Pharmacy Technician

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
London (Greater)
08 Nov 2018
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area PharmacyGrade NHS AfC: Band 4Contract PermanentHours 37.5 hours per weekJob ref 455-MH1993-AB-B Site Highgate Mental Health CentreTown LondonSalary £24,476 - £28,036 p.a inclusive of HCASClosing 14/11/2018 23:59

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

This is an opportunity to try a new area of healthcare that you may not have considered or experienced before. Whilst advancing your core medicines management skills you can also develop a whole new skill set around supporting patient focused care and working closely with multidisciplinary Teams. The Pharmacy Department is currently undergoing developments and re-organisation to further improve the services it provides to our service users. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Pharmacy Technicians with good attention to detail and dispensing skills and an interest in mental health who would like to join the team based at Highgate Mental Health Centre and St Pancras Hospital.

The post holder will be involved in providing dispensing services to inpatient and outpatients and ordering medicines for patients on wards. All our pharmacy technicians are encouraged to develop medicines management skills and as accuracy checkers. They will also have opportunities to extend their clinical knowledge and be involved in service improvement projects to provide the best care for our patients.

This post requires you to be on the weekend rota (currently half a day every 8 to 12 weeks). There is no late duty commitment currently.

The trust has just achieved a good rating in their recent CQC inspection.

While working at the trust all our staff benefit from the excellent experience and training opportunities we can offer and the successful applicant will be encouraged to undertake further training and development.

If you feel that your skills and abilities would be suited to this challenging opportunity, we welcome your application.

In line with NHS protocols, only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview. We regret that it is not possible to contact all applicants for every vacancy. If you have not been contacted within 4-6 weeks of the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted for the next stage

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further submissions, when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. We are an employer committed to Equal Opportunities and Diversity, with a range of family friendly policies.

For more information please go to Camden & Islington NHS FT website.

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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