Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Medicines Management Technician

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5hrs per week
Job ref
Churchill Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
30/07/2019 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


The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT) is one of the largest acute teaching trusts in the UK, with a national and international reputation for the excellence of its services and its role in teaching and research. The OUHFT Surgical Directorate is currently looking for a Medicines Management Technician (MMT) with good communication skills and an enthusiastic outlook to support its friendly and dynamic team.  This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to make a difference to a wide variety of patients undergoing upper and lower gastrointestinal surgeries. You will promote and grow ward based medicines management, including the development of our existing ward based dispensing service.

This post is suitable for:

-          qualified MMTs looking for a new challenge or change of location

-          newly qualified and registered pharmacy technicians

-          community pharmacy technicians looking for a career change

Full on-the-job training will be provided for the right candidates, with a view to developing into the Band 5 role following appropriate accreditation(s). Candidates who do not hold valid ACT and MMT accreditations will be placed on the Band 4 pay scale until minimum accreditations have been completed.

On completion of the necessary training, MMTs will help support medicines optimisation and patient care at ward level. These patient-focused roles offer an opportunity to work as part of the diverse clinical pharmacy teams, made up of a range of pharmacists, technicians and assistants.

Key duties include:-

·         Completion of accredited checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) qualification (if not already held)

·         Undertake accreditation for medicines reconciliation, assessing patients own drugs and supply of non-stock items for one stop-dispensing; assisting with TTO supplies

·         Ward controlled drug checks and returns

·         Ensuring that drugs are accurately issued, returned and accounted for

·         Ward stock management alongside top-up assistant

·         Conducting audits, reports and medicine usage reviews

·         Liaising with care providers outside the hospital e.g. GPs and community pharmacies

·         Working as part of the pharmacy team to provide near patient medicines management services to wards, including ward-based dispensing and patient counselling

Applicants must be qualified pharmacy technicians registered with the GPhC. You will need to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and a commitment to Continuing Professional Development.


The OUH NHS Foundation Trust offers flexible working hours, including condensed hours and job share opportunities.The OUH NHS Foundation Trust offers flexible working hours, including condensed hours and job share opportunities.

Closing date: 30th July 2019

Planned interview date: 7th August 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Katie McDonald: Katie.McDonald@ouh.nhs.uk or Charlotte Harris: Charlotte.Harris@ouh.nhs.uk