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Senior Ward Based Pharmacy Technician

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Central)
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum
19/02/2019 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

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 technical ward based service.

With a patient-focused approach, you will:

• Support clinical pharmacists and other ward based pharmacy staff in the provision of complete pharmaceutical care to patients at ward level.
• Deliver a comprehensive technical medicines management service at ward level.
• Carry out accuracy checking responsibilities, both at dispensary and ward level 
• Deliver a high quality dispensing service to a multitude of areas throughout the Trust.

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.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) 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.

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 team at ward level and within the pharmacy department.

You will also have:

• Professional Pharmacy Technician status - Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
• BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Dispensing Accuracy Checking or equivalent 
• Previous experience in technical ward based pharmacy services is desirable
• The ability to develop good working relationships
• The ability to work at pace in a busy environment
• Excellent I.T skills
• A flexible approach and commitment to accommodate the needs of the service
• A strong attention to detail

The post offers in-service development training at ward level and the potential opportunity to gain further qualifications such the BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma in Pharmacy Clinical Services. 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 is based at Oxford Road Campus, working hours include weekends and evenings, 37.5 hours per week covering 24 hour shifts.

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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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