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Rotational Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2018-37819

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Pharmacy (916402)
£21,089 to £30,112 pa

Higher Level Pharmacy Technician

(Medicines Management)

Band 4/5 linked post depending on experience & qualifications

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of only 4 stand-alone Children’s hospitals in the UK and moved into a brand new “Hospital in the Park” in October 2015. We are the UK’s first cognitive hospital and treat over 270,000 children and families each year.

We have an exciting opportunity for ONE full time (37.5hrs per week) permanent GPhC registered Pharmacy Technician to join our committed and friendly team to deliver a high quality paediatric medicines service to our patients across the North-West.

We are looking for a highly self-motivated technician who is forward thinking, can work well under pressure, use their own initiative and have excellent communication and organisational skills. Candidates must be patient focused and passionate about upholding Trust values in order to provide the best possible service

Our Band 4 Technicians rotate through the various areas of the department offering the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in a paediatric pharmacy service.

Our Band 5 Technicians support the Near Patient Pharmacy ward based service and participate in Accuracy checking.

We are committed to staff development and value our Technician’s dedication and hard work.

The successful candidate will be required to work flexibly and participate in weekend work, Bank Holidays and ‘Late’ or ‘Early’ rotas as necessary

Candidates must be registered Pharmacy Technicians with the General Pharmaceutical Council with a BTEC National Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent and/or a QCF level 3 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent recognised competency based training. Pre-registration Pharmacy Technicians who are due to qualify in September 2019 may also apply. Candidates will be recruited at Band 4 unless they hold a BTEC Professional Diploma in Dispensing Checking and can demonstrate that they fulfil other competency requirements.

Candidates should preferably have recent hospital experience although previous paediatric experience is not essential, as a full induction and training programme will be made available from experienced mentors.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit of our department please contact Linda Sprawson – Chief Pharmacy Technician or Julie Drury - Senior Technician on 0151 252 5669


Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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