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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/01/2021.

Dispensary Manager

Job Reference: 317-2020-50-10-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Pharmacy - FH
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

A challenging and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Pharmacy Technician currently working in a managerial role within patient services to further develop their managerial skills and achieve their full potential working in a busy acute hospital dispensary setting.

The Newcastle Hospitals are looking to appoint a Dispensary Manager who will join the dispensary team based at Freeman the person appointed will support the Specialist Lead Technician in the implementation of agreed strategy changes and provide direct leadership and support to their team ensuring delivery of change within set time scales.

The successful candidate will support the Deputy Dispensary Manager in achieving effective deployment of Technician’s, Assistants and Pharmacist’s in line with agreed capacity and contingency plans ensuring the timely delivery of medicines provision to facilitate rapid patient discharge.

The Dispensary Manager will work closely with the Specialist Lead Technician to maximise efficiency, minimise waste and ensure a patient focused service is delivered. The post holder will be responsible for the close monitoring of prescription turnaround times, dispensary workload, and dispensary stockholding ensuring Key Performance Indicators are achieved and any implemented organisational change has a positive impact on dispensary activity.

This challenging role requires a GPhC registered technician who can demonstrate excellent leadership and organisational skills, and who can communicate effectively across all disciplines, the ability to prioritise and independently manage their own workload is also a requirement of the role.

Technicians interested in this position are required to bring with them motivation, an enthusiasm to promote new ideas, a determination to succeed in a challenging environment, the willingness to accept considerable delegated responsibility, the ability to remain calm under pressure and a commitment to future developments in pharmacy services.

Applicants must hold an approved accredited checking technician qualification.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in late duties, Bank Holiday Duties and Weekend Working

For further information please contact Emma Mills Specialist Lead Technician on 0191- 2231389 or alternatively e-mail

Full Time 37 hours 30 minutes/week

Interview Date: 3 February 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameEmma MillsJob titleSpealist Lead TechnicianEmail addressemma.mills25@nhs.netTelephone number01912231389Additional contact information









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