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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/12/2019.

Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 236-BCOM-P171-2019

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Bury and Rochdale Care Organisation, Bury
£24,214 - £30,112

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.

The Bury Local Care Organisation was launched on 1 April 2019 with the aim of enabling improvements in population health and wellbeing by providing integrated health and care services to the people of Bury. We are an innovative formal alliance of organisations: Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (Salford Royal and Pennine Acute Hospital NHS Trusts); Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust; Bury Council; Bury GP Federation; BARDOC; Bury Voluntary, Community and Faith Alliance; Persona Care and Support Ltd.

Applications are welcome from people currently working in any of the above organisations.


One of the key ways that health and social care partners are working together in Bury to improve services is the development of the Intermediate Tier services.

The proposed delivery model is designed to bring together health and social workers into a unified Bury-wide integrated team delivering intermediate care services under single leadership.

The key deliverables are to:

  • Introduce home-based care into Bury’s intermediate care offer;
  • Create additional enhanced IMC beds through the dual registration of Killelea House;
  • Bring the existing enhanced IMC beds from Bealey Community Hospital under the intermediate tier offer; and
  • Relaunch Rapid Community Response with a broader multidisciplinary team.

It is also intended that the new model of service delivery should change the current pattern of service demand, use and patient flow by:

  • Focusing on acute admission avoidance by increasing step-up referrals;
  • Achieving higher bed occupancy; and
  • Reducing average length of stay.

We are looking for 2 Pharmacy Technicians to provide support to our Intermediate Care facilities and to work with our Integrated neighbourhood teams.

This is a new service within the Bury area, and would suit a Pharmacy Technician who is keen to be part of a developing role.

You will be based in one of our bed based IMC facilities and will work as part of the multidisciplinary team, to support temporary residents with their medicines, supporting them to live independently on discharge from care. You will assess suitability for self- administration whilst resident in the IMC. You will work with carers and nursing staff, to ensure that patients have sufficient supplies during their stay and on discharge home, liaising with secondary care and the local Pharmacy provider to ensure a smooth transition.

You will provide practical advice on drug administration to support independent living and reduce the need for inappropriate care packages. You will work closely with our Pharmacists, who will accept referrals from the Integrated neighbourhood team and from Rapid Response and may be required to visit patients in their own home to determine how they are managing their medicines.

You will work with other members of the health and social care team for the benefit of the patient.

The successful candidate will need to be able to drive and have access to a car.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.


For further details / informal visits contact:


Juliet Bell

If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply would require immigration sponsorship. You can self assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorhip for this post please visit the UKBA website.

Please note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly.

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Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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