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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/03/2020.

Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 155-CS-AHP-0320-31

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
South Shields
£21,089 to £23,761 pa

The Trust provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided outside this area. We also provide a range of community based services across Sunderland, South Tyneside and Gateshead, particularly within Community Nursing, Family Care and Therapy Services.

Inpatient facilities are provided from Sunderland Royal Hospital (SRH), South Tyneside District Hospital (STDH), St Benedict’s Hospice and from the specialist Sunderland Eye Infirmary, giving a total number of beds of around 1200 acute beds, as well as a state-of-the-art ICCU at SRH. The Trust is continuing to invest in its infrastructure with: a new Emergency Department and Integrated Assessment Unit opened June 2017 at SRH; a state of the art Integrated Emergency Care Centre at STDH opened in 2012; in 2016 the Trust opened its new Endoscopy Unit at SRH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Surgical Centre at STDH in 2017; in 2017 the Trust opened its new state of the art MRI at STDH; in 2017 the Trust opened its state of the art Durham Treatment Centre providing satellite dialysis, out-patient clinics, imaging and day case procedures across a range of specialties. The Trust also provides an outreach service to our Durham patients for nephrology, urology, ENT, OMFS and ophthalmology. There is an onsite at SRH Fitness Centre and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with their childcare arrangements.

We’re here to deliver the best care to the people we serve and our values are at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for applications from those who will share the commitment to our values and will live and breathe the behavioural standards that support them - Compassionate and dignified, high quality, safe patient care always the first priority/Working together for the benefit of our patients and their families or carers/Openness and honesty in everything we do/Respect and encouragement for our staff

Are you a Registered Pharmacy Technician seeking a new challenge? Or perhaps, a newly-qualified Pharmacy Technician looking to develop new or existing skills? Or are you a student Pharmacy Technician qualifying this summer?  South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust are looking for you.

We provide emergency care, Acute medical and surgical services as well as diagnostic and specialty services from South Tyneside District Hospital and City Hospitals Sunderland. The Trust also provides community services which cover the South of Tyne area (Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland).   

You will be joining a friendly department based at either the South Tyneside or Sunderland site but also be able to work across multiple sites. The Service benefits from the successful working relationship between our clinical and technical teams, who work together as patient-focused teams providing high-quality clinical and technical services to our patients. There is also a strong emphasis on supporting you in developing medicines management, clinical, leadership and mentoring skills to the next Band 5 level.

We are looking for capable, confident and enthusiastic qualified Pharmacy Technicians from any sector or Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technicians who anticipate qualifying this summer, who wish to build on the skills you already have in an Acute hospital environment.  You must have completed or be about to complete a recognised Pharmacy Technician training course and hold a BTEC/NVQ3 or equivalent in Pharmacy Services (and be registered or about to be registered with General Pharmaceutical Council as a Pharmacy Technician).

You will be required to carry out a broad range of duties depending on experience including; medication history taking, final accuracy checking, dispensing for discharge services, dispensing, clinical trials, medicines management, patient safety audit, use of electronic prescribing system, use of electronic medicines storage systems and training of other staff etc.  There is also a requirement to participate in evening, weekend and bank holiday rosters.

Before commencing/submitting your application form, please ensure that you read the attached Job Application Process/Confirming Appointment Procedure Candidate Guidance

Important note on completion of the reference section of Application Form - In line with NHS Employment Check Standards, if you are successful at interview, the Trust, as part of the recruitment process will seek to confirm a 3 year employment/training/education history. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous employer and/or educational establishment that cover the last 3 years. If you are currently a professional student due to qualify, please also provide the details of your mentor. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

You will be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs. If you have been successful at shortlisting you will be invited to interview via NHS Jobs using the e-mail address you have registered. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 6 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note – All new employees will commence in line with Trust Induction dates. This Induction will take place at either Sunderland Royal Hospital or South Tyneside Hospital, irrespective of where the job will be based.

Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note the vacancy may be closed early if exceptional volumes of applications are received and late applications will not be accepted or considered.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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