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Mental Health Pharmacy Technician

£11,385 - £11,385 / year
Full Time

Job Description

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) has been voted one of the top 100 places to work in the NHS and we have an overall CQC rating of 'Good'. We are one of the most successful NHS Foundation Trusts in the country providing integrated care including mental health, learning disability, social care and community services to culturally and economically diverse communities across Bedfordshire and Essex. We employ approximately 4,500 people and work with a wide range of partners to 'provide services that are in tune with you'.

We are a responsive, innovative and dynamic Foundation Trust delivering leading edge health services in a constantly changing environment. We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospital and community based premises. We have many modern community based resource centres and community facilities to provide local services to local people where possible.

Unlike acute hospital services, Community Health Services, mental health and learning disability services are mainly provided in community settings with defined geographical localities. As a result we operate from various locations across Bedfordshire and Essex.

Pharmacy Technician Higher Level

Band 5,

Based at Rochford Hospital

Part Time: 15 hours per week (2 days) – 6 months Fixed term contract

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health trust providing adult mental health services, older people’s and young people’s mental health services, substance misuse services, forensic services and learning disability services to over 700,000 people in South Essex, Bedfordshire & Luton. The Trust also provides Community Health Services within South East Essex, West Essex and Bedfordshire.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated technician with excellent communication skills to join our pharmacy team at Rochford Hospital in Essex.

You should be able to work on your own initiative as well as within a larger team. Ideally, you will be an Accredited Checking Technician, although training and support will be provided for those technicians not already accredited as required. The post involves working alongside our clinical pharmacists and medicines management technicians to provide integrated pharmaceutical care for service users in the Trust to ensure safe, appropriate and cost effective use of medicines.

Working days required are Monday and Tuesday and include participation in our Saturday early, late and Bank holiday rotas.

You should have BTEC/NVQ3 in Pharmaceutical Science or equivalent, and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Ideally you should be able to demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development in pharmacy practice. You will have, or be willing to achieve, Accreditated Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) status.

For an informal discussion about either post contact Cathy Willan, Pharmacy Services Manager on  ( Phone number removed )  or Lorna Bryan Dispensary Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) .



As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust.

Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed

Our Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of using mental health services. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities, we encourage people with a disability to apply. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Braille or audio tape etc, please contact the Recruitment Department on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ) and we can arrange for this to be dispatched to you.

The Trust has the right to expire vacancies prior to closing date if they so wish.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to robust safer recruitment processes.

We can advise that South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is currently proposing a merger with North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, therefore any offers of employment made through this job advert, may be subject to a merger of the two organisations from 1st April 2017.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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