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Specialist Pharmacy Technician Technical Services

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Pharmacy Technical Services
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum (pro rata)
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Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.


Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.




Southend University is looking for an enthusiastic team player to work in our Pharmacy Dept as a Specialist Pharmacy Technician Technical Services.

The post holder will assist in the co-ordination of technical pharmacy services.
they will undertake the day to day supervision of activities and training of staff, other pharmacy technician and pharmacy assistants. The post holder will work in close collaboration with other professionals and follow set departmental procedures and policies as they work at all times and refer complex matters to the Chief Pharmacy Technician. The role includes manufacture aseptic preparations in the Aseptic unit, cytotoxic unit and Radiopharmacy Department and, assist with the introduction of new products

You will need to hold a BTEC, City & Guilds or NVQ 3 or an equivalent Pharmacy Technician’s qualification, recognised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and have at least 1 year practical experience in Technical services.

Hours are: Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm except when working in radiopharmacy when the start time will be 7am (on rota basis) and with extra hours required around bank Holidays on a rota basis.

Southend-On-Sea is an exciting place to live, work and enjoy life. Just under an hour from London and Europe (either by rail or air), Southend and the surrounding area is vibrant and cosmopolitan. Local schools have an excellent reputation and the nearby seaside provides a pleasant backdrop as well as opportunities for fun or relaxation. The attractive nearby town of Leigh-On-Sea provides an alternative location for many professionals to settle and wind down after work.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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sue gissing x 5338