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Band 5 Pharmacy Technician

NHS Professionals - Fl
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Job Title and Grade: Band 5 Pharmacy Technician

Location/Trust: Greater Manchester Mental health NHS Foundation Trust

Department Covered: Trust Pharmacy Department

Pay Rates: ROP Day: £14.21

The Role:

To provide quality, effective pharmacy services to improve patient care including technical and clinical services, and to assist in education and training of pharmacy and nursing staff.

To promote further development of the pharmacy technician's role within the Trust.
  • Provision of a quality service, demonstrating reliability in routine dispensing of medication and skill in non-routine tasks e.g. advising patients/carers on medication issues or handling routine drug queries.
  • Participation in accuracy checking of dispensed items.
  • Development of and participation in ward-based duties to include medicines reconciliation, assessment of PODs and liaising with other heathcare professionals to gather relevant information on current medication and compliance status of newly admitted patients.
  • Take lead role in co-ordination of clozapine supply for both in and out-patients on a rota basis, liaising with prescribers, CPNs, patients and/or carers, pharmacists, other Trusts, e-CPMS and Healthcare at Home for transfer of information, timely blood results, and supply of medication. Act as POCHBA operator to process blood results from CMHTs for analysis before supply of clozapine.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of policies and procedures within the department and those impacting across services e.g. Medicines Management Policy.
  • Supervise and train new starters, apprentices, assistants, qualified or student technicians in the provision of an effective and efficient pharmacy services.
  • Deliver post graduate level training to pre-registration pharmacy graduates and qualified nursing staff.
  • Manufacture of special medications that are commercially unavailable, for individual patients, following Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice, SOPs, Weights and Measures and COSHH regulations. Promote and comply with SOPs regarding the safe use of equipment and notify the Chief Technician in the event of mechanical fault at the earliest opportunity.

  • Skills/Responsibilities
  • BTEC Level 3 Professional Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Service Skills or equivalent
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician with GPhC
  • Willingness to complete BTEC Professional Diploma in Dispensing Checking within agreed time frame

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 don't 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.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Ami Mandalia for Band 5 Pharmacy Technician role on 0144 290 2016 or

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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