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Senior Pharmacy Technician

Band 5

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Band 5
37.5 hours per week (full time 5 days per week
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Trafford General
£23,023- £29,608 per annum
21/02/2019 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

Pharmacy Department, Trafford General Hospital

Senior Pharmacy Technician  Band 5

37.5 hours (5 days) per week plus 1 in 5 Saturday mornings and Bank Holidays on a rota basis

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Pharmacy Technician to join our busy team at Trafford General Hospital. The hospital is in Urmston, close to The Trafford Centre with good transport links. The department is small and friendly with an innovative outlook.

Based in the Pharmacy Department at Trafford General Hospital, the successful applicant’s duties will focus on supporting the procurement process by the placing the day to day orders, supervising the staff working in the pharmacy stores, the evaluation and release of Unlicensed Medicines and regular accuracy checking slots in the dispensary. Other duties include the ad hoc supply of ward stock drugs, maintenance of pharmacy stocks and the use of the pharmacy computer system. Full training will be given in all aspects of the post and personal development will be encouraged. 

The ideal candidate will have a BTEC/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Pharmaceutical Science and a BTEC certificate in Accuracy Checking with experience of procurement. Good communication skills and the ability to adapt to the various duties of the post are also required. Previous experience is desirable but not essential. 

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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

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Jane Jones, Chief Pharmacy Technician on 0161 746 2033 or via email

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 276 6198