Part Time Band 5 Pharmacy Technician (Civilian)

  • Job Reference: J221-A-21-30242
  • Date Posted: 8 April 2021
  • Employer: Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services, Whittington)
  • Location: Worthy Down Medical Centre, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2RG
  • Salary: £24,907 to £30,615
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Part Time Band 5 Pharmacy Technician to join our friendly team at Worthy Down Medical Centre, Winchester.

This part time post will be in addition to the currently filled full time Pharmacy Technician post at Worthy Down.

The position is part time offering 18.5 hours per week.

The successful candidate will be providing primary and occupational Healthcare in line with GMC Standards ensuring that the organisational and Senior Medical Officer's objectives are achieved to optimise patient care for the Winchester Garrison Medical Group Practice.

Winchester Group Practice includes ATR Winchester, Worthy Down and Marchwood Medical Centres. This newly formed Group Practice requires the Pharmacy Technician to assist the 3 practices with Dispensing and Medicines Management. Working between the 3 sites may be a requirement.

Duties of the role include but are not limited to: •Providing a Pharmacy dispensing service for the Medical facility to entitled personnel so that the Senior Medical Officer (SMO) primary purposes can be achieved. •Working with the current Pharmacy Technician to ensure that policies and procedures are adhered to IAW current Legal and defence policy. •Appropriately managing medications including ordering, receipt and disposal of medical material using a stock and expiry date rotation basis in accordance with current defence policy. •Liaising with internal and external agencies on all matters relating to pharmaceutical items. •Aiding in the development and training of clinical staff through placements or training.

Applicants must hold: •Registration with GPhC (achieved via NVQ Level 3/BTEC Pharmaceutical science qualification, or grand-parenting)– plus other additional training for checking dispensed prescriptions without further reference. Practical experience to be able to operate in a singleton post.

The selection at sift will be based on your CV.

At interview you will be tested against the following NHS Key Skills Framework: •NHS Core – NHSC1 – Communication •NHS Core – NHSC2 – Personal & People Development •NHS Core – NHSC4 – Service Improvement •NHS Core – NHSC5 – Quality •NHS Health & Wellbeing – HWB1 – Promotion of Health & Wellbeing

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To be eligible to be considered for this role, qualifications and memberships detailed must be held in full, prior to submitting your application.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative. For more information copy and paste the following in to your browser or search gov.uk: Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

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.

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.