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Principal Pharmacy Technician - Procurement & Distribution

Job Reference: 175-2021-2-PH2123

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, Cambridge
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


Principal Pharmacy Technician (GPhC registered)

Salary: £31,365-£37,890 (Band 6) (pro rata)

Hours: 15/week (part-time)

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic pharmacy technician to join the pharmacy procurement team at the Royal Papworth NHS Foundation Trust. The successful candidate will work together with the existing post holder as a job share to lead the pharmacy procurement and distribution team.

Candidates should have experience of pharmacy procurement within an NHS setting and of leading teams or the supervision of others. Candidates will have Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) status or be willing to undertake this.

You will work alongside and line manage the Pharmacy Supply Assistants in Procurement and Supply and Distribution to ensure a cost effective and timely provision of pharmaceuticals across the Trust.

You should have good organisational and task prioritisation skills and demonstrate good empathetic and listening skills as part of advanced clinical pharmacy practice requirements.

You must have evidence of registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and have post qualification experience working as a Pharmacy Technician within an NHS Hospital Pharmacy.

You will be required to work weekends and participate in the late evening rota within the dispensary.

For any queries relating to this post, please contact Sam Heard (Deputy Chief Pharmacist) on 01223 638179 or Jenny Harrison (Chief Pharmacist) on 01223 638745

(DBS Clearance required).

Closing date: 31st May 2020

Interview date: 8th June 2020 please note that interviews will be via webex or similar

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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