Do you want to train for a professional qualification in Pharmacy and earn while you learn?
As a Pharmacy Training Team we are excited to offer 8 new posts on the Certificate of Higher Education in Pharmacy Technician Practice, L4 Apprenticeship.
Our team will support you on the job to train as a pharmacy professional whilst working in conjunction with the University of East Anglia (UEA) to achieve your distance learning qualification through study days to build upon your knowledge and skills.
You will be fully supported through your training by our experienced and friendly training team to achieve your award and also to develop the skills and behaviours to meet the registration requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Your training will take place in various areas of our versatile pharmacy department of over 300 staff, working 37.5 hours per week with one day of off the job training given. Weekends and Bank Holidays are allocated on a rota basis.
You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.
To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.
Main outline of rotations will include;
Receiving prescriptions and issuing medications to patients
Pharmacy Stores experience – receiving and distributing of medications out to the Trust and other hospitals.
Experience of Audit, Pharmacy Risk and Clinical Trials
Ward based learning where you will spend time with patients discussing their medications they have brought into hospital and offering advice under supervision.
- Experience in an area of our large aseptic units learning how to produce Intravenous antibiotics, Total Parental Nutrition or Cytotoxic IV/Infusions.
Study for a L4 qualification with UEA on day release
We are looking for diligent, enthusiastic individuals committed to improving patient care and working within the pharmacy and UHS teams in all areas of pharmacy and at ward level. Commitment to the completion of the required study is essential and you will require excellent organisational skills to balance the on the job requirements and academic aspect of this post.
Our retention into registered posts is currently 100% over recent years and after qualification the career opportunities are varied and career progression is actively encouraged. One of our pharmacy technicians was promoted into an 8A leadership role and started as a trainee here. Many of our current pharmacy technicians trained here.
You will need a minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade C/4 or higher and they must include Maths, English Language and a Science. If short-listed proof of qualifications will need to be provided.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.