How long have you been in your pharmacy role?
I came to James Cook pharmacy in September 2019.
I had no prior experience in pharmacy but saw the student technician role advertised and thought it looked interesting, so applied and was offered a position.
Since then I have completed the two years as a student and secured a place as a band four/five with the trust, as a progressive pharmacy technician.
I have been in this post for over a year, working in different clinical areas and working towards becoming a medicines management technician.
What qualifications did you need and where did you gain them?
To become a band four/five pharmacy technician, you need to be registered as a technician with the GPhC (by completing the student technician course).
Tell us something about your role people might not be aware of
Technicians work as part of the wider MDT in clinical areas to contribute to safer care for patients, as well as their responsibilities in the dispensary setting.
There is an opportunity to rotate through different areas and expand your knowledge base and experience, before qualifying as an MMT and specialising in a specific area.
What do you like about working at South Tees in pharmacy?
All the learning opportunities and the contributions we can make to safe, effective and high-quality patient care.