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Band 6 Dispensary Manager - Bristol

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
Callington Road
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum
25/02/2019 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.

We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.

We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.


Avon and Wiltshire Mental health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (BANES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire.

The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. Increasingly these services are delivered in community settings. Our community services are supported by inpatient units that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.

The AWP pharmacy service supplies medication and provides clinical support to wards and teams across our core catchment area. We have two dispensaries: Calne (Wiltshire) and at Callington Road Hospital (Bristol). As well as managing the medicines supply chain in the trust, we support the safe and effective use of medicines throughout the organisation through our clinical work, enquiry answering, medicines governance activity and many other roles.

The main purpose of this role is:

  • Supervising, organising and monitoring the performance of pharmacy technicians, assistant technical officers and pharmacists working in the dispensary to maintain an efficient and safe dispensing service.
  • Ensuring work is undertaken in line with policies and procedures, and undertaking routine dispensary work as required
  • Training and assessing student pharmacy technicians and assistants
  • Supporting the review and writing of standard operating procedures
  • Deputising for the Lead Technician – Technical Services during their absence

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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