Cross sector training Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

Alexin Healthcare CIC


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Job summary

This role is being advertise for a really exciting opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and competencies to achieve a QCF Level 3 and BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences through a structured rotational training program with General Practice, and community pharmacy in order to register as Pharmacy Technician. The successfully appointed candidate will be based out of Hollybrook Medical Centre, Derby working up to 30 hours per week.

All applicants need to reside within the UK.

Main duties of the job

Full information regarding skills required is within the attached job description and person specification.

About us

You will be employed up to 30 hours per week by Hollybrook Medical Centre part of the Derby City South Primary Care Network.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who wants to learn, develop and support the workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work under supervision with the senior clinical pharmacist, pharmacy team, non-clinical team and clinicians to ensure safe, efficient and cost effective prescribing. The role will be supported and supervised by the Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technician who will develop, manage and mentor them. The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team in the practice to assist with acute prescription requests, medication reconciliation on transfer of care and ensure the implementation of systems for safer prescribing within our practices under direct supervision of the pharmacy team. The post holder will support integration with community pharmacy and hospital teams to help utilise skill mix, improve patient outcomes and reduce workload. The post holder will be trained and supported to undertake audits for high risk medication prescribing with supervision by the Pharmacy Technician.


To work under supervision of the Senior Clinical Pharmacist and Pharmacy team, clinicians and non-clinical teams to support the:

Reduction of inappropriate poly-pharmacy and wasteful prescribing

Reconciliation of medicines following hospital discharge and work with patients and community pharmacists to ensure patients receive the medicines they need post discharge

Communication with community and hospital pharmacy colleagues to ensure medication related queries are addressed in a timely manner

Repeat prescribing reauthorisation process by reviewing requests for repeat prescriptions and medicines reaching review dates under supervision

Managing of patients and health care professionals medication related queries

Increase of the quality and safety of prescribing through mechanisms such as audits

Help Implement drug withdrawals and alerts e.g. MHRA aimed at improving medicines safety

Work with primary care professional and patients to implement NICE and other evidence based guidelines

Provide medicines information to Practice healthcare professionals and non-clinical team

Act as a source of support to the pharmacy team for medicines information for all of the practice team and patients (e.g. around doses, side effects, adverse events, possible alternatives e.g. around out of stocks)

Support clinical teams with managing out of stock medication queries

Liaise with CCG colleagues on prescribing related matters to ensure consistency of patient care and cost effective prescribing

Liaise with other GP Practices and staff as needed for the collective benefit of patients


The post holder will be expected:

To undertake training, including mandatory and role specific training, relevant to their role and ensure it is renewed as required.

To develop and utilise their technical and pharmaceutical skills to ensure quality and value for money of medicines.

To recognises the roles of other colleagues within the organisation and their role to patient care

Demonstrates ability to work as a member of a team.

To recognise personal limitations and refer to more appropriate colleague(s) when necessary

This job description reflects the present requirements of the post and it does not form part of the contract of employment. As the duties of the post change and develop the job description will be reviewed and will be subject to amendment, in consultation with the post holder. It is the practices aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible the practice reserves the right to effect changes to the post holders job description after consultation with them. Appropriate notice of such changes will be given.

Person Specification

Personal qualities & Attributes


  • Self-motivation
  • Adaptable
  • In-date DBS
  • Work effectively
  • Work independently
  • Good attendance record



  • Pharmaceutical environment experience



  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths, English and Science or equivalent


  • NVQ/QCF Level 2 in pharmacy services or equivalent
  • A levels or evidence of further education

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Ability to work as team member and work alone as required
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Logical reasoning & problem solving
  • Numerate/literate
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Able to accept direction


  • Ideas generator

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Methodical and organised
  • Accurate and high attention to detail

Other Skills


  • Calm under pressure
  • Time management skills
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs.
  • Able to cope working under pressure
  • Committed to self and service development

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Alexin Healthcare CIC


Unit 7 Derwent Business Centre

Clarke Street



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Date posted

02 September 2021

Pay scheme



£4.62 to £8.91 an hour




2 years

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Unit 7 Derwent Business Centre

Clarke Street



Hollybrook Way



DE23 3TX

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