Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

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Job summary

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

Closing Date: 14th July 2024

Interview Date: 13th July 2024

2 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT FROM SEPTEMBER 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.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

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, late night 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, ward stock 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.

About us

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.

Date posted

24 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£25,147 to £27,596 a year per annum (70% of Band 4 1st year and 75% of Band 4 2nd year)

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

24 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

230--22580336-CSS-A

Job locations

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Pharmacy Department

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. 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)
  2. Complete Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF) by gathering a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competence.
  3. Participate in quarterly appraisals and personal reviews and work to achieve set objectives.
  4. Develop professional and pharmaceutical skills through participation in the Trusts pharmacy technician rotation programme.
  5. Undertake study in own time when necessary.
  6. Be aware and work within departmental procedures and policies, accepted standards of practice and relevant legislation (E.g. Health and Safety, Medicine Act)
  7. Dispensary
  8. Contribute to the provision of a dispensary service to inpatients and outpatients using the pharmacy computer systems for stock control and labelling including: -
  9. Maintain satisfactory stock levels, storage and turnover of medicines to ensure the quality of medicines are maintained.
  10. Identify actual and potential problems with reference to other staff as necessary
  11. Complete and maintain accurate records where appropriate
  12. Prepare labels and dispense medicines for patients
  13. Issue medicines to patients, including appropriate information
  14. Using communication skills to receive enquiries and other appropriate information from healthcare professionals, patients and members of the public

Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. 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)
  2. Complete Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF) by gathering a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate competence.
  3. Participate in quarterly appraisals and personal reviews and work to achieve set objectives.
  4. Develop professional and pharmaceutical skills through participation in the Trusts pharmacy technician rotation programme.
  5. Undertake study in own time when necessary.
  6. Be aware and work within departmental procedures and policies, accepted standards of practice and relevant legislation (E.g. Health and Safety, Medicine Act)
  7. Dispensary
  8. Contribute to the provision of a dispensary service to inpatients and outpatients using the pharmacy computer systems for stock control and labelling including: -
  9. Maintain satisfactory stock levels, storage and turnover of medicines to ensure the quality of medicines are maintained.
  10. Identify actual and potential problems with reference to other staff as necessary
  11. Complete and maintain accurate records where appropriate
  12. Prepare labels and dispense medicines for patients
  13. Issue medicines to patients, including appropriate information
  14. Using communication skills to receive enquiries and other appropriate information from healthcare professionals, patients and members of the public

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Numerate

Desirable

  • Pharmacy experience
  • Previous experience with the public
  • Basic computer skills (Keyboard, XL Word, power point)

Qualification and Professional

Essential

  • GCSE's: Math's C, English and Science(at C or above) and 3 other subjects at a minimum of grade C
  • Pharmacy Services QCF Level 2 or equivalent with 12 months current experience and hold a functional skills level 2 qualification (or equivalent) in Maths and English.
  • Three 'A' levels, one of which is a relevant science subject and Maths C (GCSE or equivalent).
  • Degree in science or humanities and Maths C (GCSE or equivalent).

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Well organised/able to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated

Desirable

  • Tidy and clean appearance

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Reliable, honest and trustworthy
  • Mature and professional approach
  • Flexibility

Other

Essential

  • Capable of occasional moderate lifting <13kg Ability to attend regularly Able to participate in weekend/bank holiday work Able to travel to college one day per week

Desirable

  • Physically fit
Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Numerate

Desirable

  • Pharmacy experience
  • Previous experience with the public
  • Basic computer skills (Keyboard, XL Word, power point)

Qualification and Professional

Essential

  • GCSE's: Math's C, English and Science(at C or above) and 3 other subjects at a minimum of grade C
  • Pharmacy Services QCF Level 2 or equivalent with 12 months current experience and hold a functional skills level 2 qualification (or equivalent) in Maths and English.
  • Three 'A' levels, one of which is a relevant science subject and Maths C (GCSE or equivalent).
  • Degree in science or humanities and Maths C (GCSE or equivalent).

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Well organised/able to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated

Desirable

  • Tidy and clean appearance

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Reliable, honest and trustworthy
  • Mature and professional approach
  • Flexibility

Other

Essential

  • Capable of occasional moderate lifting <13kg Ability to attend regularly Able to participate in weekend/bank holiday work Able to travel to college one day per week

Desirable

  • Physically fit

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.

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).

Additional information

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).

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Pharmacy Department

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


Employer's website

http://www.geh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Pharmacy Department

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


Employer's website

http://www.geh.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Lead Pharmacy Technician

Alistair Jones

alistair.jones@geh.nhs.uk

02476153296

Date posted

24 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£25,147 to £27,596 a year per annum (70% of Band 4 1st year and 75% of Band 4 2nd year)

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

24 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

230--22580336-CSS-A

Job locations

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Pharmacy Department

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ


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