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Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 378-QAW0498

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 WAK Pharmacy - 170481
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We’re very proud we were chosen as the ‘best organisation’ in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care. We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.


We are looking for an experienced pharmacy technician to join us in developing and supporting existing services. The successful candidate will need excellent time management and organisational skills, be able to work independently and as part of a team and have a high level of attention to detail. These skills will be essential in delivering the workload efficiently and effectively. Experience of managing clozapine would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be working in partnership to develop the delivery of care and medicines management; we expect that you would have excellent interpersonal skills. Your role will have a significant impact on service user’s care by developing quality systems that improve our workflow as we progress with developing our Medicines Management service.

Medicines management and medicines optimisation are high on the agenda at the Trust and we aim to provide high quality care with an emphasis on services to service users, through a modernised lean working process. We are committed to sharing excellence and providing positive outcomes to our service users.

The post will be based within the main hub at Fieldhead, taking part in holiday and sickness cover at other locations in the trust when required.

You will be joining a team of pharmacists and technicians over Wakefield, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Halifax and Barnsley; you will be supported in building on existing skills and developing new ones.

Applications from Band 4 technicians who fit the essential criteria with the exception of accuracy checking will be considered. If successful the candidate will commence at Band 4 and be required to undertake and pass the accuracy checking qualification within the first 12 months. This is an additional condition to those outlined in our values based recruitment policy.

Interviews will be held on 20 June 2019 at Fieldhead Hospital.

For further details please contact Anne Wilson Operational Pharmacy Services Manager or Lianne Riley Technical Services Manager on 01924 316365 or email or

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644081.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

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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