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Senior Pharmacy Technician

UK-Manchester | - £23k-£30k | Health Care

Recruiter: NHS

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Pharmacy Department, Trafford General Hospital

Senior Pharmacy Technician Band 5

37.5 hours (5 days) per week plus 1 in 5 Saturday mornings and Bank Holidays on a rota basis

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Pharmacy Technician to join our busy team at Trafford General Hospital. The hospital is in Urmston, close to The Trafford Centre with good transport links. The department is small and friendly with an innovative outlook.

Based in the Pharmacy Department at Trafford General Hospital, the successful applicant’s duties will focus on supporting the procurement process by the placing the day to day orders, supervising the staff working in the pharmacy stores, the evaluation and release of Unlicensed Medicines and regular accuracy checking slots in the dispensary. Other duties include the ad hoc supply of ward stock drugs, maintenance of pharmacy stocks and the use of the pharmacy computer system. Full training will be given in all aspects of the post and personal development will be encouraged.

The ideal candidate will have a BTEC/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Pharmaceutical Science and a BTEC certificate in Accuracy Checking with experience of procurement. Good communication skills and the ability to adapt to the various duties of the post are also required. Previous experience is desirable but not essential.



For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact Jane Jones, Chief Pharmacy Technician on 0161 746 2033 or via email ( Email address removed )



We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system



Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.




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