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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/12/2020.

High Cost Drugs and Homecare Specialist Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 387-DT-3108-LS

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol
£31,365 - £37,890 pa pro rata

There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to be come one organisation. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

Do you have an interest in the funding of high cost drugs, and the delivery of homecare medicines?

Do you have significant experience as a Pharmacy Technician?

Would you like to work as part of a small friendly team?

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Pharmacy Technician, due to the expanding homecare service and current maternity leave in the high cost drug team. This fixed-term post will be suited to a Pharmacy Technician looking to gain a greater understanding of homecare and high cost drugs, whilst gaining experience in helping to lead a small team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work closely with the high cost drugs pharmacist to ensure high cost drugs, including immunoglobulins, are used appropriately and commissioning and reporting requirements are meet.
  • Ensure the Trust meets commissioner Prior approval requirements through the monitoring of the Bluteq® system
  • Work as a deputy to the homecare lead, ensuring leadership and management of the homecare team.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jules Cuthbert, High Cost Drugs Pharmacist

julie.cuthbert@uhbw.nhs.ukT, 01173429324

Elizabeth Mander, Contract Manager Outpatients and Homecare, 0117 3423573


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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