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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2020.

Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 475-CCG-074

NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
475 Medicines Optimisation (438656)
£21,089 to £23,761 pa

Please note if this post has been advertised as a fixed term role, applications from current NHS employees will be considered on a secondment basis only.

Leeds is an attractive and vibrant place to live with an estimated population of over 781,000, and its popularity is such that over the next 25 years the number of people is predicted to grow by over 15 per cent. Leeds has a bold ambition to ‘Be the best city for health and wellbeing’ and the city has developed the Leeds Health and Wellbeing Strategy, supported by the Leeds Plan to achieve the best conditions for people in Leeds to live fulfilling lives – a healthy city with high quality services. Do you have a shared enthusiasm, reliability and commitment to help us to succeed in delivering this vision for Leeds?

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of disability, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Staff recruited from outside the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

If you are successful at interview, then it is normal practice for our recruitment service to request your references as soon as possible and this may happen prior to you receiving a written offer letter.

All references from current and previous employers, will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

The Clinical Pharmacy Team is an embedded function within the newly established Leeds GP Confederation which represents all 96 GP practices in Leeds. The post holder will be expected to provide medicines optimisation support across the city, working within general practice to expand the role of the pharmacy technician within primary care to make general practice more sustainable and improve outcomes for patients.


Our pharmacy technicians provide evidence-based cost effective prescribing support services across Leeds, working together to reduce variation in prescribing, improve medicines safety and use and to ensure patients get the most from their medicines. Applicants should have some post-registration experience of working as a pharmacy technician in any sector. An enthusiastic approach to medicines optimisation is required for this role with a desire to develop the pharmacy technician remit across the pharmacy system. The post holder will also support the pharmacy agenda in Primary Care Networks (groups of GP practices) providing medicines optimisation services, including the interpretation of complex prescribing data to effect change in prescribing habits, medication safety audits and improvements and prescribing quality improvement amongst a variety of other medicines-related services.

Pharmacy in Leeds is supporting cross-sector and integrated working of pharmacy staff and in addition to the above duties, an exciting opportunity to move between pharmacy sectors in Leeds is being built into this post; this will allow the post holder to experience rotations in the Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust as part of their role, therefore recent experience of dispensing would be beneficial. Applicants should have excellent communication and inter-personal skills and have experience of working in multidisciplinary teams. Demonstrable experience of protocol development would be welcomed and good IT skills are necessary. A working knowledge of GP clinical systems would be an advantage. The post-holder will be required to travel on a regular basis between GP practices and healthcare premises in Leeds.



You must demonstrate how your experience and skills meet the criteria as listed in the person specification in order for your application to be shortlisted.

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If you haven't had a response within 4 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

***Please note, the deadline for applications may be changed without notice once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible***

We offer a flexible approach to working hours to meet the needs of the individual and the service.

NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for planning and funding most health services for people in Leeds. We work closely with our health partners to deliver the best possible health and care services to the people of Leeds. The CCG is a key partner in the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership(STP), which highlights how the CCG will be working on a regional level.


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