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Apprenticeship - Pharmacy Technician (Integrated) Band 4 Annex 21

NHS England Apprenticeships
United Kingdom
Competitive salary
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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This post will start in February 2024.

The Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and training within an acute hospital.This apprenticeship is suitable for anyone who has an interest in pursuing a career in pharmacy and gain eligibility to register as a pharmacy technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

A Pharmacy Technician is responsible for carrying out both routine and specialist services, including highly complex activities requiring them to use their professional judgment. They areexpected to work both individually and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. They can work with minimum supervision, with a high degree of autonomy, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they have undertaken and that of others.

Pharmacy Technicians are expected to communicate effectively with healthcare professionals, patients and the public, whilst respecting and maintaining confidentiality and privacy.Pharmacy Technicians manage the supply of medicines and devices in a pharmacy and assist pharmacists with advisory services.

Main duties of the job

- Providing safe and effective pharmacy services

- Supply medicines and devices to patients, whether on prescription or over the counter

- Achieving the best outcomes through a patient's medicines

- Assemble medicines for prescriptions

- Provide information to patients and other healthcare professionals

- Manage areas of medicines supply such as dispensaries

- Answering customers questions face to face or by telephone

- Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines

- Referring problems or queries to the pharmacist

About us

Located just off the M5 between Birmingham & Bristol, and the beautiful Cotswolds and Forest of Dean, GHNHSFT is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK.

Our Pharmacy Department operates across two main sites; Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucestershire Royal Hospital (Gloucester), and offers opportunities for cross-site working in a full range of clinical and technical specialities.

Our large friendly Pharmacy team provides extensive services including an MHRA-licensed manufacturing unit supporting a large cancer centre, Non-Medical Prescribing posts, dedicated clinics, enhanced Medicines Optimisation Technician/ATO roles, and multidisciplinary teaching to under/post-graduate Medics, Nurses and Pharmacists from Birmingham, Bristol, and Bath Universities.

At GHNHSFT Pharmacy, we are committed to delivering the very best care for our patients and we strive to provide the whole team with the necessary skills and ongoing support to make a real difference to patient care.We work closely with our partners in Primary Care to maintain and promote a Countywide Joint Medicines Formulary, prescribing guidelines, and local treatment pathways and provide support via our Medicines Information Service in addition to several innovative collaborative public heath projects.

Come and join us, and see for yourself what a difference you can make to patient care.

Date posted

19 September 2023

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£17,602.90 to £18,860.25 a year per annum




24 months

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