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Pharmacy Technician (Homecare)

Job Reference: 120-PST150-0120

Velindre Cancer Centre
Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff
£21,089 to £23,761 per annum

Thank you for your interest in working for Velindre Cancer Centre (VCC), which is a committed equal opportunities employer. VCC welcomes applications from people who share our vision;

Velindre University NHS Trust will be recognised locally, nationally and internationally as a renowned organisation of excellence for patient and donor care, education and research.

our values;

  • BE Accountable

  • BE Bold

  • BE Caring

  • BE Dynamic

& who will complement our current experienced and specialist employees who are passionate about working in an organisation with the ambition to provide world class services & care to our patients.

VCC is an amazing place to work & develop your career. It is undertaking a 5 year transformation programme which will enable cancer services to meet the future needs of our patients across South East Wales. Not only will programme see VCC moving into a new purpose built cancer hospital, it will provide opportunities for patients to receive treatments closer to their homes. The infrastructure changes will offer our employees opportunities to work across a number of sites, in new and different ways, create development opportunities & increase flexible working practices.

VCC provides our employees with a favourable salary and reward / staff benefits & support package.

For more information on this vacancy please contact the recruiting manager, who will be pleased to discuss it with you.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

The Trust also reserves the right to close a vacancy early or withdraw an advertisement at any stage of the process, to enable internal staff requiring to be redeployed in suitable roles.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen as part of the Pharmacy Team for a registered pharmacy technician to work at Velindre Cancer Centre. You will be supported by the Medicines at Home Manager and will work with other pharmacy, medical, nursing and clerical staff.

The role will include operational management of the Medicines at Home Team and includes:

  • Co-ordinates with multidisciplinary healthcare teams to implement homecare services
  • Investigates, develops, and reports on the current and future processes for patients consenting to receive homecare medicines management
  • Works with the pharmacy medicine contracts manager or equivalent to ensure homecare service medicine prices are kept up to date with homecare companies
  • Manages homecare medicines management services
  • Provides specialist advice on medicines and processes associated with homecare medicines management to patients, carers, and homecare contractors
  • Works under guidance of SOPs, GMP and COSHH.
  • Ensures compliance with current homecare medicines management guidance

The post holder will be a qualified technician who is registered with the GPhC and has with relevant CPD. Previous homecare or hospital experience would be desirable but full training would be provided.

We are also looking for a good team player, as well as a high standard of personal organization and time management being essential. You will be able to demonstrate advanced communication skills and have the skills to supervise and support junior staff are required.

Velindre is one of the 10 largest Cancer Centre’s in the UK serving approximately 1.5 million people living in South East Wales. It is situated just off junction 32 of the M4 on the outskirts of Cardiff. With Cardiff having good rail and road links to Swansea, Bristol and London, as well as an airport with national and international flights. It has excellent shopping facilities, bars and restaurants and is close to the beautiful Brecon beacons national park and the seaside resorts of Penarth and Porthcawl.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing date: 06th February 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jonathan Hibbert, Higher Level Pharmacy Technical (Homecare)


Tel: 02920 615888 x. 6601


It is essential that your application demonstrates how you meet the job description / person specification for this post.

Applicants requiring Tier 2 Sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome & will be considered alongside all other applications. 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; in these circumstances the Trust is unlikely to satisfy the resident labour market test.

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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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