Senior Technician for Dispensary & Clinical Trials

Job ID: 652192
Location: London
Salary: 21,909 to 28,462 per annum plus HCA negotiable
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Job Reference: 197-UT5845

Employer:Lewisham and Greenwich NHS TrustDepartment:PharmacyLocation:University Hospital Lewisham, LondonSalary:21,909 to 28,462 per annum plus HCA

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experience. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping a our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we're prepared to face them as one team.
We are seeking exceptionally motivated individuals to join our friendly dynamic team. In return for your dedication and hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

We have a vacancy for a competent, hard-working technician keen to develop themselves as a senior technician in clinical trials/ dispensary. This role will require someone who is much organised, methodical and to communicate assertively to a team of staff. You will work across site and based in the pharmacy department at the Lewisham Hospital, part of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

The Clinical Trials Technician role is:

1. To be the lead technician for clinical trials, across both sites, supporting the Lead Pharmacist, Clinical Trials in the delivery of an efficient Pharmacy Clinical Trials Service.
To support the dispensary manager with the day-to-day management of the dispensary, including organisation of workload and supervision of all.

2. To be an Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) or willing to undertake.

3. To line-manage staff.

You will work alongside the Dispensary Manager to ensure that the dispensary continues to develop its service, keeping quality as the main focus. You will have the opportunity to develop managerial skills in an environment that is both supportive and challenging in equal measure.

You must hold a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills QCF (or equivalent) and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Applicants are also required to have a minimum of 1 years' hospital experience as a qualified pharmacy technician within a busy dispensary.

Applicants who do not hold the required qualification/are not registered or have the required experience will not be shortlisted. Candidates who fail to supply a detailed supporting statement specifying how their career experience matches the personal specification supplied with this advert will not be invited for interview.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Paula Noble, Dispensary Manager 0208 333 3000 ext 6160

Please note that the as part of the application process, you will need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.
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Job Type:PermanentWorking pattern:37.5 hours per weekPay Scheme:Agenda for changePay Band:5Staff Group:Additional Professional Scientific & TechnicalSpecialty/Function:Pharmacy

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