Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

Annexe U (70% of top of band 4 in first year rising to 75% in 2nd year)

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Annexe U (70% of top of band 4 in first year rising to 75% in 2nd year)
Fixed Term 2 years
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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70% of top of band 4 in first year rising to 75% in 2nd year
30/06/2019 23:59
Interview date

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



Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians

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Salary: £15,878 rising to £17,012 over 2 years and £19,409 once qualified (70% top of band 4 in first year then 75% top of band 4 in the second year)

37.5 hours per week - 2-year fixed term contract

We are currently looking to recruit pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians, working flexibly at the Churchill and John Radcliffe on a rotational basis.

Pharmacy Technicians are essential members of the pharmacy and medicines management team, working under the supervision of a pharmacist. The duties include dispensing medicines, managing medicines on the wards, counselling patients how to take their medicines, purchasing/ stock control of medicines and preparing medicines for clinical trials in our aseptic unit.

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the development of staff and patient orientated services to meet the challenge presented by today’s healthcare service. There are excellent career development opportunities for qualified registered technicians.

Full practical in-house training will be provided, working towards gaining a NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills L3 {QCF} and a Level 3 Technical Certificate in Pharmacy Services and qualifying to then register with the GPhC as a registered pharmacy technician. You must be a team player, keen to further your education, and have a good attention to detail as well as the ability to work accurately in a busy environment and be able to communicate clearly with patients and staff.

Although professionally supported candidates will be expected to enter into a learning contract and commit a significant amount of personal time to completing course work.

A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above, including Maths, English and Biology or Chemistry or a dual award science are required. Equivalent occupational experience will be considered e.g. NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services.  Applications are also invited from graduates with a science related qualification.

If you would like to come along to our Recruitment Evening it is being held on 25th June 2019 at the League of Friends, level 2 John Radcliffe Hospital, from 6pm – 8pm, feel free to pop along and meet some of the team!!

Closing Date: 30th June 2019
Planned Interview Date: 9th July 2019


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Applicant requirements

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

Jane Pyatt
Tel 01865 221109 or 01295 252445