Band 2/3 Pharmacy Support Worker or Band 4 Pharmacy Technician

Band 2/3 Pharmacy Support Worker or Band 4 Pharmacy Technician

NHS Professionals | Oxfordshire, England, UK

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Job Title: Pharmacy Support Worker or Pharmacy Technician

Grade: Band 2/3/4

Ward/Dept: Pharmacy Department

Trust: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location: John Radcliffe, OX3 9DU

Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week, Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00 / 10:00-18:00

Pay rate: Day £10.19 (Band 2) - Day £11.14 (Band 3) -Day £16.13 (Band 4)

Are you a qualified Pharmacy Technician who has worked within Hospital Settings? What is your general all-round knowledge of hospital pharmaceutical procedures? NHS Professionals have exciting opportunities for a Pharmacy Technician or experienced Pharmacy assistant to support our client trusts. You will be responsible for accurately and safely issuing prescriptions to patients engaging with the service in the Trust. You will maintain key relationships with co-workers and other health care professionals across the Trust to ensure an effective service.

The John Radcliffe Hospital (JR) is Oxfordshire's main accident and emergency site. The JR provides acute medical and surgical services including trauma, intensive care and cardiothoracic services. It is situated in Headington, about three miles east of Oxford city centre. It is the largest of the Trust's hospitals, covering around 66 acres.

The John Radcliffe site also houses many departments of Oxford University Medical School, is home to the George Pickering Education Centre and base for most medical students who are trained throughout the Trust.


Dispensing inpatient, outpatient, Discharge (TTO), clinical trial and controlled drug prescriptions according to dispensary procedures.

Assisting the Stock Management Team with unpacking deliveries and filling the automated dispensing system and to be responsible for putting away dispensing stock including part packs and maintaining tidy storage areas.

Using the Pharmacy Computer system to produce dispensing labels and to make stock issues, receipt and transfers and to participate in extemporaneous dispensing e.g. preparing creams, ointments and liquid preparations.

Participating in a programme of work based training, development and appraisal and in the development of the dispensary service.

Taking responsibility for a particular area of Dispensary service, e.g. coordinating of Transfer Lounge requests and maintain accurate records within the dispensary process i.e. clinical trial records, controlled drug registers.

To be successful in applying for this role you will need:

To be a Qualified pharmacy assistant (NVQ level 2) for Band 3; ACT Accreditation is essential for Band 4.

Band 2 candidates to have Pharmacy experience, placement for 3 months only.

Candidates will ideally be available to work Monday-Friday.

Who are NHS Professionals?

If a hospital cannot supply staff on a ward or area, due to increased demand, sickness, or common staff shortages, they need to call upon Bank staff. NHS Professionals works with Trusts to develop a 'Bank’ of highly skilled workers who want to work flexibly with the NHS.

Why NHS Professionals?

We value your skills, dedication, and commitment in supporting your local Trust and the NHS. We believe together we continue to deliver world-class healthcare service to our patients.

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: -

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it - 24/7 365 days
  • Stakeholder pension scheme


COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our bank members who are not clinically exempt from vaccination to get vaccinated.