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Specialist Pharmacy Technician - Technical Services

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Oxford Road Campus
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
24/08/2018 23:59

Are you committed to delivering a high quality service and providing the very best standard of care for patients? If so, this is an exciting opportunity to join our diverse team to deliver a safe and efficient dispensing and technical service.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) Central is a leading integrated health, teaching, research, and innovation campus in the thriving city region of Manchester. We offer a unique range of services to the North West treating and managing the simplest to the most complex conditions and diseases. Therefore, recruiting the best talent to fulfil this role is really important to us.

With a patient-focused approach, you will:

• Lead a team of Dispensing Assistants, and Accuracy Checking Technicians to ensure delivery of a comprehensive, and high quality dispensary service.

  • Support the Chief Technicians for technical services in creating a team of rotational assistants, and technicians that supports stock replenishment, dispensary, and ward based services

We strive to develop the knowledge and skills of our staff which enables them to advance personally and provide a high quality pharmaceutical service. We also offer excellent career development.

To help us do this, we are looking for an enthusiastic and astute individual to join our busy team. Self-motivated and flexible, you will have excellent organisational and communication skills. You’ll have the ability to work effectively both independently and with the existing teams within the pharmacy department.

You will also have:
• BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science, or equivalent
• Level 3 NVQ Diploma in pharmacy services skills, or equivalent
• Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

  • BTEC Professional Diploma in Dispensing Accuracy Checking
  • The ability to lead and develop a team
    The ability to develop good working relationships
    • The ability to work at pace in a busy environment
    • Good I.T/keyboard skills
    • A flexible approach and commitment to accommodate the needs of the service
    • Strong attention to detail

    The post offers in-service development training and the opportunity to gain further qualifications in management and leadership. MFT has provided us with a purpose built, state of the art pharmacy department. Training and development will continue to be one of our main priorities as we continue to lead the way in customer and pharmaceutical care. 

    The post will be 37.5 hours per week covering late nights and weekends.



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

Amanda Blackmore, Chief Technician Dispensary Services 0161 7014355 or Jeannette Adrian 0161 7011200


If you have problems applying, contact

0161 276 6196