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Principal Pharmacy Technician - Omnicell System Manager

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Gwent Hospital/Grange University Hospital
Newport, Gwent
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum
08/06/2020 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.



Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Clinical Futures Recruitment


Full Time (37.5 Hours)

Principal Pharmacy Technician - Omnicell System Manager

Duration: Permanent


Base: Royal Gwent Hospital


Closing Date for Applications:   Midnight on 9th June 2020


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring.

Join us our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future. Clinical Futures is Aneurin Bevans Health Board’s exciting programme of work to change the way NHS care and services are delivered across the Gwent area, centralising and promoting services in or closer to the home, along with high quality hospital services available when needed.  As part of this journey, we will shortly be opening our brand new £350m, 462 bed purpose built Specialist and Critical Care Centre named “The Grange University Hospital”.

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build their career. We offer excellent in-house training and development programmes, including opportunities to undertake courses, modules and degrees from further education providers and universities, plus a range of management development programmes are also available.

Following additional investment to support ABUHB’s Clinical Futures programme, including the imminent opening of the Grange University Hospital (GUH), the directorate is able to offer an exciting new post.

We are looking for a highly competent Pharmacy Technician with proven experience of leadership and a high level of understanding of automation to join our innovative team as a Principal Pharmacy Technician, Omnicell Systems Manager.

Based within Pharmacy Technical Services in ABUHB, the applicant will be responsible for the implementation and maximising the use of Omnicell systems. This Health Board wide role will involve leading pharmacy staff based on the all sites within the project as well as working with the senior nursing staff, clinical governance leads and other stakeholders.

Whilst the operational base will be at the Royal Gwent Hospital (RGH), it is anticipated that the post will initially be based at the GUH to install the Pharmacy Automated Dispensing system and Omnicell drug vending machines implementation. The successful candidate will be responsible for the installation, training and operation of the Omnicell drug vending machines that are based on wards and departments. Ongoing responsibility will include developing and delivering detailed information from the Omnicells to inform decisions on configuration and usage to maximise stockholding and accessibility of medicines, via live dashboards.

The post holder will have responsibility for delivering a programme of continuous education for staff for all elements of the Pharmacy Computer System and any new systems enhancements across the HB.

The post holder must be able to make decisions under pressure and be self-motivated. A global and corporate vision for the development of pharmacy services is essential for this role. Necessary attributes include excellent communication with both internal and external stakeholders, experience of managing a team and the ability to inspire and motivate staff.

You will work closely with, and be supported by, the Principal Pharmacist, to continue your development in pharmacy practice.

allowing easy access to the vibrant capital city and the beautiful landscapes.

We are willing to consider flexible working solutions and would encourage an informal visit. The Pharmacy Department is currently undertaking a staff consultation process in view of the implementation of the Clinical Futures Programme and we welcome the successful post holder to be involved in this.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you and receive your application!!

This position involves Regulated Activity with children and adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer:

Enhanced check with barred list information, including an adults and children’s barred list check.

Applicants must hold or be eligible to hold full registration and a licence to practice with the GPC.

Free parking is available across all Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Sites.


The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.


Closing Date:   8th June 2020


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

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Further details / informal visits contact


  • Lisa Forey, Principal Pharmacist, Procurement and Technical Services
  • Tel: 01633 234231
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