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Division B - Pharmacy
Band 4 - Annex 21
Fixed term: 27 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital - Division B - Pharmacy Dept
£21,892 - £24,157 Band 4 Annexe 21 - Year 1 (70%), Year 2 (75%)
Salary period
30/09/2020 23:59
Interview date

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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

Band 4 - Annex 21



Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

We are offering an exciting opportunity for you to work in our Pharmacy department and undertake theoretical and practical study towards an accredited GPhC qualification leading to professional registration as a Pharmacy Technician.

We are offering  a total of three positions on our Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician programme. As a continued collaborative development, we are hoping to also offer the opportunity for ONE trainee to undertake a joint training position with Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge. This will allow the unique experience of spending time working in both a teaching hospital (Addenbrooke’s Hospital) and in a mental health setting (Fulbourn Hospital).

 The successful candidates will work in a variety of sections of Pharmacy as part of a rotational timetable to include:-

  • In-patient & Clinical Trials dispensaries
  • Aseptic dispensaries for TPN & chemotherapy
  • Medicines Information
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Clinical Trials
  • Stores & Distribution & Procurement
  • Clinical - Ward Pharmacy Services
  • Leadership

Across all rotations, you will be supervised and trained in the practice of Pharmacy. You should expect to study in your own time as well as allocated study sessions at work. This training post is for 27 months and following successful completion of all criteria will allow candidates to apply for registration with the GPhC as a Pharmacy Technician.

Hours of work are 37.5 per week Monday to Friday with some flexibility outside core hours plus weekend and Bank Holiday rota work.

Please note the posts will be paid at Annex 21. During the first year of your contract you will be paid at 70% of the top of Band 4. You will then be paid at 75% of the top of Band 4 for the second year.

This vacancy will close on 30th September 2020

Interviews are due to be held on 12th October 2020

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

For further details of our fantastic benefits please refer to the attachment below - CUH Benefits.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mandeep Matharoo
Job title
Principal Pharmacy Technician Education & Training
Email address
Additional information

or Gill Shelton - Associate Chief Pharmacist - Workforce on, 01223  216054

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