Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician

  • Contract
  • Oldham
  • Posted 3 months ago

Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician Job Brief

We have a vacancy of Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician in our company, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group. This vacancy is based in Oldham. Please go through the job detail mentioned below.

Position Title: Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician Job
Company: Northern Care Alliance NHS Group
Work Type: Full Time
City of work: Oldham
Last Date to Apply:
URL Expiry: 2023-03-26
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Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician Job Detail

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from the former Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond –
come and take your place with us.

Job overview

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Pharmacy Technicians, with good communication and teamwork skills to carry out medicines management roles on wards and departments within The Royal Oldham Hospital. If you are able to work under pressure, and keen to develop yourself, we would like to hear from you. We are keen to develop these new roles whilst supporting their training and progression.

You will need excellent organisational skills and be able to work accurately and quickly under pressure, have a good eye for detail, be able to prioritise your workload, meet deadlines and be committed to the delivery of high standards in a patient focused service.

If you do not have the required experience / qualifications to meet the Band 5 position , you will be appointed to Band 4 Pharmacy Technician, and be supported to achieve the qualifications and experience required to progress to a Band 5 post. There will be a requirement to participate in a 7 day working pattern this will include working extended hours, late nights, weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis.

Main duties of the job

You will gain experience in all areas of ward-based medicines management as well as dispensary services, clinical trials and mentoring other staff.

You will have the opportunity once trained to work as part of a clinical technical service team which will involve recording patient medication history and processing discharges at ward and dispensary level.

Working for our organisation

The Diagnostics and Pharmacy Group is part of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA), one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place of science, innovation and transformational thinking, the Diagnostic and Pharmacy Group unites Radiology, Pathology and Pharmacy services across the NCA to create a cooperative group committed to delivering safe, consistent, and high-quality care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Registered with the GPhC as a Pharmacy Technician
  • BTEC Professional Development certificate in Dispensing Technician Checking


Essential criteria
  • Proven qualified hospital or community pharmacy experience


Essential criteria
  • Basic working knowledge of Pharmacy practice


Essential criteria
  • Good written communication


Essential criteria
  • Awareness of the duties of this post


Essential criteria
  • Good teamwork skills


Essential criteria
  • Good customer relation skills
COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at where you can also find out more about how to access vaccination. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters need to be vaccinated.


We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. We value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge, and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of our local community. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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