Integrated pre-registration Pharmacy Technician

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil
Competitive salary
17 Nov 2020
27 Nov 2020
Role Type
Start Date
I'm delighted that you're thinking about joining the team here at Yeovil Hospital, recently rated the best Trust in the NHS for staff health and wellbeing.

Working in the NHS is both challenging and rewarding. That's why we're committed to giving our staff the best possible balance between a stimulating career and a relaxing personal life, enabling you to make the most of our picturesque surroundings and arrive at work energised each day.

Looking after you helps you look after our patients, and enables us to achieve some of the best performance in the NHS. For instance, we are regularly one of the top-three hospitals in England for emergency care, and we have a global reputation for research and development, and innovative partnerships with primary care.

If this is your first role in the NHS, we'll show you why we're one of the most respected healthcare systems in the world. And if you're joining us from another Trust, we'll remind you why you wanted to work in healthcare in the first place.

I look forward to working with you


Jonathan Higman, Chief Executive

We have a new and exciting opportunity to train as a pharmacy technician funded by Health Education England. Pharmacy technicians undertake a wide range of duties including dispensing and accuracy checking of prescribed items, medicines reconciliation, aseptic preparation, providing information to patients and other healthcare professionals, procurement and issue of medicines.

This is an innovative two-year apprenticeship, working on a rotational basis in GP Practices, Community Pharmacy and Hospital pharmacy. There are two full-time positions available at Yeovil District Hospital.

Each post-holder will work with three of the partnership organisations

Symphony Healthcare Services, Yeovil District Hospital, Taunton Central Primary Care Network, CLICK Primary Care Network, Day Lewis Pharmacy, Superdrug Pharmacy, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust - Mental Health and Community Health Services, and Musgrove Park Hospital.

Entry requirements for this post are a minimum of 4 GCSE's at grade C or equivalent to include English, Maths and 2 science subjects.

You will be required to bring evidence of academic qualifications to interview.

Training will be carried out through Bradford College distance learning on a day release basis. You will study for a level 3 diploma in principles and practice for pharmacy technicians.

This is a full time post and may include some weekend working.

Salary - £ 16,909 increasing to £18,117 in the 2nd year (Annex U band 4)

Tracey Duckett, YDH senior pharmacy technician for education and training on 01935 384980

Interviews will take place on 18th December 2020

Benefits of working for us:
  • Working for a Trust voted 1st for Health and Well-being across the UK (NHS staff survey)
  • Full NHS terms and conditions including extensive holidays, Agenda for Change pay with enhancements
  • Discounts for local and national retailers
  • Dedicated well-being services for all employees
  • Flexible working where possible

For further details / informal visits contact:

Tracey Duckett - Senior Pharmacy Technician - Training and education

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