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1 Freedom of Information Act Request Reference FoI/13/051 Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians Request details: Can you please provide me with the following information: Question 1 - Total no of pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians employed by Cardiff and Vale UHB? Question 2 - During the last round of recruitment: a) How many post were advertised? b) How many applications were received? Question 3 - What NHS Agenda for Change pay band are pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians on? Question 4 - Please provide an electronic copy of the Job Description for preregistration trainee pharmacy technician. Response Question 1-5 pre registration trainee pharmacy technicians are employed by C&V UHB. Question 2 - During the last round of recruitment a) 3 posts were advertised b) Information not centrally recorded Question 3 - Pre registration trainee pharmacy technicians are on Agenda for Change band 4 link here Question 4 Document attached

2 CARDIFF AND VALE UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD JOB DESCRIPTION (T&DT1) JOB DETAILS Job Title: Grade: Department/Directorate: Base: Service Group: STUDENT PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TMTO PHARMACY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF WALES OR LLANDOUGH PHARMACY DEPARTMENT (Rotation across Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust) CLINICAL SUPPORT ORGANISATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS Accountable to: 1. Senior Technician (Managerially) (Training and Development) 2. Senior Pharmacist or Senior Technician in each section (Reporting) 3. Clinical Director of Pharmacy (Professionally) JOB PURPOSE To undertake training in NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills supported by BTEC National Certificate in Pharmacy Services in order to develop the skills and knowledge in all areas of hospital pharmacy practice required to become a registered Pharmacy Technician. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Core To take part in the maintenance of efficient stock control including carrying out stock checks, storage and expiry checks as required, both in departments and on the wards.

3 To participate in the ordering, distribution and disposal of all items used within each section of pharmacy. To compile an e portfolio and undertake training which meets the requirements of NVQ level 3 Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills. To attend an appropriate College to undertake the BTEC Pharmacy Services course and to maintain satisfactory progress on the course. To participate in local training initiatives developed for pharmacy technicians and student pharmacy technicians. To contribute to the provision of the pharmaceutical service. To participate in staff performance and appraisal schemes. To participate in staff rotas to ensure maintenance of pharmaceutical services including weekends and bank holidays. Dispensary / Ward To undertake dispensary duties including receiving, validating and dispensing medicines for in-patients, day patients and out patients and under supervision to issue those drugs, counselling patients as appropriate. To dispense clinical trial supplies under supervision. To be involved in the ward based medicines management services. Stores/Procurement To participate in the issue of stock to the wards and departments within the UHB. To undertake purchasing and store keeping duties under supervision, sourcing supplies from internal and external suppliers and maintaining documentation. To monitor and audit stock control and purchasing processes using Information Technology. Technical Services To participate in the aseptic compounding of parenteral nutrition, cytotoxics and specials and assist in the provision of a central intravenous additive (CIVA) service. To participate in the day to day operational aspects of the service with appropriate pharmacy staff. To carry out quality assurance procedures such as environmental monitoring and routine cleaning of restricted areas. To prepare cardiac arrest drug boxes and other emergency packs. Recording details of these appropriate to departmental systems. To prepare extemporaneous medicines under direct supervision, using precise weighing and measuring techniques and completing all appropriate documentation. To prepare non-sterile products for stock. To manufacture and pack bulk batches under supervision. To undertake the pre-packing of pharmaceutical products.

4 TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT All employees have a responsibility for monitoring their own skills and knowledge base. The Pharmacy Directorate will provide a supportive environment to enable our staff to achieve their full potential for the benefit of our patients. All staff will participate in the UHB performance management system. HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS All employees of the UHB have a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. Pharmacy production services include manufacturing activities. There are hazards posed by raw materials (including cytotoxic drugs which are carcinogenic and teratogenic) and machinery used during manufacturing processes. Employees are required to cooperate with management including following standard operating procedures, use appropriate safety equipment and to report any hazardous situations or defective equipment. This will enable the UHB to meet its own legal duties. FLEXIBILITY STATEMENT The content of this Job Description represents an outline of the post only and is therefore not a precise catalogue of duties and responsibilities. The Job Description is therefore intended to be flexible and is subject to review and amendment in the light of changing circumstances, following consultation with the post holder. Prepared by: Sarah Wilcox Date prepared: May 2010 Reviewed by: Sarah Wilox Date Reviewed: February 2012 Agreed by post holder. Date.. Agreed by manager. Date..

5 CARDIFF AND VALE UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD PERSON SPECIFICATION Job Title: STUDENT PHARMACY TECHNICIAN Post Number: Grade: Trainee Pharmacy Technician Department: PHARMACY Base: UHW/LLANDOUGH/SMPU Service Group: CLINICAL ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE METHOD OF ASSESSMENT QUALIFICATIONS NVQ level 2 in Pharmacy Services and Five GCSE passes (C grade or above) including Maths, English and Science Application form. Certificate check EXPERIENCE Ability to follow and work to procedures. Previously worked or have some experience of a pharmaceutical environment. Application form References SKILLS Good communication skills. Good keyboard skills. Self study skills. Methodical and well organised. Team player/aware of responsibilities within team. Accurate with high attention to detail. Computer literate. Application form References SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE Patient and customer awareness PERSONAL QUALITIES Neat/tidy, well motivated, reliable, committed. Able to work as part of a team.. References. OTHER Commitment to continuing education. Sociable. Application form.. References. Date Prepared: May 2010 Prepared By: Sarah Wilcox Date Reviewed: February 2012 Reviewed By: Sarah Wilcox Agreed by post holder. Date.. Agreed by manager. Date..

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