Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Pharmacy Technician

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£20,150 to £23,363 pa
21/11/2018 23:59

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 four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General 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 Value 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 significant 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 www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


Band 4 Pharmacy Technician, John Radcliffe full time 37.5hours
Due to internal promotions we are looking for a Band 4 Pharmacy Technician to join the Dispensary Team at the John Radcliffe Hospital. The post is full time however flexible working options would also be considered.

This post would be ideal for a recently qualified Pharmacy Technician or a Pharmacy Technician who has worked in community pharmacy and would like the opportunity to gain hospital pharmacy experience. The candidates will be dispensary based, and be required to participate in weekend working on a 1:6 rota basis, late duty and bank holiday rotas. basis.

The John Radcliffe Dispensary Team are supported by technology and the robot directly labels medicines before they are released. The duties of a band 4 Technician include dispensing, MDS dispensing, patient counselling and extemporaneous medicine dispensing as well as providing the final check of medicines following successful completion of our Accredited Checking scheme.

The dispensary team is a team of 28 staff ranging from band 2 Assistants through to band 7 Technicians. Many of our band 4 Technicians later go onto becoming ward based band 5 Technicians or take other roles within the wider Pharmacy team and this role is ideal for gaining that experience to progress further in your career.


Closing Date: 21st September 2018

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact


For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Lisa Broom, Operational Manager or Alice Smilie, Senior Technician, on 01865 221502.