Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Ward Based Pharmacy Technician

Band 5

Main area
Pharmacy, Surgical Emergency Unit
Band 5
37.5 per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£21,909 to £28,462 pa
29/03/2018 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


 Looking for a patient focused role within a small friendly team, but with all the advantages of working for one of the largest NHS Teaching Trusts in the county? Then come and join us. We’re looking for people with a ‘can do’ attitude who will share the vision of the Oxford University Hospitals Trust to provide Compassionate Excellence. 

A ward based pharmacy technician post on the Surgical Emergency Unit which will help support medicines optimisation alongside the support of patient care, flow and experience.  This is an exciting opportunity to help develop this service with the multi-disciplinary team of pharmacists, nurses and doctors.

You will be working within the multidisciplinary team so good communication skills and an enthusiastic outlook is a must. You will need to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and a commitment to Continuing Professional Development.

Key duties include:-

·         Working as part of the pharmacy team to provide near patient medicines management services to wards

·         Assessing patients own drugs

·         Supply of non-stock items for one stop-dispensing

·         Medicines reconciliation

·         Ensuring that high cost drugs are accurately issued, returned and accounted

·         Patient counselling

·         Support to the dispensary

The successful candidates will be required to be a Professionally Qualified Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC. You should be an accredited checking technician. For the successful candidate full training for the in-house ward based accreditation will be provided.

The closing date for applications is 29th March 2019

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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

Paul Devenish on paul.devenish@ouh.nhs.uk

Marc Mitchell on marc.mitchell@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 2 28726