IMT, HCD & ePrescribing Pharmacy Technician

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
February 07, 2023
Offerd Salary:£27,055 - £32,934
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Contract Type:Fixed term: 12 month
Working Time:Full time
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IMT, HCD & ePrescribing Pharmacy Technician Band 5

Main area

Pharmacy IT


Band 5


Fixed term: 12 months


Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£27,055 - £32,934 pa

Salary period



07/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

Exciting new role to join the award-winning ePrescribing support team at University Hospital NHS FT. 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.

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

The ePrescribing team has 3 different shift patterns of early shift, mid shift and late shift which translate to core working hours of between 0800 to 2000 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.

Main duties of the job Main Duties

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 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 huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities

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.

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.

Ideally the applicant has clean driving license as might travel between sites i.e. CMH, RSH

Shift patterns: Early shift 0800 -1600, Mid shift 1000-1800; Late shift 1200-2000 with on call and weekend working commitment.

Mon-Thursday On call from 20:00 till 08:00


Friday – On Call from 20:00 hrs till Saturday 09:00hrs Saturday – On Site 09:00hrs till 13:00hrs Saturday – On Call from 13:00hrs till Sunday 09:00hrs Sunday – On Site 09:00hrs till 13:00hrs Sunday – On Call from 13:00hrs till Monday 08:00hrs.


Proposed interview date 16th of February

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Registered pharmacy technician in UK by GPhC
  • Numerate and literate in English – e.g. GCSE in Maths and English Language A to C or equivalent
  • Desirable criteria
  • One of the following additional pharmacy qualifications – Accredited Checking PT (ACPT), Pre and In Processing Checking , TAQA assessor at or achievable within 18 months of appointment:
  • Completed APTUK Foundation Framework
  • Management Training
  • Other relevant pharmacy qualifications e.g. ACPT, PIPC, Medicines
  • Foundation Management
  • Practice supervisor or TAQA
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Dispensing of medicines
  • Dealing with customers/patients
  • Maintaining continuous professional development portfolio
  • Desirable criteria
  • Stock control/ordering experience
  • Experience of JAC or similar computer labelling/ordering system
  • Experience relevant to role applied for e.g.:
  • Stock control/ordering experience
  • Checking of medicines (ACPT or PIPC)
  • Experience of JAC or similar computer labelling/ordering system
  • Experience relevant to role applied for e.g.: Providing a ward based medicines management service , Clinical Trials or research experience, Aseptic services experience
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Communicate effectively with others both in speaking and in writing
  • Good team worker
  • Attention to detail and accurate in work e.g. dispensing, calculations
  • Able to use a range information technology programmes effectively
  • Experience of supervision and training of staff and / or trainees
  • Communicate effectively with others both in speaking and in writing
  • Desirable criteria
  • Participation in team meetings
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Work weekends, evenings and bank holidays as per rota
  • Able to work at RSH and SGH and other sites if required
  • Demonstrates being able to organise their and others workload and prioritise effectively
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • 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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    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, 503.4KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 223.4KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Chris Puebla

    Job title

    Pharmacy Informatics Lead

    Email address

    [email protected]

    Telephone number

    023 8120 4190

    Additional information

    Tom Hurst

    EPMA Lead Tech

    [email protected]

    023 8120 8637

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