Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Pharmacy Technician

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
37.5 per week
Job ref
Horton Hospital
£19,409 to £22,683 pa
29/04/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


Pharmacy Technician – The Horton Hospital

Band 4

A unique opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and proactive pharmacy technician with excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills to join the The Horton Pharmacy team, 
The Horton Hospital provides comprehensive care for patients and includes Accident and Emergency care, Acute general medicine, General Surgery, Womens and Childrens and Oncology and Haematology.

  • Key roles include:
    • Delivery of high quality pharmacy services for in-patients, day-case, and out-patients.
    • Participation in dispensing outpatient and day case prescriptions for the Horton Hospital.
  • Provide Support to the Brodey Centre and the Cancer Pharmacy Team
  • To be aware of and be involved in customer service.
  • To dispense and keep accurate records of Controlled Drugs.
  • To understand and be aware of accurate records for Clinical Trials.
  • Final Accuracy checking of prescriptions upon completion of accreditations with opportunity to progress to train as a Medicine Management Technician when Vacancies arise in the team at an appropriate stage.
  • Patient counselling.
  • Opportunity for Cancer conference attendance
  • Training of pharmacy technicians and other healthcare professionals

This exciting post promises to bring opportunities and challenges.

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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.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Baldwin on Claire.baldwin@ouh.nhs.uk or Erica Epps on Erica.epps@ouh.nhs.uk or by telephone 01295 229423 or 01295 229005

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