Band 4 Pre-Reg Pharmacy Technician

University Hospitals B
Competitive salary
04 Jun 2021
12 Jun 2021
Role Type
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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives and we recognise that do this we need incredible staff.

Operating across multiple sites, including Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic, our commitment to our 22,000 staff is to create the best place for them to work, which is why we are dedicated to:

Ensuring fairness for all, a free inclusive and culturally aware environment with actions lead by our Chief Executive, and driven through the Chief Executive led Taskforce.

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;

Being a Stonewall Diversity Champion, aiming to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ staff;

Being a disability confident employer and in line with the disability confident scheme we guarantee an interview for all disabled applicants where they meet the essential criteria;

We have a strong active and action driven BAME Staff Network.

Offering our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, access to mentors and peer support groups to support their personal and career development objectives.

We are a leading provider of healthcare with an regional, national and international reputation providing cutting edge healthcare.

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Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician

The UHB Pharmacy Department is currently recruiting for Pre-registration Pharmacy Technicians to begin a vocational training programme commencing this September 2021. We are currently recruiting to 5 posts in total split between our 3 pharmacy departments at Queen Elizabeth hospital, Birmingham Heartlands hospital and Good Hope Hospital.

Pharmacy Technicians are vital members of the pharmacy team and contribute greatly in today's NHS healthcare team. The role of

a Pharmacy Technician is becoming more varied and complex as medicines become increasingly sophisticated. Career opportunities for a pharmacy technician post qualification include: medicines management roles, manufacturing, quality control, staff training, information technology, supplies procurement, clinical trials, medicines information services and managing a section of the pharmacy department.

Pharmacy Technicians are also involved in the preparation, dispensing and the supply of medicines to wards and departments, and directly to patients. They support pharmacists in providing safe and effective drug treatment for all of our patients.

Pharmacy Technicians need to be able to work in a systematic manner and to have good numeracy skills. They also need to be able to communicate well with people and previous experience in a pharmacy or other health care setting would be desirable but is not essential. Strong organisational and time management skills are also essential to ensure the successful achievement of their Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians (RQF) awards.

The training opportunity is an advanced apprenticeship full time fixed term contract for 2 years. To achieve a Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians (RQF) award. This will enable you to qualify and apply for registration to practice as a registered Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC.

Training and support will be provided by work based mentors, college tutors and perepetetic assessors during your training.

The minimum entry requirements are:-

GCSE's: Math's C (4), English and Science at C(4) or above and 3 other subjects at a minimum of grade C (4) .


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.


Three 'A' levels, one of which is a relevant science subject and Maths C(4) (GCSE or equivalent).


Degree in science or humanities and Maths C (4) (GCSE or equivalent).

The training is hospital based, with attendance at Birmingham Metropole - one day per week, and will be commencing in September 2021.

The salary for this training post is 70% & 75% annex U of a band 4

£16,632 to £17,820 p.a and you will receive 27 days annual leave per year plus Bank Holidays.

For an informal discussion contact Tracey Stockley on 0121 424 5510 or Joy Wyatt on 0121 371 8787

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Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

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

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

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