Current Vacancies

Pharmacy Technician

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
Medicines Management/Dispensary
NHS AfC: Band 4
Full Time
Job ref
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Princess Royal Hospital
Haywards Heath
£19,409 - £22,683 per annum
24/01/2018 23:59

Princess Royal Hospital is a modern hospital located in Haywards Heath, West Sussex and is an integral part of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, one of the largest medical teaching trusts in the South East. The Trust has close links with the University of Brighton School of Pharmacy.

The pharmacy services have a high profile within the Trust and place great importance on developing all of our staff and offer a range of training opportunities and the chance to gain further qualifications.

Are you a hospital based pharmacy technician who would like to move hospitals, a qualifying pharmacy technician or a community based pharmacy technician looking to move into hospital pharmacy? If yes then why not apply to join our pharmacy team! We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and adaptable pharmacy technician with good communication and interpersonal skills. Your main duties will be to provide, at ward level a medicines management service undertaking patient drug histories and assessment of Patients’ Own Drugs, and working in the dispensary undertaking a range of dispensing activities.

Applicants should hold a Level 3 BTEC NVQ Pharmacy Services certificate or equivalent and be registered with The General Pharmaceutical Council as a Pharmacy Technician. Experience of working as a Medicines Management pharmacy technician at ward level and working within a hospital pharmacy department is desirable but not essential. We will provide you with an induction period and fully supported training enabling you to gain the required knowledge and experience to undertake all aspects of this job opportunity including becoming an Accredited  Checking Pharmacy Technician.

  • Posts in the Trust are 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 Criminal Records Bureau to check for any previous criminal spent and unspent convictions, reprimands, and cautions.
  • Appointment to this role will commence at the lowest salary point unless confirmed otherwise by HR Employment Services (Recruitment, Administration & Terms and Conditions)
  • We may also use this advert to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH standards you may be offered a bank post.
  • If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

This vacancy could potentially be linked to the Career Development Pathway.

The criteria and terms are set out below;

  • If you do not fulfil the essential qualification/skills listed on the job description and specification, you could be offered a Training Contract for 12-24 months, this is dependent on the vacancy and subject to terms and conditions.


  • The pay banding will be set at the band below the advertised post. For internal or current NHS employees you will remain on your current banding, this only applies for those currently on Bands 1-4.


  • On successful completion of your training and subject to sign off by your manager / mentor you will automatically transition to the substantive banding which the vacancy was originally advertised at.

Interview Date: 1st February 2018


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Palmer on 01444 441881 ext 8154 or Sarah Goodrum 01444 441881 ext 8426 or Marie Clarke 01444 441881 ext 8144

If you have problems applying, contact

01444 448692 or 448616