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Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician posted by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Full Time
Royal Sussex County Hospital or Princess Royal Hospital, Bright
Annex U

Job Description

About our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We're careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.


Are you an enthusiastic and motivated person?

Do you have good communication and interpersonal skills?

Do you want to be part of a healthcare team?

If the answer is YES to these questions, then why not train as a Pharmacy Technician?

As a Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) you will participate in providing a range of hospital pharmacy services whilst gaining a qualification. Support will be provided for the training and development being undertaken, study both at work and in your own time at home will be required. You will need to be a dynamic, self-motivated individual with good written and verbal communication skills.

The posts are a 2-year fixed term contract for the duration of the training and are rotational across all Trust Pharmacy departments with a base hospital allocated; either Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton or Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath. You will have the opportunity to rotate through both dispensaries, the aseptic department, medicines information, medicine optimisation on the wards and an external rotation to our outpatient community pharmacy.

For each rotation you will be assigned a practice supervisor and your development will be supported using our internal appraisal system with your designated educational supervisor.

Candidates that successfully complete the 2 year course will be eligible to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a Pharmacy Technician.

The Trust is big and busy and is a specialist in vascular, cardiac, renal, major trauma, cancer, neurosciences, stroke, ophthalmology, infectious diseases, paediatrics and HIV. The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton is undergoing an extensive £485 million redevelopment and a £30 million Emergency Department (A&E) expansion.

Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath is a modern hospital set in the heart of the Sussex Weald.

BSUH is committed to the 'Patient First' vision. This is our long-term approach to transform hospital services for the better directly supported by the Trust’s values and behaviours ~ kindness and understanding, fairness and transparency, working together and excellence.

“Everyone passionate about delivering excellent quality every time”

Annex U - Band 4

Year 1 - £16,632 - 70% of the top of AFC Band 4

Year 2 - £17,820 - 75% of the top of AFC Band 4

(Any successful applicants on AFC band 2 (points 1-5) salaries will be matched)

37.5hrs week

(to commence employment in January 2020)

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jenny Stevens, Principal Pharmacy Technician, Education & Development

RSCH (01273) 69 69 55 ext. 64140 (Monday, Wednesday & Thursday)

PRH (01444) 441 881 ext. 8426 (Tuesday & Friday)

( Email address removed )




General information for applicants

Salaries for substantive posts will be offered to successful candidates in alignment with the NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. All our substantive colleagues will also receive an annual appraisal. For substantive colleagues appointed after 1 April 2019, this guides their progression through the salary steps. Please note this does not apply to Bank only applicants.

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

We may also use our substantive adverts to build our Bank staff. If you are unsuccessful at interview for a substantive role but meet the BSUH specification for that role you may be offered a bank post. Please note our Bank hourly rates are outlined on a separate payscale.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Please note our Bank only roles are not eligible for Tier 2 sponsorship. These will be considered alongside all other applications. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Tier 2.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. Sometimes, we receive exceptional interest, and close adverts earlier than specified. If you are not successful in this application, we may be able to offer you a position through our Bank. Do keep watching our 'Current Vacancies' and apply for the next suitable position.

Further Information

Specific information about this role is in the documents accompanying this advertisement.

For further more information, or help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services Team on [Click here to apply] /448616 or by email: ( Email address removed )




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.



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Reference Number

379-CCSJUL057-19

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