Pharmacy Technician

Full Job Description

We are looking for a full time, highly committed, motivated and conscientious Registered Pharmacy Technician to provide and further develop the Pharmacy Service at Glangwili General Hospital. Glangwili General Hospital is a busy District General Hospital with approximately 355 beds. The specialties provided by the hospital include general medicine and surgery, intensive care, acute stroke, coronary care, oncology, haematology and orthopaedics. The Department also provides a comprehensive medicines management service to all wards and uses the All Wales electronic discharge system (MTeD). The successful candidates will perform a range of activities including working as part of our ward based clinical pharmacy teams and supporting the various functions in the dispensary when needed. You must be able to work in a busy and demanding working environment and must be flexible towards the needs of the service. Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:
  • Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;
  • Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;
  • 48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;
  • Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;
  • Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.
This would be an excellent opportunity for a registered pharmacy technician to gain experience in a range of areas and to help with their career development. You will be supported to gain further qualifications. It is essential that you have a Level 3 BTEC/NVQ Pharmacy Services Certificateor equivalentand must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a Pharmacy Technician. Applicants who do not hold this registration will not be shortlisted. Full, part time and job share hours considered. You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents. The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers. The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.