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Senior Pharmacy Technician Dispensary Services (Team Leader)

Band 5

Main area
Dispensary Services
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
24/01/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Manchester Foundation Trust is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England.

A permanent position has arisen for a Band 5 Pharmacy Technician within the Dispensary Services team, on the Oxford Road Campus (ORC)

The Pharmacy Department is established as a clinical support directorate and employs approximately 300 staff. Pharmacy's role is to support the safe and effective use of medicines for all our patients. We do this through a number of teams of highly trained pharmacists, technicians, assistants and support staff who specialise in different aspects of medicines use. The department prides ourselves on being patient focused and have become an integral part of the ward teams.

As would be expected for a major teaching hospital, we provide a pharmacy service seven days a week and have staff on site 24 hours a day in order to ensure medicines and pharmacy advice is available at all times.

You duties will include rota management, staff training and supervision, carrying out staff appraisals and accuracy checking.  You must be able to demonstrate good skills in operational management and training of staff. You must be self motivated and able to motivate others whilst maintaining adequate staff skill mix within various areas of the Inpatient Pharmacy. This position is instrumental in developing links and services to support the ward based clinical team, and providing medicines for patients in the most efficient manner.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Amanda Blackmore Chief Technician Dispensary Services 0161 7014355 or Lisa Altoft Specialist Senior Technician 0161 2764665

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 276 6198