Band 5 Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
December 15, 2022
Offerd Salary:£27,055 - £32,934
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Band 5 Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician Band 5

Main area

Health Sciences


Band 5




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref



Southampton General Hospital




£27,055 - £32,934 pa

Salary period



15/12/2022 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

Are you a registered pharmacy technician looking for a new challenge and a chance to expand your knowledge and experience? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician to join our dynamic, forward thinking team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust Ideally we are looking for a band 5 pharmacy technician but we would also consider a band 4 looking for an opportunity to develop in to a band 5. We are open to flexible working, secondment opportunities or part time hours as required. Any suitable band 4 applicants will be recruited into a developmental band 4 Pharmacy technician post whereby you will be given support and training in order to complete set competencies in order to become a band 5 Pharmacy technician. The expected timeframe to undertake and complete relevant competencies is between 6months to a year.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching trusts 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do

We will provide training towards the Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) course, so that the final check of prescriptions can be undertaken.

Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • Registered pharmacy technician in UK by GPhC or working towards qualifications suitable for registration as a pharmacy technician with the GPhC within the next six months.
  • Numerate and literate e.g. GCSE in Maths and English A to C or equivalent or IELTS test score 7 as required by GPhC if overseas candidate
  • Desirable criteria
  • Additional pharmacy qualifications e.g. Completed APTUK Foundation Framework Management training Practice supervisor or TAQA Medicines Management qualification PIPC ACPT
  • Experience Essential criteria
  • Maintaining continuous professional development requirements or training portfolio
  • Accurate dispensing of medicines (in hospital or community pharmacy or aseptics)
  • Application form and interview questions
  • Dealing with customers and / or patients
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience of using JAC or similar pharmacy based computer systems
  • Hospital pharmacy experience
  • Stock control / ordering experience
  • Providing a ward-based medicines management service
  • Aseptic pharmacy experience
  • Clinical trials or research experience
  • Skills Essential criteria
  • Communicate accurately and effectively in English with others both in speaking and in writing
  • Effectively work as part of a team
  • Attention to detail and accurate in work e.g. dispensing, calculations
  • Able to use a range information technology programmes effectively
  • Demonstrate times when able to work effectively under pressure
  • Able to use initiative, but know their own limitations and professional boundaries
  • Tactful and show empathy
  • Demonstrates being able to organise their and others workload and prioritise effectively
  • Desirable criteria
  • Participation in team meetings
  • Experience of supervision of staff or trainees
  • Values Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values  Patients First  Always Improving  Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    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.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 343.9KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 155.6KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Daniel Herbert

    Job title

    Lead Pharmacy Technician – Medicines Management

    Email address

    [email protected]

    Telephone number

    023 8120 3237
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