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Pre Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (student technician)

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-450

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Support
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
£21,089 - £23,761 (Annex

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Pre-registration pharmacy technicians are essential to the continuing development of the pharmacy team. Working under appropriate supervision following a competence based learning program you will participate in the provision of a comprehensive pharmaceutical service within the Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You will provide accurately dispensed medicines for inpatients, outpatients and discharge prescriptions from the main dispensary and satellite dispensaries at ward level. Successful candidates will rotate through the pharmacy department learning the different technical roles, and gain further understanding of manufacturing, issuing and stock control of medicines.

This two year training post is designed to give the trainee the technical experience and knowledge to be able to register and work as a Pharmacy Technician. To achieve this it requires participation and completion of a comprehensive training and competency program consisting of an NVQ level 3 Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills and BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF) which is taught at West Cheshire College on a day release basis. A commitment to study in your own time and attendance at all external study days is expected as part of this role.

Posts are 2 year fixed term contracts and will be rotational across the Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge General Hospital sites.

Applicants must have 4 GCSEs A to C grades to include Maths, English Language, Chemistry plus one other science subject (Dual Science Award accepted) in order to be eligible for college enrolment.

Candidates who successfully complete the 2 year course will then be eligible to register as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Dave Price (Senior Pharmacy Technician NVQ/Dispensary Co-ordinator) or Alison Fair (Team Leader Dispensary Services) 0151 482 7963

Following your application via NHS Jobs, your information will be imported into our third party recruitment system – Trac Jobs. All subsequent information regarding your application will then be generated from and this is where you will be able to track the progress of your application. This will ensure we deal with your application quickly and efficiently.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in the application, to its third party management system.

Please note; that if you are offered a position, your personal details will automatically be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system (ESR).

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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