Lead Technician Commercial Services


Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£32,306 - £39,027 pa/pro rata


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a senior hospital pharmacy technician to join our innovative and forward thinking teams at University Hospitals Dorset as our Lead Technician: Commercial Services. University Hospitals Dorset is one of the largest NHS organisations in the South West with two major acute hospitals in the popular seaside resorts of Bournemouth and Poole. We are able to offer a wealth of developmental and fully funded training opportunities and a huge breadth of specialities and experience.

We are looking for a dynamic, friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic senior technician to lead on our highly regarded commercial services. Our commercial services are key partners for the trust providing high quality outpatient pharmacy services. We have an outpatient Boots branch at Bournemouth Hospital and an outpatient Lloyds Pharmacy branch at Poole Hospital. This post is the key liaison officer for both services bridging the gap between the hospital and our external partners. Clear communications is key to the role as is a good head for financial reports and monitoring of service specifications and performance indicators.

The Pharmacy departments at UHD are friendly, forward thinking and are constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve the service. We’ve embraced medicines optimisation, robotic automation, electronic prescribing and administration of medicines (EPMA) and seven day working.

Informal visits and enquiries are fully supported and encouraged. The post holder would be expected to work at both Poole and Bournemouth Hospitals.

The UHD pharmacy team recruitment promise

  • The pharmacy team embraces and champions, equality, diversity and inclusivity.
  • We commit to consider all potential work life balance options for posts for example part time, job share, flexible or condensed hours
  • We can offer fully paid and highly regarded training opportunities such as Postgraduate Accreditations and Diplomas, student training programmes and advanced Leadership courses
  • We celebrate and welcome applicants from other pharmacy sectors, those returning to practice or from outside the UK and will actively consider visa applications for registered posts
  • You may be eligible for relocation costs should you be required to relocate. This will assist with relocation expenses if you live more than 40 miles from the Trust and are already a resident in the UK. Please ask for further details at interview.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Proposed Interview date: 3rd May 2022

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Stephen Bleakley

Job title Associate Director of Pharmacy

Email address Stephen.bleakley@uhd.nhs.uk

Telephone number 0300 019 4093

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-ATR12852

Closing Date: 2022-04-04

Interview Date: 03/05/2022

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