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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Dispensing Services

Band 5

Main area
Pharmacy Services
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-2255
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£27,055 - £32,934 pa / pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
20/02/2023

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

Calling all Registered Pharmacy Technicians who have ambition to develop and grow!

We are seeking to recruit a highly skilled and motivated Pharmacy Technician with substantial knowledge and practical experience within Pharmacy Dispensing Services. 

Team Dispensary is a welcoming, friendly and inclusive team who are committed to improving the service we provide to our patients.  We welcome applications from Registered Pharmacy Technicians working in all sectors.

Main duties of the job

You will be supporting the Dispensing Services Manager and Chief Technicians in ensuring the maintenance of an efficient safe dispensing service within our Main Dispensary at The Royal Derby Hospital.

You must have excellent communication and organisational skills to ensure you are able to liaise closely with our service users and Pharmacy colleagues. 

The successful candidate will have Dispensary experience, hold a BTEC or NVQ Level 3 (Pharmaceutical Services) qualification or equivalent, and have current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).  

The post offers opportunities for development and we are looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to grow and share their development with the department. There will be a requirement to participate in  weekend and bank holiday working on a rotational basis.

Closing date: 6 February 2023

Interview date: 20 February 2023

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification

Training and experience

Essential criteria
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician; evidence of CPD
  • Significant pharmacy experience including experience in dispensing services
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of NVQ Pharmacy Services standards

Organisational Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to work under pressure, organise own work and meet deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate that they can work on their own initiative but know limitations of own authority and knowledge

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Able to communicate clearly verbally and electronically with the Pharmacy team and service users
  • Demonstrate that they are approachable and a team player

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into healthArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Rebecca Watkins/Jackie Horvath/Jennifer Mitchell
Job title
Chief Technicians
Email address
rebecca.coutts4@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 785898

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Training Centre, Rehab Block, Level 3, Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
Derby
DE22 3NE
Telephone
07471140649