Band 5 Pharmacy Technician (Civilian)
- Job Reference: J221-A-20-25615
- Date Posted: 13 October 2020
- Employer: Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services, Whittington)
- Location: HMS Nelson Sickbay, Queen Street, Portsmouth. PO1 3HH
- Salary: £24,907 to £30,615
- Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
- Job Type: Full Time, Part Time, Contract
- Duration: Until 12/07/2021
Are you a qualified Band 5 Pharmacy Technician looking for a new and exciting role within Defence Primary Healthcare? Then look no further.
We have just the opportunity for you. You will be working here at HMS Nelson as part of a friendly and dedicated team, providing pharmaceutical services which contribute to the Defence Primary Healthcare mission.
As the successful post holder, you will be responsible for delivering a consistently high quality, safe dispensary service and assisting in the delivery of an effective medicines management service to entitled personnel within the multi-disciplinary medical centre.
Please refer to the attached job description for the role and its requirements in further detail.
NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent.
Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Post qualification in primary or secondary care dispensing.
Additional training for checking dispensed prescriptions without further reference.
Practical experience to be able to operate in a singleton post.
The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV.
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.
At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS Key Skills Framework:
NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB10 – Products
NHS Information & Knowledge – NHS IK1 – Information Processing
NHS Information & Knowledge – NHS IK3 – Knowledge & Info Resources
NHS General – NHS G1 – Learning & Development
NHS General – NHS G3 – Procurement & Commissioning
NHS General – NHS G4 – Financial Management
NHS General – NHS G6 – People Management
Travel to interview costs will not be reimbursed.
This is a Fixed-term Appointment as a Band 5 Pharmacy Technician in the DPHC, HMS Nelson. Your responsibilities will be as described in this job advert. This post will begin on your appointment and end on 12/07/2021. You should be aware that when your Fixed-term Appointment at MOD comes to an end, arrangements will be made in line with the FTA policy.
If you are a permanent MoD civil servant and are found successful for an advertised Fixed-term Appointment (FTA) you should move into the post under a Temporary Transfer (for up to a maximum of 3 years). At the end of the posting you will return to your previous MoD Business area. If this posting is at a higher grade, your promotion will be temporary, and you will return to your substantive grade at the end of the Temporary Transfer. If a Temporary Transfer cannot be agreed between all parties then a transfer on an FTA contract is possible, read the FTA and Change of Work Location in the UK policy for further information.
If you are transferring to MoD from another government department (OGD) you should join the MoD on an inward loan. At the end of the loan you will return to your home (OGD) department. If a loan cannot be agreed between all parties then a transfer on an FTA contract is possible, read the FTA policy for further information.
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.
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.