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Senior Clinical Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 413-37428-MS

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Pharmacy - E00042, Manchester
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, situated in South Manchester is the largest cancer treatment centre of its kind in Europe and an international leader in cancer research and development. On 12th October 2018 The Christie NHS Foundation Trust was once again rated as Outstanding by the health regulator becoming the first specialist trust in the country to be given their highest accolade twice.

The Christie values diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all and fair representation across the organisation at all levels. In support of these commitments, we welcome applications from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority people for this post.

Senior Clinical Pharmacy Technician - Band 5

Salary - £24,214 - £30,112 - 37.5 hours per week

Permanent position


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Clinical Pharmacy Technician to join our dedicated and friendly team.


We are leading experts in cancer care, research and education. Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, we have been pioneering cancer research breakthroughs for over 100 years and expanding access to clinical trials. This is a unique opportunity to work with us and contribute to the challenging and rewarding specialty of oncology pharmacy.


The Oak Road Research and Treatment Centre opened in 2010 and houses pharmacy facilities including dispensary and aseptic suite, supporting a massive growth in clinical trials and consolidating the chemotherapy provision within the Trust. The pharmacy department is working in partnership with The Christie Pharmacy Company LTD (wholly owned subsidiary company) to provide dispensing and procurement services for the Trust.


We have recently introduced a new chemotherapy electronic prescribing, iQemo, throughout the Trust. We are developing links with the University of Manchester with work on collaborative projects.


We are currently looking to recruit a highly motivated, enthusiastic pharmacy technician to join our Trust pharmacy team. The post includes the provision of clinical ward based services, satellite pharmacy services within the chemotherapy treatment centre, which includes the coordination of patient’s medication by the third party provider. Training and support will be provided to introduce you to the excellent pharmacy service offered to both patients and the Trust. The post holder will be educated to NVQ level 3 in pharmacy services and BTEC in pharmaceutical sciences. Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council is essential.

If you are keen to make a positive contribution to the care of our patients, are enthusiastic, self- motivated and willing to learn new skills, we would like to hear from you.

Continuing professional development will be encouraged with in house training and opportunities to increase your knowledge and understanding will be supported.

Applicants are encouraged to arrange a visit to discuss the role and be shown around the department.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Melanie Lowe, Lead Clinical Pharmacy Technician. Email or call 0161 446 8371.

The closing date for this post may be extended if there are insufficient applicants or brought forward if there is a high volume of applicants.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy

All positions within the Christie are subject to the receipt of satisfactory written references, medical clearance, and evidence of your Right to Work in the UK. Some roles will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. Applicants invited to attend for interview will again be made aware of this at the point of invitation. Please note if you are successfully appointed to a post with this Trust, you will be required to pay for your own DBS Disclosure.

If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, I regret that on this occasion your application will have been unsuccessful.

The Inter-Authority Transfer (IAT) process is a critical and beneficial component of ESR and will form part of the recruitment process. In the event that you are successful following interview your previous NHS employment data, if applicable will be transferred from your current / most recent employer.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply for this position and who would require immigration sponsorship, may wish to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website.

For all staff employed after 1st June 2018, the contractual terms and conditions of employment make the flu vaccination a mandatory requirement please see addiditional conformation sheet

You should be aware the Trust operates a No Smoking Policy and therefore employees are not permitted to smoke at work.

As an employer, The Trust values equality, diversity and inclusion.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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 Visas and Immigration department 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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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