Pharmacy Technician - Stores Manager

Location Sutton
Discipline: Healthcare
Job type: NHS Locum
Salary: £23.50 Band 5 / £25.73 Band 6
Contact name: Emma Ansett
Contact email:
Job ref: J5860
Startdate: 29/07/2024

Job Details:

Banding: 5/6

Hourly Rate: £23.50 Band 5 / £25.73 Band 6

Working hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 530pm 

Payment Method: Umbrella or PAYE

Contract Type: Locum

Contract Length: Maternity leave cover 

Job Summary:

  • Manage the stores & distribution team and service, providing an efficient day to day running and coordination of services and personnel in the stores and distribution area.
  • Ensure an efficient and effective top-up and distribution service is provided to all wards and departments.
  • Ensure stock level and expiry date checks are carried out in accordance with the relevant SOPs.
  • Participate in the education and training of pharmacists, technicians & assistants.
  • Use for the Epic system for stores and distribution related issues and provide support and training on its use.
  • Support/partake in trust wide and departmental projects where stores & distribution expertise and knowledge are required.
  • Ensure the maintenance and rotation of adequate stock levels of all medicines and consumables stocked within stores to avoid unnecessary waste.
  • Co-ordinate and supervise stores staff with regards to cycle counts, picking lists for top-up requests, boxes of stock items and any other work undertaken within stores or distribution.
  • Ensure appropriate working conditions are maintained and that the relevant principles of Good & Safe Practices, and those of the Health & Safety at Work Act are applied at all times.
  • Ensure the appropriate storage of all medicinal products ensuring all temperature requirements are adhered to.
  • Co-ordinate an efficient ward topping-up service and produce and disseminate weekly rotas to staff.
  • Co-ordinate regular reviews of the ward stock lists in conjunction with relevant colleagues.
  • Operational requirements as demanded by the day to day working environment such as unloading the bulk IV fluids deliveries into the IV storage area.
  • Co-ordinate the day to day requirements of medical gases storage and supply and ensure medical gas training requirements are maintained for the stores team.
  • Assist and co-ordinate the training and accreditation of Pharmacy Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacist and Pre-registration trainees within the stores team.
  • Train all new staff in current ward topping up procedures and monitor their progress on a regular basis.
  • To ensure SOPs are adhered to and record keeping and training documents are completed appropriately.
  • Co-ordinate actions related toto the department’s drug recall procedure for medicines stocked within the stores and dispensary areas

Essential Candidate Criteria:

  • BTEC/NVQ 3 in Pharmaceutical Service
  • Registered as a practicing pharmacy technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Minimum two year’s staff management/supervision experience
  • Minimum of 2 year’s working within a pharmacy stores and distribution service 

Blackstone Benefits: 

✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

✅Complete onboarding support

✅Framework Rates

✅Informed tailored career advice

✅Personalised job alerts

✅Unlimited referral bonus

✅Prompt payroll

For further information on this role, please contact Emma Ansett at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now