Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
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Job Title - Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician
Hours per week - 37.5
Perm/Fixed Term-Fixed Term - 24 months
Salary - £19,371 - £20,697 per annum ( this salary is 70% of Band 4 1st year and 75% of Band 4 2nd year)
Closing Date: 10th December 2023
Interview Date: January 2024
2 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT FROM MARCH 2024
The salary for this training post is £ 19,371 - £20,697 (for the 1st year, the salary will be 70% of a Band 4, and for the 2nd year it will be 75% of a Band 4) in line with NHS AfC pay scale.
This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.
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A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.
Main duties of the job
This is a full time -fixed term contract for 2 years. The training opportunity is an advanced apprenticeship leading to Level 3 Diploma (QCF) in Pharmaceutical Sciences plus Level 3 NVQ Diploma (QCF) in Pharmacy Service Skills which provides eligibility to register as a pharmacy technician with the GPhC.
Normal working hours are 37.5hours per week with rotational weekend and bank holiday working. Subject to change.
You will be required to attend 1 day's training off site per week at BMET college (day to be confirmed) in order to meet the requirements for this training post.
The post holder will rotate through various areas of pharmacy including inpatient and outpatient dispensing, goods receipt, distribution and Medicines Management. You will be offered a variety of experiences and training.
Please see person specification for the qualifications and Training. All essential criteria needs to be met for eligibility of this post
Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:
Effective Open Communication
excellence and safety in everything we do
Challenge but support
Expect respect and dignity
Local health that inspires confidence
Benefits:On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.
- Attend a two year course with one day per week release to college (BMet) to undertake studies to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a certificate in functional skills at level 2 (if required)
- Complete Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF) by gathering a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competence.
- Participate in quarterly appraisals and personal reviews and work to achieve set objectives.
- Develop professional and pharmaceutical skills through participation in the Trusts pharmacy technician rotation programme.
- Undertake study in own time when necessary.
- Be aware and work within departmental procedures and policies, accepted standards of practice and relevant legislation (E.g. Health and Safety, Medicine Act)
- Contribute to the provision of a dispensary service to inpatients and outpatients using the pharmacy computer systems for stock control and labelling including: -
- Maintain satisfactory stock levels, storage and turnover of medicines to ensure the quality of medicines are maintained.
- Identify actual and potential problems with reference to other staff as necessary
- Complete and maintain accurate records where appropriate
- Prepare labels and dispense medicines for patients
- Issue medicines to patients, including appropriate information
- Using communication skills to receive enquiries and other appropriate information from healthcare professionals, patients and members of the public
Experience and Knowledge
Qualification and Professional
Skills and Abilities
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).