Rotational Pharmacy Technician - Band 4 - London

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Job Purpose

This is a rotational post which provides the post holder with the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, good work ethics and attitude following a guided programme of learning.

 The post holder will have set objectives for each rotation and be expected to successfully complete the Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) and Medicines Optimisation Programme (MOP). Pharmacy Technician development is supported and achieved in the rotational programme at all of the rotations in the hospital. Pharmacy Technicians will therefore be expected to work across all areas within the Trust in line with the service needs.

Reports to: Deputy Distribution and Site Lead Pharmacy Technician, Royal London

Responsible to: Group Chief Pharmacist

What experience and skills do you need?

The suitable candidate must have these following skills and experience:


  • Significant experience of working in a busy pharmacy department


  • Understanding of Revalidation requirements
  • Intermediate IT skills - including Microsoft Office
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation relevant to pharmacy practice, e.g. controlled drugs, Health & Safety
  • Understanding of stock control systems
  • Knowledge of drugs, side effects & where to find further information
  • Knowledge of Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines requirement


  • BTEC Diploma in Pharmaceutical science and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy services, or equivalent.
  • Registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)


  • Good customer care skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work to standard operating procedures
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to recognise professional and personal limitations, referring to appropriate person when necessary
  • Accurate numeracy skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to maintain accuracy under pressure
  • Ability to deal with frequent interruptions e.g. telephone calls, pagers
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to prioritise and organise daily tasks using own initiative

Main duties and responsibilities         

  • Dispensary: Accurately label and dispense medication against all types of prescriptions and requisitions including; inpatients, TTAs, controlled drugs, clinical trials and chemotherapy to meet agreed delivery times as set by key performance indicators, minimising waiting times for patients.
  • Medicines Management: To undertake and complete the HEE LaSE Medicines Optimisation Programme (MOP) then practice according to this training. To undertake patient's own drugs (POD) checks. To assist the clinical ward pharmacy team with medicines reconciliation and medication history taking at patient admission stage.
  • Distribution: Perform ward top ups in line with approved stock lists, according to SOPs. Supplying stock to wards - picking and packing ward boxes, dealing with ad hoc stock requests.

Key Working Relationships


  • Trainee Pharmacy Assistants and Pharmacy Assistants
  • Pharmacy Technicians and Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pre-Registration Pharmacists and Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy department managers
  • Members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT)


  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGS)
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Health Education England, London and the South East (HEE Lase)
  • Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE)

If you have any queries, please email directly.

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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