Band 5 Pharmacy Technician (Civilian)

  • Job Reference: J221-A-21-29987
  • Date Posted: 24 March 2021
  • Employer: Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services, Whittington)
  • Location: Cambrai Lines, Munster Barracks, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire, DL9 3PZ
  • Salary: £24,907 to £30,615
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time, Part Time

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Band 5 Pharmacy Technician to join our Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) Team in delivering a Primary Health Care (PHC) service to Armed Forces personnel based in Catterick Garrison. Due to internal changes in future service provision at Catterick we reserve the right to transfer this post to the Army Foundation College at Harrogate in 2022.

DPHC is a vibrant and fast-moving organisation that aims to provide the very best primary healthcare to Defence personnel. In addition to General Practice, DPHC provides rehabilitation services, occupational health advice and community mental health support. The patient population is generally young and healthy and much of the work relates to occupational health, minor injuries and sports medicine.

The successful candidate will be jointly responsible for providing an accurate, safe and efficient dispensing service to all patients under the care of the Medical and Dental Centres.

The successful candidate works without pharmacist’s supervision, and has responsibility for the safe and accurate ordering, storage and dispensing of all medicines and medicinal products as prescribed by Medical Officers and Non-Medical Prescribers and other authorised prescribers as well as those medications that can be supplied by Nurses and by Combat Medical Technicians.

To apply for this role, you will need to satisfy the following requirements:

• Registered Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

• Approved Pharmacy Technician qualification (i.e. BTech/Apothecaries Hall with BTech conversions where required/NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences or other qualification regarded as equivalent).

• Other additional training for checking dispensed prescriptions without further reference.

Practical experience to be able to operate in a singleton post.

Previous experience of working in a military environment and an NVQ 4 Clinical Pharmacy Servcies would be desirable.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS Key Skill Framework:

• NHS Core - NHSC1 - Communication

• NHS Core - NHSC2 - Personal and People Development

• NHS Core - NHSC4 - Service Improvement

• NHS Health and Wellbeing - HWB10 - Products

• NHS Information and Knowledge - NHS IK1 - Information Processing

Requests to work flexibly will be considered, taking into account business needs.

Please note the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came in to effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical. The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points-based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected, and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

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