Clinical Pharmacy Technician Uk Visa Sponsorship

June 12, 2024
£28.4 - £34.6 / year

Job Description




We are looking for eager and driven individuals to join our welcoming team of pharmacy technicians, who deliver a variety of pharmaceutical services at our busy acute hospital trust.

The position holder will be an important member of the larger pharmacy team, responsible for collaborating with other healthcare professionals, including chemists, to manage the distribution and supply of medication to patients at Heartlands Hospital, which is part of the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

Clinical Pharmacy Technicians are key members of the Pharmacy team, responsible for not only dispensing and supplying medication but also participating in a variety of processes ranging from medication reconciliation to audit completion. This is done with the goal of offering a safe and effective clinical medicine optimisation service while also assisting with peer development and service optimisation.

In this role, you will be fully supported in developing the skills and experience needed to practise at an advanced level in a hospital context. As the successful candidate, you will participate in a comprehensive training programme with the assistance of numerous experienced Clinical Pharmacy Technicians.

To apply, you must be a qualified Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC; however, applications from individuals who are expected to qualify and register this year will be considered. Experience in hospital pharmacy is not required, as you will be well-supported in your training and development for this post.

Main responsibilities, tasks, and abilities required

Main duties and responsibilities

With a patient-centered approach, you will:

* Support the pharmacy department in providing complete pharmaceutical care to patients.

* Provide a high-quality ward-based medicine optimisation service to a variety of areas across the Trust;

* Serve as a role model, providing training and mentoring to junior employees;

* Support the inpatient pharmacy as needed;

* Carry out accuracy checking commitments.

Key Person Specification Requirements

* Possess a nationally approved pharmacy technician qualification and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

* Working as a registered pharmacy technician with at least one year of post-qualification experience.

* A nationally acknowledged, validated accuracy checking qualification.

* A professional approach with the capacity to motivate oneself and others.

* The ability to stay calm under pressure.

* A flexible approach and commitment to meeting the needs of the service.

* Strong attention to detail.

* Experience working as a clinical pharmacy technician or in a comparable capacity is preferred.

This position provides in-service development training and the opportunity to get important clinical experience. It will be necessary to rotate participation in the evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.

About us.

We are acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading NHS Foundation Trusts. Our aim is to Build Healthier Lives, and we understand that we will require exceptional employees to achieve this.

Our dedication to our employees is to offer the ideal environment for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and well-being of our employees, including a commitment to provide flexible working arrangements when possible;
We provide our employees with a wide range of training and development options to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our employees are treated fairly and feel like they belong by providing a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. This is about equal opportunity; eradicating all barriers, including prejudice, and ensuring that each individual member of staff reaches their full potential, achieves their goals, and thrives in their jobs. This isn’t just words. We’re taking action. Our dedication to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation, where every voice is heard, and is pushed by our varied and active staff networks, as well as the Fairness Taskforce, which is managed by our CEO. We foster a culture that encourages employees to oppose discriminatory behaviour and allows people to contribute their “full self” to a kinder, more connected, and bolder place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a smoke-free hospital.

Job Description

*Please Note: For a complete job description for this position, please check the attached Job Description*

Person Specification



*GCSEs: Mathematics and English (Grade B/5) and four additional subjects, including Science (Grade C/4)


*GCSEs: Mathematics, English, and Science (Grade C/4 or equivalent), plus two extra GCSEs (Grade C/4) and successful completion of the pharmaceutical service skills Level 2 NVQ award (or equivalent).


*Three A levels, one of which is a relevant science topic, and mathematics B/5 (GCSE or equivalent).


*Degree in science or humanities, with Mathematics B/5 (GCSE or equivalent).

*Level 3 Diploma in Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians.


*BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science and Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills.

equivalent as defined by the General Pharmaceutical Council.

*Dispensing Accuracy Accreditation (West Midlands scheme or equivalent)

*Evidence of Continuous Professional Development

*Registration with the GPhC

* Accredited Checking Technician (National Framework)


* Accredited Checking Technician (National Framework)



*Pre-qualification requires two years of pharmacy job experience.

*Currently working as a band 4 pharmacy technician / equivalent or above, with post-qualification experience in an acute situation.

*The ability to demonstrate the equal level of knowledge and necessary practical experience for the position.

* Significant experience in a pharmacy setting.

*Experience with the specialty function for area of responsibility.

*Experience organising other levels of personnel and their task

*Experienced in following policies and procedures

* Significant experience in a hospital pharmacy setting.

*Understanding of Good Distribution Practices (GDP).

*Workplace health and safety, including COSHH

*Understanding of dispensing, stock control, supply, and information technology systems and processes.

*Knowledge of the Code of Practice/Customer Care

*Knowledge about medications, adverse effects, and where to get more information.

*Knowledge of job-related practices, policies, and procedures

*Understands the necessity to provide a cost-effective service and the essential work procedures to reduce waste.


*Experience as a Clinical Pharmacy Technician or in a similar position.

*Deputising for senior persons, coordinating daily work flow, and situational staff management.

*Experience establishing new working methods or procedures.

*Take part in staff training and mentorship.

*Understanding the ward environment

Additional Criteria:


*Ability to work as a team.

*Enthusiastic, loyal, and trustworthy, with a mature attitude.

*Effective time management.

*Careful and accurate at work.

*Ability to display prudence and diplomacy.

*Fair and objective.

*Adaptable to the demands of the job, the pharmacy service, and other employees

*A good team player who can motivate others.

*Demonstrates strong self-motivation and initiative.

*Committed to the notion of technician-led services and eager to improve and develop pharmacy services.

*Desire to develop own skills and apply them for the benefit of others.

*Capable of demonstrating timely referral to senior personnel appropriately.

*Ability to visit other Trust locations.

*Ability to adapt to changing service requirements.

*Committed to uphold the Trust Vision and Values.


*Awareness of future advancements in pharmacy.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This position is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975, which requires a Disclosure application to be submitted to the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as CRB) to check for any past criminal conviction.

Certificate of Sponsorship

applicants from job seekers who require existing skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are encouraged and will be reviewed alongside all other applicants. For further information, visit the UK Visas and Immigration page.

From April 6, 2017, skilled worker applicants requesting for entrance clearance into the UK were required to show a criminal record certificate from each country where they had lived continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the previous ten years. This requirement also applies to adult dependents (those over the age of 18).Guidance can be found here. Criminal background checks for international candidates.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must hold current UK professional registration. For further information, visit the NHS Careers page.

For assistance with your application, contact:

Maxine Bradshaw