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Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician

Band 4 £19,217 – £22,458

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust is one of the top performing trusts in the country for consistently exceeding the four-hour target, placing us in the top ten nationally. We provide excellent care to our patients who consistently rate us with 45 out of 5 stars on NHS Choices. Of our inpatients who take part in the Friends and Family Test, 98 per cent would recommend us. We have excellent staff engagement and hold regular events throughout the year that put staff at the centre of change and innovation. The Dudley Group is a place where people matter and this is reflected in the fact that we were voted by Nursing Times and the Health Service Journal as one of the best places to work in 2014. Our hospitals are among some of the most technologically advanced in the country, where the use state-of-the-art equipment in modern, purpose-built buildings offers patients high quality care and a positive patient experience. Our community teams provide excellent generic and specialist care closer to home, thereby proactively avoiding hospital admissions.

As an innovative department continually expanding our services we are looking to expand our qualified pharmacy technician workforce further. Joining our team of 40+ Technicians we need individuals who are eager to learn new roles and to support future developments. We utilise accredited checking technicians throughout our dispensaries and are keen to develop further technical involvement within Medicines Management. We have a proven track record of developing newly qualified technicians providing opportunities for you to develop in areas such as: Dispensing, Medicines Management including Dispensing for Discharge; Aseptic services; Mental Health Services and Community services, all within structured development programmes. Applicants should possess NVQ level 3 or equivalent and a BTEC national certificate and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (or be in the process of registering). Russells Hall Hospital is a new PFI development with 740 beds and Foundation Trust status. We provide a comprehensive range of Pharmaceutical Services, supported by established automated supply systems, progressive use of I.T. and state of the art facilities. We are conveniently situated near to the city life of Birmingham, while surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Staffordshire and Worcestershire. Please be advised that this vacancy may close before the date indicated once sufficient applications have been received.

The post is currently based on a 375 hour week between 1100am and 730pm with weekend duties, however part time hours are considered with a set finishing time of 730pm.

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Kinnersley, Senior Pharmacy Technician, on Tel.  ( Phone number removed )  ext 2213

Preference will be given to internal at risk applicants.

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 Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website.

We are committed to equal opportunities. To ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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The Trust is committed to employing people with disabilities. It is the Trust’s policy to interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum ‘essential’ criteria as identified on the attached person specification. To ensure we know you have a disability, please inform us under the appropriate section of the application form.

Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to candidates on an individual basis. Consequently, if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, your application on this occasion will have been unsuccessful.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

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