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Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician

Berkshire Healthcare N
Prospect Park Hospital, Reading
Competitive salary
Closing date
2 Aug 2021
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We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

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Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician - Reading

An opportunity has arisen for a Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician to join our pharmacy team based at Prospect Park Hospital in Reading where the working hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and 10am-6pm.

While learning the practical skills that Pharmacy Technicians require you will also undertake and complete the Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician qualification starting in September 2021 (day release to college). Completing this qualification will enable you to apply for registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a qualified Pharmacy Technician at the end. This is a fixed term contract for two years

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C / four or above, including Mathematics, English and two Science qualifications. Previous experience of working within a pharmacy setting would be desirable.

You will need to be self-motivated, organised, able to work efficiently to deadlines and be able to work under pressure at times. You will be expected to work through the department on a rotational basis as set out in the two year timetable, covering dispensary, pharmacy stores, medicines information, medicines safety and ward based working.

About the Job
  • You will complete the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians over two years with college attendance one day per week.
  • You will be able to spend time completing rotations within all areas of our department
  • You will spend some time working on mental health wards and on community health wards to be able to complete ward based learning for the apprenticeship.
  • You will be expected to participate in the late duty rota whereby the hours are 10-6pm.
  • You will take part in departmental training sessions to develop your training/learning objectives and develop leadership skills.
  • You will also take part in the appraisal process and engage in regular 1:1 meetings with your line manager as part of your on-going development.

Some of the benefits of joining our team:
  • AfC Salary ranging from £21,892 - £24,197per annum (70% in year1, 75% in year2).
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave - 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more

The 3 "must haves" for you to be considered for this role:
  • Five GCSEs or equivalent at grades A-C /9-4, including Mathematics, English and two Science qualifications.
  • Clear written and spoken English, and communication skills.
  • Ability to use own initiative and demonstrate self-confidence and self-motivation.

  • Berkshire Healthcare has a record of achievement and success that places us as one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We are rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC, we have a history of strong financial performance and we have a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We aspire to be an outstanding organisation for everyone: our people, our patients, their families, and their carers. For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow.

    If you recognise yourself in these requirements, we recommend you apply today!

    We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don't hesitate to call Jennie Nunn on 07825904472 or email: who'll be delighted to help.

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    We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

    After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

    Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information or provide false or misleading information.

    The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

    Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust's sites.

    The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.


    Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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