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Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician - Band 5

Band 5

Main area
Core Clinical Services
Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southmead Hospital
£25,655 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
26/09/2021 23:59
Interview date

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Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician Band 5

Band 5 - £24,907 - £30,615 per annum

Location: North Bristol NHS Trust

Contract type: Permanent

This post is suitable for:

  • qualified checking technicians looking for a new challenge or to develop their skills further or a change of location
  • holds a Leadership and Management qualification (ILM Leadership and Team skills Level 2 or equivalent)
  • registered pharmacy technicians
  • community pharmacy technicians looking for a career change

Key duties include:

  • performing a range of duties including dispensing and accredited  pharmacy technician checking
  • supervision, training and development of new and existing staff
  • staff planning and rotas
  • providing support to other sections of the Pharmacy Department
  • providing support to the Mass Vaccination Programme
  • coordinating the supply of compliance devices
  • supporting the day to day running of the dispensary

 Job overview

Our friendly and progressive pharmacy department is currently looking for a dynamic and forward-thinking individual to join our pharmacy team. The role will involve supporting the smooth running of the dispensary from training and supporting staff to development and implementation of new ways of working. You will work in partnership with our clinical pharmacy team to provide a seamless and efficient patient experience.

You will play a critical role in inspiring and supporting staff within the team with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

There will be the opportunity to acquire a breadth of experience, grow in confidence and enhance your knowledge of pharmacy services and leadership skills.

There will be training provided through enrolment onto NBT Management modules, this involves subject areas such as appraisal and development review, understanding the benefits of assertive communication, diversity and inclusion. The training will also provide you with the skills and knowledge to perform your day to day role with confidence, for example interacting with outpatients at the pharmacy hatch, answering complex phone queries within the dispensary.

If you are a registered Pharmacy Technician who possesses good organisational and communication skills, have an S/NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy services plus an accredited underpinning knowledge or equivalent qualification, who is reliable, enthusiastic, self-motivated with a passion to improve patient care and strives for excellence and seeking a new challenge with the opportunity to further develop your pharmacy career then come and join our team here at North Bristol NHS Trust.

We welcome the skills and diversity of both community and hospital trained candidates and are keen to develop the links between primary and secondary care.

We will consider applicants looking for part time hours in excess of 0.5 whole time equivalent.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust is the largest teaching hospital in the South West of England supported by 8,000 staff. We provide exceptional healthcare to a wide variety of patients with a major trauma center and specialties including neurosciences, orthopedics, renal medicine and transplantation, infectious diseases/HIV, burns and plastics plus general medicine and surgery. The trust is based in a ‘state of the art’ hospital and is one of the most technologically advanced in Europe. The trust resides within one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, Bristol. Consistently voted the best city to live, Bristol is famous for its year round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, exceptional gastronomy, stunning cityscapes and awesome-inspiring street art.

The Pharmacy department is clinically focused, forward thinking and an evolving department which recognises and promotes the value of technicians. We are committed to driving forward Medicines Optimisation and the implementation of the NHS long term plan with an emphasis on improving patient care and striving for clinical excellence. Now is an exciting time to join us and support the development of fully integrated ward based team working.

Always looking towards innovation we have recently taken the lead in the successful setup of the Ashton Gate and Nightingale Vaccination programme, implemented a new Pharmacy system and look to introduce cross sector training for technicians with our primary care colleagues.

Working hours will be within 08:00 and 19:00 Monday to Friday plus participation in the weekend bank holiday rotas, if working at Mass Vaccination, where hours will be between 07:00 – 20:30 7 days a week.

Date of interview: 5th October 2021

For further details / informal visit contact:

Sally Dring Assistant Dispensary Manager 0117 414 2312 or email

Lynne lane Dispensary Manager 0117 4142312 or email 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Julie Hamer
Job title
Lead Clinical Pharmacy Technician – Medicines Management
Email address
Telephone number
0117 41 42261
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