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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/05/2021.

Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 267-CS2809569-C

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Pharmacy Technician
Oxford Pharmacy Store, Oxford
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum/pro-rata

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

This role forms part of the Quality and Governance Team (QGT) at Oxford Pharmacy Store (OPS). OPS is an NHS wholesaler of pharmaceuticals operating across the whole of the UK.

The core function is to support the Head of Quality (HoQ) in maintaining the quality
and governance strategy for Oxford Pharmacy Store (OPS), ensuring that the organisation meets the ‘Good Distribution Practice’ (GDP) quality standards required by the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

NHS supplies over 3000 UK healthcare providers and works in partnership with both commercial and NHS manufacturing partners in supply of a range of pharmaceuticals.

The successful candidate will gain both experience and skills/knowledge in relation to the pharmaceutical industry and quality and governance regulations that legislate.

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified or training Pharmacy Technician to join a dynamic, growing team that supports the effective supply chain management and supply of pharmaceuticals to UK healthcare providers.

1. Assist the HoQ in ensuring compliance with the general conditions of the wholesaler dealers license and with the requirements of GDP (The standards of Good Distribution Practice are defined in legislation).

2. Assist the HoQ in ensuring that all aspects of the quality system are implemented and
maintained and that the pharmacy Store services comply with the Clinical Governance and
Quality Assurance agenda of the Trust.

3. To ensure that all activities within OPS are carried out in compliance with the Trust policies and regulatory requirements.

4. Undertake regular audits of the quality standards as specified by the HoQ and support the HoQ in ensuring that any actions arising out of audits are dealt with in a timely manner.

5. Write and amend Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to the quality system and
ensure that Stores staff understand and work to these procedures.

6. Report to the Management team on quality issues during monthly management meetings.

7. Check and approve for return to saleable stock any medicinal product returned by a customer,according to the returns SOP – referring any quality issues to the HoQ when required.

8. Manage stock that requires quarantine; documenting the movement of stock in and out of
quarantine and working with the HoQ to assign the fate of quarantined stock.

9. Be involved in any decision to quarantine or dispose of returned, rejected, recalled or counterfeit products.

10. Implement the Drug Recall procedure when initiated by the MHRA, pharmaceutical companies and others ensuring that patient safety is maintained at all times , quarantining stock as appropriate and liasing with suppliers to obtain replacement stock when necessary, this includes maintaining appropriate records and generating reports as required.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameNatasha ArifJob titleHead of QualityEmail addressNatasha.Arif@oxfordhealth.nhs.ukTelephone number07917 720098

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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