Pharmacy Technician - Homecare

Band 5

Main area
Division B - Pharmacy
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrooke's Hospital
£22,128 to £28,746 p.a. pro rata
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Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Quality Care Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

The Department of Pharmacy at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ambitious and forward thinking, striving to ensure that the patient is always at the heart of everything we do.
The UK homecare sector is growing rapidly with over 300,000 patients receiving Clinical Homecare services in the UK, many include delivery of high cost and/or specialist medicines with wrap-around patient support services. With current market value in excess of £2.6bn and push towards out-of-hospital care this is expected to continue to grow. At CUH we currently manage the supply of medicines directly to the homes of over 1000 patients and we are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated registered pharmacy technician to join our expanding pharmacy homecare team.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with us to meet the needs of our large, varied and highly specialised patient cohort to ensure they receive the best care. You will play a key role in the provision of specialist services helping us to deliver and improve the quality of patient care.
We are looking for someone who has experience of using pharmacy computer systems, has good interpersonal and communication skills, and is receptive to the priorities of patients, carers and other staff groups. Homecare experience is not essential and therefore applications from registered Pharmacy Technicians working in any healthcare sector are welcome.
You need to have experience working as a pharmacy technician, able to communicate with patients and to demonstrate good problem solving skills to ensure that we deliver a first class service to our patients. You will also be required to carry out general duties associated with Homecare Services including placing of orders, liaison with Homecare suppliers and ward/ outpatient clinic staff, maintenance of databases and preparation for invoice payment.
If you want to be part of a forward thinking team and would like more information, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

The closing date for this post will be the 15th February 2018.

Interviews will be held on the 7th March 2018.

Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Nicola Reed, Lead Pharmacy Technician – Homecare Support Services on 01223 274 334 or