Pharmacy Technician - Rotational

Band 4-5

Main area
Division B - Pharmacy
Band 4-5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrooke's Hospital
£19,409 - £28,746 p.a. pro rata
24/01/2018 23:59



Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population. Addenbrooke’s provides emergency, surgical and medical care for local people and is the Major Trauma Centre (MTC) for the East of England. It is also a regional centre of excellence for specialist services such as transplantation, cancer, neurosciences, paediatrics and genetics. Based on the same site as Addenbrooke’s, the Rosie Hospital is a maternity and women’s hospital and the regional centre of excellence for maternity and newborn care.

With over 8500 staff and over 1000 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. CUH’s values – Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust’s vision is to be the best academic healthcare organisation in the world, excelling in patient care, teaching and biomedical research. The Trust has just implemented a new electronic patient record which is the largest ever investment in improving healthcare quality and is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

We have an excellent opportunity for Pharmacy Technicians to join our rotational team.

We are able to offer an extensive rotation which currently includes the In-Patient Dispensary, Ward based Medicines Management, Clinical Trial Dispensary and the Aseptic Unit including the Cytotoxic & TPN suites. We are hoping to extend the rotation further to include Medicines Information, Procurement and Pharmacy Stores.

This essential role provides the opportunity for committed Pharmacy Technicians to put their skills into practice, working with innovative technology & systems, whilst also continuing to build further skills for future career progression.

As a training grade, we aim to provide opportunities via our Education and Training team to gain a national certification in Final Checking (ACPT), Medicines Management (MM) and Medicine Reconciliation (MR).

We are looking for highly motivated registered Pharmacy Technicians with excellent organisational skills, able to work under pressure whilst ensuring accuracy in all aspects of technical pharmacy.

NB. Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technicians qualifying within the next 3 months are eligible to apply.

The closing date for this post will be the 24th January 2018.

Interviews will held on the week commencing 5th February 2018.

Benefits to you
• Opportunities for continuous professional development
• A wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

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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

Lyn Cawdell, Chief Pharmacy Technician on 01223 217039 or