Pharmacy Technician Higher Level – Clinical Technical Services – NHS Scotland – Kilmarnock

NHS Scotland

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced hospital technician to participate in the provision of pharmaceutical services to each of the Acute hospitals. The role will provide technical support to the distribution service and the redesign of pharmacy services at UHC through providing continued support to developing and contribute to the pharmaceutical aspects as part of team who are developing comprehensive NPD/CAU services.

You will be responsible for the provision, co-ordination and development of the service we provide to wards, Near Patient Dispensing (NPD) and the Combined Assessment Unit (CAU). Key responsibilities may change in line with the needs of the service but will include liaising with clinical pharmacists, consultants and nurses about patient’s medication and discharge planning.

You will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to reduce wastage of patient’s own medicines in the hospital environment by checking patient’s own medicines for suitability of use in accordance with standard operating procedures and will be part of the medicines management team.

In addition, you will participate in supporting the provision of the department dispensary service undertaking senior technician roles and responsibilities along with your extended role as an Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician.

You must have experience of working in hospital pharmacy as a qualified pharmacy technician, including ward or clinical experience, and be registered in the UK. You will possess the qualification: SQA Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician and/or must obtain both the PDA Assessment & Supply of individual patient’s medicines and the L&D9DI Assessor for SVQ – Pharmacy Services.

You will participate in the weekend, departmental and public holiday rotas. The pharmacy service is provided from 8am to 8pm in the CAU and the successful candidate will participate in this extended hours’ rota. In accordance with AFC terms and conditions you may be required to work over 7 days and/or an extended working day.

Driving license is essential.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by:

Kirsty O’Hara, Chief Pharmacy Technician, University Hospital Crosshouse: 01563 826068 Ext: 26068

Driving licence is essential. ​​​​​​​


Applications are welcome from UK, EEA and non-EEA candidates.
EU Settlement Scheme – EU, EEA or Swiss nationals are strongly encouraged to join the EU Settlement Scheme prior to 30th June 2021. As part of the recruitment process, you will be required to produce proof of your EU Settlement status from 1st July 2021 to demonstrate your Right to Work in the United Kingdom. Further information: Existing employees may be asked to provide evidence of their EU Settlement Status from 1st July 2021.

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