Job Description

Pharmacy Technician – Fitzwilliam Hospital, Peterborough (22.5 hours per week)

Fitzwilliam Hospital is one of Cambridgeshire's leading independent hospitals with a reputation for delivering high quality healthcare treatments and services since 1983. The hospital is situated in the quiet landscaped grounds of the Milton Estate in Peterborough and has 54 single bedrooms and one twin-bedded room, all with en suite facilities.  The hospital provides services for both private and NHS patients.

By investing in advanced medical technology, the hospital offers a state-of-the-art range of treatments and services. The fully equipped ultra clean air theatre suite is particularly suitable for orthopaedic procedures such as spinal surgery, arthroscopy, hip replacements and knee replacements. The Braithwaite day unit is used for minor operations and endoscopies.

The Role:

We are looking for a Pharmacy Technician to join our team who are committed to delivering the highest quality clinical outcomes in a supported environment, where you will be valued for your skills and expertise. You will be responsible for the delivery of the highest standards of care & services.

You will be required to work 3 days a week one of which will be an alternate Saturday. Enthusiasm and flexibility are essential. As a key member of the department, you will support the Pharmacy Manager in the provision of pharmacy services including ordering, stock control and preparation of drugs and medicines. This will include providing advice to patients and clinical staff on pharmaceutical products (within the limits of your role).

You will be supporting the pharmacist to ensure that Inpatient Prescription Record Charts are checked regularly to ensure treatment is appropriate, both clinical and financially, that the patient has sufficient supplies and carrying out medicines reconciliation as needed (daily requirement).

Providing straightforward advice to patients/carers and clinical staff on pharmaceutical products.

Ensuring that the agreed standards of patient care and confidentiality are maintained in accordance with Ramsay policies.

Adhering to GPhC standards of conduct, ethics and performance.

Ordering and stock control of medication for the Hospital.

The successful candidate will also hold the following essential qualifications/criteria:

What you will bring:

  • NVQ3, BTEC in Pharmaceutical Science of equivalent level
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • At least 4 GCSEs (A-C), including English maths and science or equivalent qualifications
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently as required
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of the business
  • Demonstrated Customer Service skills
  • Demonstrated Computer skills

It would also be desirable for the application to have experience working in a hospital environment


  • Contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus 8 day’s Bank Holiday pro rata
  • Private Healthcare and Life Assurance
  • Free onsite parking and a subsidised staff restaurant
  • Access to our employee Ramsay Discount Programme and Blue Light Card
  • Wellbeing centre and access to 24/7 employee assistance line
  • Access to the Ramsay Academy – We invest in our people by creating real development opportunities and career pathways supported by structured learning curriculums

About us 

Ramsay Health Care UK is a well-established global hospital group with over 50 years’ experience. We are a global provider operating in 11 countries with 77,000 staff who treat 8 million patients each year. It is well respected within the healthcare industry and is one of the leading providers of independent hospital services in England. We are well known for our strong, long-standing relationship with the NHS.

We love people with a positive, “can do” attitude who want to make a difference in their work. "Our employees are Ramsay." The skills and commitment of our employees forms the basis for our success.

We know our people are our greatest asset, our business is growing and we would like you to join us. “The Ramsay Way” culture recognises that people – staff and doctors – are Ramsay Health Care’s most important asset and this has been key to our ongoing success. 

We are proud of our ‘Speak Up for Safety’ programme and ensure that the patient is at the heart of everything we do. Join us and have more ‘Time to Care’. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

We value your application and welcome any questions you may have prior to applying. Please be advised that we reserve the right to close our advertisements prior to the announced closing date to ensure a quality recruitment process.

We care.

It’s more than what we do, it’s who we are. Everything we do is about striving to deliver the best care. And it's a belief that's as true today as it was when we welcomed our first patients in 1964.

“The Ramsay Way” culture recognises that our people are our most important asset and this has been key to our ongoing success.

We are proud to support the UK’s Armed Forces and Reservists and have already achieved the Silver Award as part of the MOD’s Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme. The scheme recognises employers who actively support Defence while encouraging other organisations to adopt the same behaviours in their workplace. As a company we are committed to supporting the wider Armed Forces community and this includes our staff as well as our patients.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. This position is subject to background and DBS checks.

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