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Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 847-A-18-2192

Spectrum Community Health
HMP Holme House
Stockton on Tees
£23,023 - £29,608 p.a.

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding Pharmacy Technician role and want to develop your skills in a new environment?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and focused Pharmacy Technician to join our prison healthcare team in HMP Holme House.

HMP Holme House is a male local prison located in Stockton on Tees.

About the role:

As a Pharmacy Technician, you will assist with the provision and delivery of an integrated, safe, legal, high quality prison pharmaceutical service, taking into consideration, at all times, the need to maintain a high level of security.

The post holder will be an integral member of the Pharmacy Team, who form part of the wider healthcare team at HMP Holme House. You will be required to work bank hoilidays and weekends and the role is based on the house blocks.

You will be required to support the delivery of Pharmacy Services which will include the administration and supply of medication to prisoners, medicines optimisation and providing advice to other colleagues and prisoners within your competency.

About you:

You'll be required to accept certain activities in relation to the day to day operational management of their unit and as such must ensure that they are trained and competent to take on these additional responsibilities.

You may be required to take on a role of working across multiple Pharmacy Services if and when required.

You will hold NVQ Level 3, BTEC or equivalent qualifications and have a current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

You will also have relevant post-qualification experience working within a multi-disciplinary team.

On top of your basic salary, you will receive at least 27 days' holiday each year rising to 33 days after 10 years’ service (excluding bank holidays). You will also automatically become a member of the NHS pension scheme and will receive an excellent package of pension benefits which are one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK.

If you are successful in being offered a position with Spectrum, which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Spectrum will administer this application on your behalf and the cost of the DBS check will be recovered from your salary over a number of months when you start with Spectrum or via an invoice should you not commence in post.

Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) are - Standard DBS check £26.00 and Enhanced DBS check £44.00. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for and the exact cost will be confirmed with you before the DBS process commences. If you already subscribe to the annual DBS update service please let Workforce Services know after you have been offered the post so appropriate arrangements can be made and costs incurred can be kept to a minimum.

The post holder will be expected to undertake safeguarding training (Children and Adults) appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area they work in.



Spectrum’s Terms and Conditions are comparable with those offered by the NHS (Agenda for Change or Medical and Dental), therefore, you will receive an excellent benefits package, including membership of the NHS pension scheme, life insurance, discounts, free parking (at the majority of sites, subject to availability). A full list of employee rewards and benefits is contained in the separate document attached.

The post holder will be expected to undertake safeguarding training (Children and Adults) appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area they work in.

Thank you for your interest in our post. Before you apply please ensure you read the following:

  • All communication will be sent via NHS jobs so please check your account regularly

  • Please read all the documentation before applying to ensure you tailor your application specifically to our post

  • Due to the large volume of applications we do not have the facility to respond to everyone. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion

  • Please apply early - we may close early should we receive sufficient applications

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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