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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Band 5


Job Description

Barts Health is the largest trust in the NHS and one of the leading healthcare providers in the country. The trust’s six hospitals deliver high quality compassionate care to the 25 million people of east London and beyond.

Barts Health NHS Trust: Barts Health’s vision is to become a healthcare organisation that offers urgent specialist and community services tailored to meet the needs of local communities. We are committed to recruiting staff that will help us meet our Vision for Changing Lives, and demonstrate behaviours we believe make Barts Health a great place for patients, their families and friends, the public and staff. Our Barts Health Values which align with our behaviours are:

• Caring & compassionate with patients, each other and our partners
• Actively listening, understanding and responding to patients, staff and our partners
• Relentlessly improving and innovating for patient safety
• Achieving ambitious results by working together
• Valuing every member of staff and their contribution to the care of our patients

Barts Health NHS Trust has a safeguarding policy for both adults and children and is committed to all Safeguarding legislation and current standards. Every member of trust staff has a responsibility to safeguard and protect children and adults.

We are looking for a Band 5: Senior Pharmacy Technician- Dispensary Management Support.

The hospitals that we supply to:

  • The Royal London Hospital
  • Whipps Cross Hospital
  • Newham Hospital
  • St Bartholomew's Hospital

Main Duties:

To support the dispensary manager as part of the senior operational management team in ensuring the smooth day to day running of the section in accordance with local policies and procedures.

  • Dispense and check all ward request, TTAs, Control drug request, and other relevant prescriptions (in line with ACPT scheme)
  • To work closely with dispensary manager and be part of the senior operational management team to provide a patient focused service within the dispensary, deputising for the dispensary manager in their absence.
  • Be responsible for the safe management of controlled drug on a daily basis responsible for all controlled drugs. Storage,accuracy,destruction,record keeping, staff training ,quarterly audits.. Investigate any discrepancies and report to appropriate person promptly.
  • Have responsibility for ensuring relevant audits are conducted and completed including error monitoring and KPI in accordance with Pharmacy guidelines.
  • Be responsible for the security and supply of FP10 forms issued by the department and providing a monthly usage data from epact.
  • Be an active member of the dispensary team, participating in all activities in the Dispensary as required, charing the weekly dispensary meeting, completing the daily staffing board.
  • To participate in the ward based medicines management service as required.
  • Be responsible for updating procedures and policies related to the dispensary.

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