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Pharmacy Technician - Training and Dispensary Lead

Job Reference: 457-20-030-MD

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Pharmacy Sevices
£24,907 to £30,615 pa (dependent on experience)

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We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy Technician – Training and Dispensary Lead

Salary:Band 5 - £24,907 - £30,615 pa (dependent on experience)

Hours:37.5 per week – permanent contract

Location:Michael Carlisle Centre, Nether Edge, Sheffield S11 9BF

Post Ref:457-20-030-MD

The Trust’s Pharmacy Department is seeking to appoint an experienced and highly skilled registered Pharmacy Technician to lead the training and development of technicians and ATOs and lead the day to day operation of the dispensary. The post is interesting and varied and includes:

•participating in the technical support necessary for the safe and effective dispensing and distribution of medicines to the designated units of SHSC

•participating in the accuracy checking of prescriptions

•assist in the training, development and mentorship of apprentice ATOs and apprentice technicians

You will need to hold a recognised Pharmacy Technician qualification (BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences, NVQ level 3 or equivalent) and must be registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC. You must also be able to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the training and development needs of pharmacy technical staff. The role includes co-ordinating the training of end users of the electronic prescribing system across the Trust, so you should have experience of working with a wide variety of staff disciplines. A key part of the role will be deputising for the dispensary manager, so the ability to lead a team and assist them in prioritising and organising their workload, is essential.

Additionally the Trust provides services across Sheffield and although the post is based at the Michael Carlisle Centre it may necessitate some travel around the city to various units of the Trust.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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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