Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician Apprentice
London, Greater London, England
Permanent (Full time)
A Vacancy at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.
This is an exciting time to join our Trust. South West London St. Georges is at the beginning of an exciting journey of transforming our community mental health services. In 2021/22 the Trust will benefit from significant investment in community mental teams to strengthen provision across all our boroughs.
Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician Apprentice
If you want to live locally and work locally, with an employer that offers flexible and agile working with great development and career progression opportunities, then this may be the role you!
About the team:
The pharmacy team is an award winning, pioneering department that has been a leader in the implementation of several IT solutions, based primarily at Springfield Hospital in Tooting.
About the role:
This is a new role training as an apprentice to be a registered Pharmacy Technician both in primary and secondary care – at South West London & St George’s Mental Health trust and with Barrons Chemist. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone interested in a pharmacy career to ‘earn while they learn’ in different NHS settings to complete a qualification/programme and register as a Pharmacy Technician.
You will be given the opportunity to develop your skills to their full potential whilst undertaking a two-year training program working towards a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians. You will be provided with the training and support you need to become a registered Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC.
You will need to be enthusiastic, reliable, committed to learning, highly organised, motivated, possess good interpersonal & communication skills. You will need to be able to demonstrate good time management skills and be capable of meeting multiple deadlines.
You will undertake, on a rotational basis, a wide range of duties which includes dispensing for in-patients, out-patients, supply of medicines to wards, supply of clozapine to clinics, procurement and stock control, ward-based services and medicines management both at the Trust sites and with our partner site in community pharmacy.
Candidates must have aminimumof 4 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C/Level 4 ( C ) or above and must include Maths, English Language and Science (Double Science award or two individual Sciences . biology, chemistry, physics).
It is essential that certificates are provided at the interview stage or prior in order to be verified. Candidates must also meet the eligibility criteria for Apprenticeships.
You must also have either successfully achieved the relevant units of pharmacy services skills NVQ level 2 (QCF) or relevant units of a GPhC accredited training programme of equivalent level to pharmacy service skills NVQ level 2 (QCF).
This is a 2 year fixed term contract – starting 21stFebruary 2022
Salary (Incl. high cost supplement):
Year 1 – 70% of Band 4
Year 2 – 75% of Band 4 (pending completion of Year 1)
Our offer to you:
In addition, to our wide range of benefits we also offer:
Agile and flexible working:
As one of the few Trusts in London we are proud to offer flexible and agile working as part of our new ways of working, and we are happy to talk flexible working at the interview stage.
Career progression pathways and development opportunities
We are committed to get the very best out of our staff and support staff in their career aspirations. We have career pathways available, where you will be able to develop your skills and build on your experience to progress into other roles across different specialties.
About our locations:
Our Trust headquarters is located within the impressive grounds of Springfield University Hospital in Tooting and we also operate in nearly 100 other locations throughout the UK. This is easily accessible via the Northern Line (Tooting Bec Station) and via private transport. The Trust provides subsidised parking fares for all our substantive staff. Our main site is located immediately next to Tooting High Street where staff can easily access a range of shops, cafés and restaurants.
We offer a number of excellent staff benefits and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. Some of our benefits are highlighted here:
• Generous pay, pensions and leave,we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
• Work life balance,we support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working, job sharing, term-time working, compressed hours and working from home.
• Career development,there are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
• Subsidised car parking- You can park at any of our sites at a reduced rate of £20/month.
• NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.
Other benefits include:
• Eye examinations
• Looking after your health
• Cycle to work scheme
• Car lease scheme
• Season ticket loan
• Staff restaurants
We look forward to receiving your application.
This advert closes on Monday 8 Nov 2021