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Dispensary Technician

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital
£20,150 - £23,363 per annum
30/01/2019 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 University Foundation Trust (MFT) is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England. We provide an extensive range of district general hospital services to the local population of central Manchester and tertiary and specialist services to patients from across the North West and beyond.

Are you committed to delivering a high quality service and providing the very best standard of care for our patients? If so, this is an exciting opportunity to join our Dispensary based pharmacy team to assist in the delivery of a safe and efficient Dispensary service. Good communication skills and the ability to adapt to the various duties of the post are also required. Previous experience of hospital pharmacy is desirable but not essential as full training will be given in all aspects of the post and personal development will be encouraged.

You should have a BTEC/NVQ level 3 in pharmaceutical science or equivalent nationally recognised pharmacy qualification and professional registration with the GPhC is essential.

If not already qualified, you will be expected to successfully complete the BTEC Level 4 Accuracy Checking Technician's course and perform accuracy checking in due course. 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. Based in the Pharmacy Department your main duties will be dispensing discharge prescriptions and controlled drugs and a variety of duties including dispensing for in and outpatients, the ad-hoc supply of ward stock drugs, maintenance of dispensary stocks and use of the pharmacy computer system, and automated dispensing system.  You must have a BTEC/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Pharmaceutical Science and be registered with the GPhC. 

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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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