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IMT, HCD & ePrescribing Pharmacy Technician

Band 5

Main area
Pharmacy IT
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
20/01/2021 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the award winning ePrescribing support team at University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). You will be a key member of the ePrescribing team working closely with system users and service providers to deliver system support to the Trust. We are looking for an individual with good verbal and written communication skills who enjoys supporting individuals with system access and use.

Ideally we are looking for Pharmacy technicians who currently meet the expectations of a band 5 role. However, we will consider current band 4 technicians for a progressive role to band 5. You will achieve a band 5 within 12 months on completion of local competencies including readiness to participate in oncall and formal supervisory training.


PharmacyIMT team as a whole consist of 3 specialist areas that include ePrescribing team, High Cost Drug team and PharmacyIMT.

The ePrescribing team has 3 different shift patterns of early shift, mid shift and late shift which translate to core working hours of between 0730 to 2200 Monday to Friday with weekend and on-call commitment.

The team works closely together with clinicians and nursing staff in order to provide an ePrescribing system which improves clinical practice, medication safety, reduces paperwork thus releasing time for improved patient care and creates opportunities for enhanced audit and monitoring activities.

The PharmacyIMT and High cost Drug aspect of the team mainly manages the whole Pharmacy Stock control / a host of all other applications that Pharmacy department uses and recouping money/income from Clinical Commissioners respectively.


The post holder will work as part of the PharmacyIMT and ePrescribing team providing an expert resource by using their clinical knowledge evidenced based practice and professionalism to communicate change, educate, and develop the way that ePrescribing is utilised by nursing and other staff groups across the trust. The successful applicant must be highly motivated, enthusiastic and have excellent communication skills. This role involves a significant amount of computer based working, whilst detailed knowledge of IT is not required, a basic understanding is expected, as is the ability to organise, time manage and the ability work independently and as part of a team.


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual, with excellent communication skills. The applicant must be able to work independently and as part of a team, and be confident dealing with a wide range of healthcare professionals. In addition to sound pharmaceutical and clinical knowledge, excellent IT skills and the ability to work with a range of computer systems are highly desirable as is experience in training others and process development. This is an ideal opportunity to develop new skills and experience in an area of pharmacy practice which is increasingly becoming an important part of the NHS future vision.


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.


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.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday 27th January 2021


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

Chris Puebla
Job title
Pharmacy Systems Manager
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(0238120) 4190
Additional information

Sarah Norris

EPMA Education Lead Nurse



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