Band 5 Accredited Checking Technician

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NHS Professionals - Fl
Competitive salary
03 May 2021
13 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Job Title and Grade: Band 5 Accredited checking technician

Location/Trust: John Radcliffe Hospital

Department Covered: Pharmacy

Pay Rates: £17.28 p/h excl HP

Placement Ref/ID: 40419

Do you have experience in Accredited Checking Technician? Do not stretch yourself...join the bank for flexibility in how you work.

Would you like to be part of a team that has a real supportive and inclusive ethos and sense of community, in a Trust rated 'Requires improvement' in a recent CQC report, working in a location with all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life?

If you answered 'yes' to the above, we'd love to hear from you!

We have long term placement opportunities available Band 5 Accredited checking technician available at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust specifically providing the following:
  • Labelling and dispensing of medicine supplies to wards and departments including clinical trial dispensing. using the pharmacy computer system, according to the dispensary procedures; ensuring accuracy and attention to detail in processing of prescriptions.
  • Undertaking regular expiry date checking for designated bin locations in Pharmacy - to identify expired or short dated stock.
  • Undertaking extemporaneous dispensing making relevant calculations for the formula and preparing products according to good Pharmacy Practice.
  • Counselling patients that attend Pharmacy on how to take their medicines in a safe manner and warning them of possible side effects that they may experience during treatment.


To apply for this post, you will have:
  • Must have minimum 6 months of NHS experience.
  • GPhC Registration required.
  • To be aware of and be involved in good customer service. when dealing with all stakeholders, with the ability to deal with demanding, stressful, or emotional situations as they arise
  • To assist in the maintenance of a tidy and efficient working environment.
  • To be involved with the audit and the development of the dept. in relation to service provision, policy update and working practices.
  • Receive prescriptions from patients/ staff and receive payment for prescription charges.
  • Participates in processes to ensure that drug stock levels are monitored and accurately maintained.
  • To use the Pharmacy computer system and other information technology in all areas of Pharmacy. If based at the JR or CH site to be fully competent in the use of the Robotic Dispensing system, with the ability to diagnose and resolve robot issues or escalate as required.
  • To be an Accredited Technician Checker having undertaken the relevant training package according to departmental guidelines and spend time in the Dispensary providing the final check of dispensed items. To act within the limitations of the role and refer where necessary.
  • To provide support to the dispensary service under the direction of the senior technician or operational manager. Including taking the lead for the dispensary service when required.
  • To undertake training and development in Leadership skills.
  • To assist in ensuring dispensary work is processed accurately, safely, and efficiently. and according to procedures to support turnaround key performance indicators.
  • To take responsibility for preparing some dispensary rota, overseeing workload and in delegating tasks, redeploying staff, and visually monitoring workload, with the ability to judge workload and when to escalate to prevent it reaching unmanageable levels, together and in the absence of the Senior Technicians or at weekends.
  • To provide practical support and advice to the allocated team members in relation to managing monthly Dispensary Controlled Drug stock checks, auditing, and correction of levels, ensuring the correct process is followed, and a clear audit trail is maintained.
  • To supervise and be involved in the training of dispensary staff members including Pharmacy Technicians, Assistants and Apprentices and acting as a role model.

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: -
  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it - 24/7 365 days - Call us anytime on 03330 144 370
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts do not have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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