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Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 175-1920-2-PH2020

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Papworth Road, Cambridge
£21,089 to £23,761 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


In April 2019 we moved to a brand new hospital in Cambridge, two months later the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Outstanding across all five of the CQC domains: safe, caring, effective, responsive and well-led.

We have an exciting opportunity to be part of the Pharmacy Team at the biomedical campus as a Rotational Pharmacy Technician.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and flexible Pharmacy Technician to join our friendly and dedicated Technical team.

This is an exciting opportunity for a pharmacy technician who wishes to gain experience of working in many aspects of pharmacy and, for those with ambition, will give an insight into where you may want to specialise in the future.

This is a rotational post and offers the opportunity to work in the following areas:

  • Dispensary
  • Procurement and Distribution  
  • Ward based

If you are a qualified Pharmacy Technician but have no experience of working in these areas or in a hospital you are encouraged to apply, as full training will be provided to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge to their full potential. The Trust has a strong commitment to pharmacy technician training and development.

As well as full training within the rotational areas, the successful applicant if deemed competent will have the opportunity to gain a qualification in accuracy checking for Pharmacy Technicians (ACPT) if not already qualified.

The post involves weekend, Bank Holiday and late night rota duties.

Summary of most important Experience/Skills/Qualifications required:

Level 3 Diploma in Pharmacy Services Skills (NVQ) or equivalent qualification which enables registration with The General Pharmaceutical Council.

You must be a registered Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC or qualifying within the next few months with the intention to register with the GPhC to be able to apply for this band 4 post.

Informal Enquiries to: Noelene Lansdale Principal Pharmacy Technician Clinical Services. Claire Dalling or Mandie Barber Principal Pharmacy Technicians Dispensary Services: Tel: 01223 638700.

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency 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 Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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