Lead pharmacy technician

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

We, UHS Pharmacy LTD, are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic lead pharmacy technician to join our expanding team in the outpatient pharmacy at Southampton General Hospital. 

UPL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. It was formed in order to provide dispensing and other professional services to outpatients of the hospital. It also provides a range of over-the-counter medicines and products, as well as pharmacy services for hospital staff, outpatients and visitors.

Lead Pharmacy Technician   £28,050-£36,644 commensurate with experience.  Full time - 40 hours a week, to include some Saturday working.

Are you a registered pharmacy technician who holds an externally accredited qualification in checking (ACPT)?  Would you like a new challenge working in an outpatient hospital pharmacy?

UPL pharmacy is looking for a well organised, patient focused lead technician who’ll thrive in a busy, demanding environment, working well within a fantastic team. You’ll be required to oversee the operational delivery of the pharmacy and line management of the technical staff. 

The role will include:

  • line management of technical staff to include training, performance reviews and recruitment
  • ensure the effective use of resources to manage the day-to-day operations effectively
  • ensure policies, procedures and standard operating procedures are up to date and adhered to
  • communicate effectively with all staff, hospital clinicians and patients to ensure UPL delivers high standards of service

You will have:

  • excellent communication, interpersonal and management skills
  • a desire to provide excellent customer service
  • drive to promote the wellbeing of our patients
  • drive to achieve company targets
  • the opportunity to develop in various clinical areas such as oncology and ophthalmology, as well as other specialised clinical areas
  • ability to develop a team to work well under pressure and lead a team through change
  • a proactive approach to self-development


  • competitive salary
  • good holiday package & bonus scheme
  • pension scheme
  • staff discount scheme
  • paid continuing professional development (CPD) days
  • GPhC fees paid
  • Further development and training opportunities are available for the right applicants

The closing date for applications will be Sunday 17 February.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

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Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789
Web: http://careers.uhs.nhs.uk/

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Company Profile

11 February 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £ £28,050 - £36,644 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Allied Health
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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