Pharmacy Technician |£23000 - £25000 per annum
Pharma & Science

Pharmacy Technician

Additional Information

Location: Essex

Salary: £23,000 – £25,000

Hours: Monday to Friday (Rotating shifts)



11.30am- 8pm

Job Type: Permanent

To dispense medication for our patients, following good dispensing practice and relevant guidelines in accordance with the GPhC code of ethics. Technicians are vital to supply medication to our patients, so this is an essential role within the company.

Key Responsibilities


  • Is numerate and literate
  • Sufficient levels of physical fitness and strength for moving cages and lifting boxes
  • Is able to apply Health & Safety regulations to working practices
  • Is able to complete documentation as required by company procedures and regulatory standards
  • Is aware of all relevant systems and procedures
  • Is aware of all relevant environmental controls
  • Participate in dispensing Unit staff meetings as required
  • Good telephone manner
  • Undertake any other duties as required by the Dispensing Operations Manager


  • Able to check off goods received efficiently and accurately
  • Is able to locate goods received appropriately (quarantining if required following the necessary procedure)


  • Able to pick items efficiently, accurately and check own work for errors
  • Able to identify erroneous components on an order
  • Is able to ensure effective stock rotation
  • Able to ensure products picked have an acceptable shelf life


  • Working knowledge of GPhC regulations on valid prescriptions
  • Working knowledge of GPhC regulations on dispensing practices (i.e. labelling, storage, hygiene requirements)
  • Is able to interpret prescriptions efficiently and accurately
  • Able to dispense be organised and neat when dispensing whilst maintaining line clearance
  • Able to work within own limitations and ask questions when unsure about any element of the dispensing process
  • Predominantly dispense Low Tech therapies and minimal Hi Tech therapies as required, exclusive of Oncology

Qualifications, Training & Experience


GCSE English & Maths or equivalent

Pharmacy Technician qualification (NVQ Level 3)


Dispensing experience in a high turnover dispensary

Experience of working in a hospital pharmacy

Working knowledge of GPhC guidelines


Competent in the use of Microsoft Word & Excel

Effective written & verbal communicator

Excellent telephone manner

Excellent attention to detail

Ability to be focused and meet tight deadlines

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