Pre-registration Pharmacy Technician Trainees

Tees, Esk and Wear Val
Roseberry Park Hospital & West Park Hospital/Lanchester Rd Hospital, Middlesbrough & Darlington/Durham
Competitive salary
Closing date
23 Sep 2021

Job Details

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal's Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

We are looking for outstanding applicants with a high degree of enthusiasm, flexibility and commitment to train and study to become registered Pharmacy Technicians - following completion of the Pharmacy Technician (Integrated) Apprenticeship. We have two posts on a 2 year fixed term contract at two of our main localities - Roseberry Park Hospital in Middlesbrough and a split role with West Park Hospital in Darlington and Lanchester Road Hospital in Durham due to start in February 2022.

The apprenticeship includes day release (on-line remote learning) with Bradford College and working in the hospital covering all aspects of hospital pharmacy as part of on the job training - working towards the Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians. You will therefore need excellent time management and communication skills and have the ability to work hard to complete the underpinning knowledge modules over the two year period.

You will receive support from the Education and Training Lead Technician as Workplace Manager and a designated Workplace Supervisor - as well as Academic Teachers and Assessors. Towards the end of the training you will go through an End Point Assessment.

Entry requirements for this exciting opportunity are
  • A minimum of 4 GCSEs A-C in Maths, English Language and two Science subjects. Level 2 Dual award Science and Level 3 Dual award Applied Science are accepted; however Level 2 Dual award Applied Science would need checking - as depending on the units undertaken it may or not be acceptable. (Bradford College will check this on an individual basis

You will be expected to have a clear understanding of the role of a pharmacy technician and the vital role they play within medicines management and patient safety. We pride ourselves on the provision of a patient focused clinical service, supported by the whole pharmacy team, to ensure medicines optimisation across the range of specialities. The Trust is committed to Quality Improvement Systems and there will be opportunities to innovate and participate in the development of the medicines management service

As part of the interview process you will be required to complete a short aptitude test including calculations and written literacy.

Please indicate in the supporting information which site you would be interested in working at (or if this is flexible).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gillian Ward, Lead Pharmacy Technician - 01642 838360 or 07768647771

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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

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