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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2021.

Senior Pharmacy Technician, Quality Assurance

Job Reference: 234-21-CS811

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Norwich
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

We have an exciting opportunity in our pharmacy department for a Senior Pharmacy Quality Assurance Technician who will also cover dispensing duties at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. Our modern, purpose built hospital is one of the largest acute trusts in the UK and has ambitious plans for further growth.

As a Senior Pharmacy Quality Assurance Technician you will be joining an exceptional team of professionals and would be expected to assimilate seamlessly in to our people focused approach at NNUH.

The Pharmacy Department is at the forefront of healthcare delivery with a strong focus on medicines management and innovative pharmaceutical practice. We are challenging the current professional roles resulting in a number of innovative new pharmacy led developments and new posts. We also have strong links with the School of Pharmacy, with onsite Teacher Practitioner posts, and the Medical School at the University of East Anglia. This offers exciting opportunities for professional and career development.

The Pharmacy Department and the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are proud to be a diverse, inclusive and positive employer for all staff. With existing BAME and LGBT+ Staff networks in place (details attached) we have established support networks to promote inclusivity for staff. As such we are happy and excited to encourage and welcome applications from all.

The Quality Assurance Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for:

The day to day organisation and supervision of Pharmacy Quality Assurance services, to include:

  • Planning and prioritising of workload and task allocation
  • Supervision of Quality Assurance support staff
  • Supporting the training of pre-registration and support staff in Quality Assurance activities
  • Supporting the Operations Manager, Quality Assurance with all aspects of Quality Assurance and Control, including deputising in their absence.

You will also join a team of Clinical Support Technicians and provide a Medicines Management service to defined wards and undertake Accredited Checking Technician and dispensing duties in the Dispensary as part of the Pharmacy Technician dispensary and ward rotas.

This position will provide opportunities for development and learning within the field of Quality Assurance.

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Open for applications: 27th July 2021

Close for applications: 2nd August 2021

Interview date: 10th August 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Melanie Goodrum

Operations Manager, Pharmacy Quality Assurance

Tel: 01603 286062


The Job Description provides details of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: All our communication with you regarding your application will be by e-mail so please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

Data Protection: A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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