067754 Pharmacy Technician - Higher Level

Nhs Lothian
Closing date
8 Oct 2021

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This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.

We are looking for an enthusiastic motivated Pharmacy Technician to join the expanding Vaccine Team within the Area Stores Department (Vaccine Holding Centre) at St Johns Hospital in Livingston.

The successful candidate will be part of a hard working, highly motivated team of staff who ensure the timely and safe supply of vaccines to assist in the delivery of the National Immunisation Programmes within locations throughout NHS Lothian. You will work closely with the Area Pharmacy Store Manager and Deputy to manage the day to day running of the department and ensure maintenance of the MHRA WDA license. You should be an organised, flexible, enthusiastic and motivated Technician who can work under pressure to tight deadlines and enjoys interaction with other healthcare staff.

Duties will include
  • Supervision and assisting in management of Technical staff and PSWs within the Vaccine Holding centre.
  • Ensuring correct ordering and receipt of vaccines
  • Maintaining and ensuring correct cold chain storage of vaccines and other ambient medicines
  • Assembly of all vaccine orders for dispatch to Mass Vaccination Centres, GP surgeries, Health Centres and Schools/Universities within NHS Lothian.
  • Attending regular meetings with NHS Lothian Public Health, NHS Lothian Vaccination Teams and National Vaccination Team colleagues to maintain existing vaccination programmes and future planning.

This role requires an ability to balance patients needs, service objectives using organisational and people skills to maintain and progress this expanding service.

Candidates must have a National Certificate in Pharmacy Services or equivalent, be a member of the General Pharmaceutical Council, a Higher National Certificate in Pharmacy Services and have or are willing to work towards a Designated Checking Technician certificate.

Full time post hours (37.5 hrs) of work will be on a shift system working 5 days out of 7 with hours between Monday to Sunday 6am 7pm and participation in working Public Holidays.

St Johns Hospital is a modern teaching hospital and is part of NHS Lothian's University Hospitals Division, which provides a comprehensive and expanding range of services for the people of Lothian and beyond. Details of the excellent staff facilities and any further information is available on request.

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Laura McKain, Jennifer Ireland or Hazel Jamieson on 01506 522042.

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