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Job ID
Posting Date
Healthcare services
Job type
Full time
£19,409 to £22,683 pa/pro rata for part time staff
Job reference code

NHS Jobs

Dispensary based technician and Rotational Pharmacy Technician

Job description

Pharmacy Technicians
Rotational and Dispensary based posts available
We are offering an exciting opportunity for registered pharmacy technicians and to join our expanding and evolving medicines supply service team within the forward thinking Pharmacy Department at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The posts will be either based in our dispensaries on a permanent basis or rotational where the post holder will rotate through the dispensaries across site and the aseptic services unit.
The pharmacy department provides a service to over 2000 in-patient beds, spanning 5 hospital sites and incorporates 5 dispensaries. Within these sites are an existing range of automated dispensing systems with a plan to increase this further.
Duties include:

Dispensing medications including controlled drugs and clinical trials
Communicating medicine related information to patients
Visiting wards and departments and maintaining appropriate drug stock levels
Using the patient tracking system to record patient information and monitor the transit of prescriptions through the dispensing process
Preparing patients compliance aids

In addition rotational staff duties will also include:

Assisting in the maintenance of systems, equipment and fabric of the Aseptic Dispensing Unit
Achieving and maintaining a validated aseptic technique for the preparation of aseptically prepared products in laminar airflow cabinets.
Preparing and processing aseptically prepared products including IV additives, adult and neonatal TPN, cytotoxic and clinical trial materials, in accordance with approved worksheets and SOPs.

Applicants must have an NVQ 3 in Pharmaceutical Services, a relevant supporting qualification and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Candidates must be willing to undertake an Accredited Checking Technician qualification. This vacancy is also open to students qualifying in January.
Applicants must possess experience of working within a hospital or community pharmacy environment and also have excellent interpersonal, motivational, organisational, analytical and communication skills.
For further information please contact Nicola Grange on telephone 0114 2713252, Maria Consentino on telephone 0114 2712549 or Helen Fletcher on telephone: 0114 2715544.
What you can expect from Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.
Please see the attached documents to the NHS Jobs page for this vacancy which gives you more detail on why you should come and work for us.

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