Pharmacy Technician Rugby, Warwickshire £25,000-£30,000

Pharmacy Technician

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire |
Salary: £25,000-£30,000 |
Posted: 25 Nov 2019 |
Closes: 20 Jan 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 7462

Role Responsibility:

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.

HMP Rye Hill is situated in Willoughby, near Rugby, Warwickshire and is a category B training prison acting as a national resource for sentenced male adults who have been convicted of a current or previous sex offence(s). 

We have an opportunity for a Pharmacy Technician to join our team.


Benefits as a Pharmacy Technician:

  • £25,000-£30,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience 
  • Free parking
  • Subsidised on-site canteen
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions

  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme

  • G4S Great for Savings: Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers

  • G4S Box Office: As an official supplier to The O2, employees have the chance to buy tickets for a range of events

  • O2 Discounts: For discounted offers on handsets, tariffs and broadband 

  • Eye Care Vouchers – Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users

  • Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) Health Plan
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving
  • Employee Care Scheme (Best Doctors and First Assist Counselling Services)
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Love to Shop Campaigns 


Job Outline: 

To administer medication, including controlled drugs. To support the delivery of the medicine management services, primary care, health promotion and education.


  • Administration of single dose medication including controlled drugs.
  • Administration in possession medication.
  • Complete and support medication risk assessments.
  • Reconcile the patients medication history.
  • Facilitate the supply of medication for patients attending court or transferred.
  • The assessment of patients own drugs.
  • Provide original pack dispensing.
  • The supply of patients discharge medicines.
  • Support and development of the use of electronic prescribing and recording of medication administered.
  • Provide advice, within area of competence, to patients as agreed with qualified healthcare professional.
  • Work alongside qualified healthcare professionals to provide clinics and treatments, including health promotion initiatives as agreed by Line Manager.
  • Build good relationships with key stakeholders, including external agencies, to assist in ensuring the delivery of safe and effective health and social care service.
  • Work well as part of a team. 
  • Clean equipment and other items, as required, so that they remain safe, serviceable and ready to use at all times.
  • Follow all current procedures in order to maintain security and Health & Safety at all times.
  • Complete all relevant documentation to deadline in accordance with professional, contractual and company requirements.
  • Maintain security within the secure environment at all times by complying with all security instructions.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times, adhering to data protection and maintaining Caldicott Guidelines.
  • Communicate effectively with appropriate others to minimise risk.
  • Operate within the equality and diversity framework at all times.
  • Participate in bi annual Employee Development Review (EDR).
  • Follow G4S policies and procedures at all times, adhering to legislation and best practice.
  • Actively participates in training as identified in conjunction with Line Manager.
  • Carry out any reasonable request from your Line Manager

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Skills & Knowledge Required as a Pharmacy Technician: 

  • BTEC in pharmaceutical science or NVQ Level 3 supported by appropriate underpinning knowledge e.g. BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences, NPA or equivalent qualification
  • Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a Pharmacy Technician
  • Able to demonstrate a good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Able to provide examples of diversity in practice
  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations
  • Appropriate accredited technician checking qualification

Desirable Skills & Knowledge:

  • Experience of working within a secure environment.
  • Substance misuse knowledge and experience
  • Driving Licence
  • Smoking Cessation Advisor
  • Experience of immunisation and vaccination.
  • Experience of capillary blood testing procedures


Offers are subject to terms and conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.


For further information please email: careersatg4s@uk.g4s.com


This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people in a caring and compassionate way. A DBS check and relevant police/ prison clearance will be required to exclude any individuals with a history of behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients). Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.    

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