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Pharmacy Technician - Rotational

Band 4

Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
188-OTH1857
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
01/02/2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Pharmacy team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). Are you interested in a career in Hospital Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician – if so this is an ideal post to introduce you to all the aspects and potential career opportunities complemented by training and development?

ABOUT THE TEAM

The pharmacy department provides services to all inpatients and some outpatients across two main sites, Southampton General Hospital and the Royal South Hants Hospital. There are over 300 staff and over 100 pharmacy technicians supporting a wide range of technical services, dispensaries and the wards. This role will work on both sites but mainly be based at Southampton General. The pharmacy service is open 7 days a week and a weekend commitment of 1 day every 6 weeks is currently expected. Our pharmacy technicians work and operationally manage many of the pharmacy sections and this role will rotate around 7 of them, each rotation lasting around 4 months giving you a good grounding in hospital pharmacy.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Our rotational pharmacy technicians spend 4 month blocks in a variety of areas including dispensary with medicines management or clinical trials, mental health / outpatient dispensary and aseptic services including CIVAs, parenteral nutrition and oncology.

You will train for additional qualifications such as accredited checking when you have completed the entry requirements (usually takes a minimum of 6 months – 1 year).

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a qualified pharmacy technician who wants to develop their skills in hospital pharmacy.  Applicants that are due to register within six months are welcome to apply.

We are looking for an individual who is committed to delivering excellent patient care, who communicates effectively and works accurately.

You must have passes at GCSE Maths and English.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.              

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON

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. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Monday, 01 February 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Pharmacy Training Team
Email address
pharmacytrainingteam@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02381 208726

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