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Apprentice Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Coventry
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Dec 2022

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Job summary

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) is one of the UK's biggest teaching hospitals with over 1000 beds and serving over a million people in the surrounding area. Our close relationship with Warwick Medical School means there is continuous research, development and education to ensure that we are providing the best care possible for our patients whilst our partnership with Virginia Mason Institute based in Seattle is an improvement system implemented as part of our commitment to deliver a world class service. The trust comprises of both UHCW Coventry site and the hospital of St. Cross.

The Pharmacy Technician role is becoming increasingly sought after and varied as medication becomes more sophisticated and technology evolves. Career opportunities for a pharmacy technician post qualification include; medicines management roles, aseptic unit, quality control, training and education, information technology, supplies and procurement, clinical trials, medicines information services, homecare services and operational management.

*Please be advised that interviews for this role are due to take place 6th January 2023

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting training opportunity to join the UHCW Pharmacy Department combining on the job training and day release at a chosen training provider in order to achieve the following qualification:
  • Level 3 Diploma in the principles and practice for Pharmacy Technicians.

The above qualification is achieved over a 2 year period and will enable you to register as a qualified Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Full training will be provided primarily at UHCW, with some rotations taking place at our St. Cross Rugby site.

Our NHS trust boasts a great reputation for patient care, teaching and innovation, providing an exciting and highly satisfying place to work. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our reputable pharmacy team as Apprentice Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians.

This is a 2 year full time fixed term contract working 37.5 hours Monday to Friday including participation in weekend working, bank holiday working, and late nights. Apprenticeship funding rules apply.

The salary for this position is 70 % of a band 4 Technician in the first year rising to 75% of a band 4 Technician in the second year.

Holiday entitlement will be 27 days annual leave per year plus Bank Holidays.

Closing Date: We reserve the right to withdraw this post if we receive a high volume of applications. It is therefore recommended that you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this highly sought after position

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Date posted

05 December 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£23,949 to £26,282 a year 1st Year @ 70% of band 4, and 2nd year @ 75% of band 4

Contract

Apprenticeship

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

218-AHP-B4-4810306

Job locations

UHCW

Clifford Bridge Road

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry

CV2 2DX

Job description

Job responsibilities

To gain experience of the technical work carried out by Pharmacy Technicians within a hospital setting in any of the pharmacy departments across University Hospitals Coventry Warwickshire and the St. Cross Rugby site. This will include completing rotations in areas such as dispensary and stores for the management and supply of pharmaceuticals; goods receipt (receiving stock) clinical trials, medicines information and Medicines Management (interaction with patients and supply of medication at ward level). Successful completion of the two year training course will enable achievement of the L3 Diploma in the principles and practice for Pharmacy Technicians.

Entry requirements:

GCSEs: Maths, English and Science ( at C or above) and 3 other subjects at a minimum of grade C.

Or

Three A levels, one of which is a relevant science subject and Maths C (GCSE or equivalent).

Or

Degree in science or humanities and Maths C (GCSE or equivalent).

Or

Pharmacy Services QCF Level 2 or equivalent with 12 months current experience and hold a functional skills level 2 qualification (or equivalent) in Maths and English

Candidates who do not meet the above requirements will not be shortlisted

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To gain experience of the technical work carried out by Pharmacy Technicians within a hospital setting in any of the pharmacy departments across University Hospitals Coventry Warwickshire and the St. Cross Rugby site. This will include completing rotations in areas such as dispensary and stores for the management and supply of pharmaceuticals; goods receipt (receiving stock) clinical trials, medicines information and Medicines Management (interaction with patients and supply of medication at ward level). Successful completion of the two year training course will enable achievement of the L3 Diploma in the principles and practice for Pharmacy Technicians.

Entry requirements:

GCSEs: Maths, English and Science ( at C or above) and 3 other subjects at a minimum of grade C.

Or

Three A levels, one of which is a relevant science subject and Maths C (GCSE or equivalent).

Or

Degree in science or humanities and Maths C (GCSE or equivalent).

Or

Pharmacy Services QCF Level 2 or equivalent with 12 months current experience and hold a functional skills level 2 qualification (or equivalent) in Maths and English

Candidates who do not meet the above requirements will not be shortlisted

For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

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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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Additional information

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

UHCW

Clifford Bridge Road

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry

CV2 2DX

Employer's website

https://www.jobsatuhcw.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Address

UHCW

Clifford Bridge Road

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Coventry

CV2 2DX

Employer's website

https://www.jobsatuhcw.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)

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