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Student Technician

21892 - 24157 GBP YEAR
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

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Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician

University hospitals Plymouth is a dynamic and challenging environment, which provides acute healthcare for people in Plymouth, South West Devon and South East Cornwall, and has more than 6,390 staff working in its services.

The Trust became a teaching hospital with the opening of the Peninsula Medical School, a joint venture with the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter and we are the largest teaching hospital in the South West and have an active commitment to developing and supporting our staff.

The hospital is one of the largest acute healthcare providers in the country. Our services include Emergency and Acute Assessment units, General Medical and Surgical Services, Cancer Care, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Dentistry, Ear Nose and Throat, Neurosciences and Renal services. We offer a full range of general hospital services to around 450,000 people in Plymouth, North and East Cornwall and South and West Devon. These include emergency and major trauma services, maternity services, pediatrics and a full range of diagnostic, medical and surgical sub-specialties.

We are a people business – where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining university hospital Plymouth means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure.

The Pharmacy department at University hospitals Plymouth (UHP) are currently recruiting for Pre-registration pharmacy technicians to begin a vocational training programme commencing September 2020. The training opportunity is an advanced apprenticeship, full time, fixed term contract for 2 years. You will study to achieve:

Pharmacy Technician (integrated) apprenticeship

Training assessment and support will be provided by work based mentors and college tutors.

All apprenticeship standards will have an end-point assessment. An independent organisation will conduct an independent end-point assessment to ensure all apprentices are following the same standards and are being assessed consistently.

Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to apply for registration to practice as a registered Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC

Course Entry Requirements

Applicants with no Pharmacy experience

5 GCSE’s (or equivalent qualification) Grade C or above (4-9) including:

  • Maths
  • English Language
  • Science
  • IT – an equivalent qualification, or relevant demonstrable experience is acceptable

Applicants with Pharmacy experience

3 GCSE’s (or equivalent qualification) grade C or above (4-9) in Maths, science and one other. Plus certificated, or working towards at least two NVQ level 2 units in Pharmacy services.

The salary for this training post is 70% (year 1) & 75% (year 2) annex 21 of a band 4

£16.909 to £18.117 p.a you will receive 27 days annual leave per year plus bank holidays.

If you are invited for interview you will be expected to complete a short aptitude test that is designed to test your numeracy skills

Proposed interview dates will be on the 27-28 July 2020. Successful applicant(s) must be available to be in post by the 1st September 2020.

For further information regarding careers in Hospital Pharmacy contact;

Becky Ellis or Brian Fulton Education and Training Technicians

Tel: 01752 432276

Email: Rebecca.ellis5@nhs.net or Brian.fulton@nhs.net

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

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