Pharmacy Technician

Location Portlaoise, County Laois, Leinster
Job-type Permanent
Salary €34157 - €44681 per annum
Reference J344933
Date Published 8 days ago
Job title: Pharmacy Technician Hospital
Organisation: HSE
Location: Laois
Salary: 34,157 44, 681
Job Type: Full Time Contract

TTM Healthcare are currently recruiting for a Pharmacy Technician to work in a HSE setting in Laois
As a Pharmacy Technician you will be responsible for ensuring the safe, appropriate and cost effective use of medicines. You will work as part of a progressive and dynamic Pharmacy Team to ensure best outcomes for patients.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Filling ward requisitions.
•Assembling resuscitation trays/ emergency boxes and checking expiry of same.
•Extemporaneous compounding.
•Pre-packing medication.
•Monitor expiry dates of medication in pharmacy and on wards.
•Purchasing: ordering in a timely manner from appropriate suppliers, communicating shortages and finding alternatives.
•Dispensing of inpatient, outpatient and staff prescriptions.
•Answering phone/ attending people who call to the pharmacy.
•Sorting out drug returns.
•Checking pharmacists' dispensing, as required.
•Managing disposal of pharmaceutical waste according to departmental procedure.
•Assisting in the development, maintenance and adherence to appropriate pharmacy standard operating procedures (SOPs).
•Carrying out duties and responsibilities in line with current pharmacy and hospital-wide policies, procedures and protocols and keeping up-to-date with new policies, procedures and protocols.
•Participate in continuous professional development.
•Assisting in drug information under the direction of a pharmacist.
•Engaging in stock rotation and removal of out-of-date medication from stock.
•Work collaboratively with other members of the pharmacy team and departments within the hospital, to ensure that patient care is central to all activities of the Pharmacy department.
•General dispensary and ward duties as required by the chief pharmacist/ pharmacist in charge.


•Must possess a Pharmacy Technician qualification from an approved institution
•Hospital experience is desirable but not essential.
•Good team- working skills with the ability to work closely with people but also carry individual responsibility
•Excellent communication skills
•Excellent interpersonal skills in a team environment
•An excellent understanding of the needs of patients and other hospital staff and work to ensure the pharmacy service meets these needs.
•Organisational skills to carry out the necessary responsibilities associated with the post.
•A friendly and helpful working approach and professional in dealing with hospital staff as part of a multi-disciplinary hospital team providing patient care
•A flexible working approach and the ability to handle change and to work under pressure.
•Good problem-solving and time management skills.
•Enthusiasm and self-motivation and an eagerness to continually develop professional skills.

To hear more about this role, please call Roisin on 01-5134908 or apply today

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.