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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/07/2022.

Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 365-A-22-180814

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Worcestershire Royal Hospital
Annex U - 70% of top of B4 - Year 1

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system. Key to making all of this happen, and making sure that our teams are empowered and equipped with have the skills, tools, techniques and mindset to drive continuous improvement in every part of our Trust is our single improvement methodology

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

Job Title: Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician Student

Area of work: Pharmacy Services, rotational across Trust depending on trainingplacement


Salary:Band 4 - Annex 21 (70% of Band 4 in Year 1, 75% of Band 4 in Year 2)

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week

Job type: Fixed term 24 month contract

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Pharmacy Departments are currently recruiting Pre-Registration Student Pharmacy Technicians to work at both Worcestershire Royal Hospital in Worcester, and the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.

We are looking for 4 full time individuals who have an aspiration to provide patient care and support by ensuring that our patients get the right medicine at the right time. This role will involve working in an acute hospital setting liaising with clinicians and working within multi-disciplinary teams.

To be eligible to apply, youmusthave the following qualifications:

GCSE’s: Math’s C, English and Science(at C or above) and 3 other subjects at a minimum of grade C .


Pharmacy Services QCF Level 2 or equivalent with 12 months current experience and hold a functional skills level 2 qualification (or equivalent) in Maths and English.


Three ‘A’ levels, one of which is a relevant science subject and Maths C (GCSE or equivalent).


Degree in science or humanities and Maths C (GCSE or equivalent).

Please do not submit an application if you do not meet these minimum requirements, as these are set by National Framework and the education providers, as a minimum level of qualification for all trainees.

You must also be hard working, enthusiastic, have good communication and interpersonal skills, a positive and professional attitude, enjoy working with people, an ability to pay attention to detail and have a willingness to learn and work hard to complete your training. In return you will join a dedicated, forward thinking department who are currently working towards building plans for a 7 day service.

You will have the opportunity to complete the Level 3 qualifications required to join the General Pharmaceutical Council professional register as a registered Pharmacy Technician upon completion of the training program, with all the benefits and opportunities that the profession has to offer.

You will gain experience, skills and knowledge through a variety of teaching methods, including competence based assessment, a portfolio of evidence, classroom teaching, online learning and self-directed study.

You will follow a planned training rota which will guide you throughout all aspects of pharmacy services including dispensing for wards and outpatients, provision of advice to patients on actions and uses of medicines, preparation of sterile products and also stock management and procurement.

This position will require a commitment to study and revise in your own time, as well as some work provided time to complete your portfolio of evidence.You must be able to work as part of a team and demonstrate good organisational skills and time management, in order to be able to manage both work and study.

You will be expected to participate in the weekend and Bank Holiday rotas as a trainee, and working hours during the week will be full time, and be between the hours of 8.30am and 6pm.


For further information an informal chat or to arrange a look around in the first instance please contact: Tina Slaughter, Chief Technician via Contact number 01527 503030 ext 42086


Andrea Ewins, Chief Technician WRH on 01905 733095 Email

Important information about your application

**** Please be aware job adverts may close before the published closing date, if we have a high volume of applications, we recommend getting your application in as quickly as possible. ****

  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working.

We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Guidelines on COVID Vaccinations

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19. The Trust continue to support the COVID vaccination and believe that all staff should be fully vaccinated to protect themselves, their families, their colleagues and our patients.

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