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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/08/2020.

Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 193-36294NCG4PHA-I

Employer:
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Pharmacy Technician
Location:
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
Salary:
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

The Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust is pleased to announce that following our recent CQC inspection we have maintained our rating of ‘Good’. The CQC reported a strong patient-centred culture with a staff committed to keeping their patients safe and encouraging them to be independent. In return patients and relatives spoke highly of the staff and how they were informed of treatment plans, and how these would affect them.

This is a great opportunity to join our clinical or non-clinical teams to create a positive and motivating environment within our trust. Come and join our team in this exciting time of change as we pride ourselves, our staff and our services on excellence.

At the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust we put our patients at the heart of every element of health and care that we provide. The Trust works together as a community to deliver its vision which is “Working together to provide outstanding care for our community.”

We are Compassionate in our thoughts, words and actions

We are Aspirational and have a true desire to be dynamic and to innovate

We are Resourceful and responsible in the way we work and live

We are Excellent in our development, fairness and sharing best practice

Amazing things happen at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust; delivered by amazing people……why don’t you come and join us…….


The Royal Berkshire Hospital has an exciting opportunity for experienced and newly qualified Pharmacy Technicians to join our welcoming and innovative team. We are looking for motivated individuals who are keen to progress their Pharmacy career in our friendly, forward thinking department.

Here at the Royal Berkshire Hospital we strive to deliver an efficient, safe and resourceful service to our patients. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their skills in many aspects of the Pharmacy service, from dispensing specialised medicines, liaising with a range of different healthcare professionals and delivering a top up service to specialist wards.

We are keen to develop our Band 4 Technicians and will support their development by offering Accuracy Checking training, Controlled Drug Accreditation and by exposing them to different departments in hospital pharmacy, for example Homecare, Quality Assurance and Pharmacy Stores.

If you are a registered Pharmacy Technician, or eligible to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council, we welcome your application. For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Kirsty Waters, Deputy Dispensary Manager on 0118 322 7792, or email Kirsty.waters@royalberkshire.nhs.uk.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKirsty WatersJob titleDeputy Dispensary ManagerEmail addresskirsty.waters@royalberkshire.nhs.ukTelephone number0118 322 7792




As part of our development programme, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with Henley Business School, Reading, offer a 3 year BA (Hons) in Applied Management. As a Trust, we are delighted to offer such prestigious programme which is accredited with Chartered Management Institutes . We are the only NHS Trust offering this programme and it is a unique opportunity for our staff. Normal application and acceptance process will apply for staff who want to undertake this course.

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Applications from Tier 2 candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK are welcome but such candidates will not be appointed to the post if there are a sufficient number of suitable and available EU/EEA candidates, as the employing body will in those circumstances be unable to satisfy the Resident Market Labour Test as required by the Border Immigration Authority.

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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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