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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/10/2021.

Band 4 Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 313-A-21-103955-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£22,549 - £24,882

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We have a permanent position available for a Band 4 Pharmacy Technician to join the Pharmacy team at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual with an eye for detail to join a well-established Pharmacy team. The hospital Pharmacy is a busy and friendly department providing an essential service to wards and patients in a Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Community Health setting.

Duties are varied but will include:

  • Dispensing inpatient, outpatient, clinical trial and controlled drug prescriptions according to standard operating procedures.

  • Using the Pharmacy computer system to produce dispensing labels and to make stock issues, receipt and transfers.

  • Carry out distribution and stock control of medicines to wards, department, clinics and commissioned service.

  • Visit designated wards when appropriate to ensure stock control.

  • Participate in the supply of cardiac arrest kit, emergency drugs and out of hour’s drugs.

  • Providing support to wards using the Trusts ePrescribing System.

The successful candidate should be registered with the GphC, have good computer skills, demonstrate they can work accurately, have excellent communication skills and be proactive. They need to be able to work as part of a team, work in an organized manner, and have a willingness to learn.

You are required to work your weekly contracted hours between Monday to Friday as per the needs of the service and adhoc weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis.

This is a permanent post working 37.5 hours per week.

For further information please contact Isabelle Girard Bancroft, Medicines Management Lead, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, on 0116 295 8372.


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

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.

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