Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician
Kirklands - NHSL Headquarters

Job reference: 051134

Location: Kirklands - NHSL Headquarters

Job closing date: 06/05/2021

Job posted date: 20/04/2021

Salary: Band 4 (£22,927 - £25,223)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Other Therapeutic

Hours of work: Various

Department: Pharmacy

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lanarkshire

We are recruiting Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technicians. All successful candidates will be enrolled onto a two year training programme to become a qualified pharmacy technician, during which you will be working 2 days per week in primary care, 2 days on a placement (either in a community pharmacy or a hospital setting) and 1 day a week on a bespoke college course. This exciting role will involve working with GPs and primary care clinical teams to support and improve patient care as a member of the NHSL prescribing support team. The objectives of the team are to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of prescribing and medicines use for patients across NHSL as well as delivering pharmacotherapy in line with the GMS 2018 contract. You will work closely with GPs, other practice staff, community pharmacists, care home staff, members of the primary healthcare multi-disciplinary team and central team colleagues in supporting the development and application of high quality, safe, cost effective, rational and evidence based prescribing in the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). You will be required to travel between GP practices and other healthcare settings to carry out the duties of this post.

As a trainee your pay is determined as a percentage of pay for qualified staff, in accordance with Annex 21 of the Agenda for Change terms and conditions. As you will be 2 years from completion of training you will receive 70% of the Band 4, maximum for qualified staff. On completion of your training you will be placed on either the first pay point of the appropriate pay band or the next pay point above your training salary. For more information please refer to the Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of service handbook. 

Informal enquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Carol Jarvie, 07773171461 or Iain MacIver, 07583067329, Lead Pharmacy Technicians, Primary Care.


If you have any queries regarding the application form or recruitment process, please contact Lewis Melvin, Recruitment Administrator, on 01698 754361.


Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the advert once a sufficient amount of applications are received.  Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage.



Whilst this advertisement may be for a specific post(s) in a particular location, applicants who are shortlisted for interview may be considered for similar vacancies in alternative locations.


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