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Rotational Pharmacy Technician

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time: 15 hours per week
Job ref
409-2642684
Town
Whiston
Salary
£21,892 - £24,157
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
23/10/2020 23:59
Interview date
10/11/2020

15 hours per week

2.15pm - 6pm (4 afternoons)

The Pharmacy Department requires enthusiastic and committed Pharmacy Technician(s) to help us expand and continue the modernisation of the medicines management services provided within the Trust.

Pharmacy technicians have a key role in the hospital pharmacy team, being involved in many aspects of the use and management of medicines within the Trust.

You will rotate between the Technician-led Dispensaries at both Whiston and St. Helens Hospitals, and be involved in the dispensing of inpatient and out-patient medicines, assessing patient’s own medicines for re-use, management of controlled drugs and ward based dispensing as well as general dispensary duties.

Opportunities will be provided on a rota basis to train as an accuracy checker by undertaking the BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Dispensing Accuracy checking.

The Pharmacy operates a 7 day service and as part of this role you will be expected to participate in the evening and weekend working rota providing both ward and dispensary services to the Trust.

Applicants must have a BTEC National Certificate and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical sciences or Equivalent, and must also be registered as a Pharmacy Technician with The General Pharmaceutical Council.

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!

The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of few in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.

We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are also a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

Our latest achievements include:

  • Acute Trust of the Year – HSJ Awards November 2019
  • Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018 and March 2019
  • Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
  • The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
  • Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017,2018 and 2019)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)

In the NHS Staff Survey 2019 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;

  • Best place to receive treatment in the NHS (for 2nd year running)
  • Top Acute Trust for treating its staff fairly with regards to career progression (for 3rd year running)
  • Quality of care (best score for 5th year running)
  • Staff engagement (best score for 4th year running)
  • Staff morale (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Bullying and harassment (best score for 2nd year running)
  • Safety culture (best score for 2nd year running)

Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognized, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.

Closing date: 23rd October 2020

Interview date: 10th November 2020

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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
Gill Eddleston
Job title
Chief Pharmacy Technician
Email address
gillian.eddleston@sthk.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01512904289