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Pharmacy Technician



My friend has a few civilian positions opening up in RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk. If your interested please send your CV to and I will forward them on.


POSITION 2 Pharmacy Technician
One (1) Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Pharmacy Technician for this contract at the established facility in England, U.K. Job category Medical technical. With an allowable 1960 hours a year or 35 hours a week Contractor must take a physical, and necessary vaccinations, and pass background check to receive clearance

1. Education: Contractor personnel shall possess a high school diploma or General Educational Development equivalency.

2. Experience: A minimum of two (2) consecutive years within the past three (3) years, working as pharmacy technician or pharmacy technician student.

3. Certifications: The contractor shall be a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhTs) certified by national/state boards/agencies and shall continue to meet the minimum standards and requirements to remain current.

  1. The contractor is required to obtain a certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) the American Heart Association and/or the Red Cross approved training program prior to contract start date.

Public Health clearance is required and the contractor shall submit immunization records and physical health certification (the Company will pay for physical for selected candidate(s) . The records must show proof of immunization against Hepatitis A and B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, and Influenza. The contractor shall also provide proof of negative TB skin test taken within the past 12 months. If the TB test was positive, submit proof of negative chest x-ray within the past 12 months. After start of work, the government will provide post bloodborne exposure protocols according to applicable Regulations. The health certification shall state the date on which the physical examination was completed, the name of the doctor who performed the examination, and a statement concerning the physical health of the individual. The certification shall also contain the following statement: “(Name of contractor personnel) is suffering from no contagious diseases to include, but not limited to, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis A and B and HIV.”

The contractor's work schedule will be determined based on the needs of the clinic or floor in which the contractor is to provide the service. The contractor may be required to work more than 8 hrs in a single day or 40 hours in a week and holidays. However, the contractor will not be reimbursed for any premium pay. All hours in excess of 40 hours, weekend or night shift hours will be billed at the same hourly rate as regular hours of work. If additional hours are worked, the Government may reduce future scheduled hours to maintain a 40 hour work week average. All hours worked will be recorded accurately on the work schedules.

The contractor shall perform or shall know how to perform the tasks listed below. The contractor shall at no point receive additional payment for performing tasks outside of this list or outside of the scope of this contract. If additional tasks are required, the contractor and customer shall contact the contracting officer prior to performance in order to increase the scope of the contract and complete negotiations for equitable adjustment. No more than two discrepancies per quarter based on set quality procedures.

1. Perform pharmaceutical dispensing duties including filling new outpatient prescriptions, refilling prescriptions, and entering orders into databases.
2. Perform information consultation duties including supporting new and refill prescriptions, supporting patient requests, supporting physicians requests, monitoring for drug interactions, and reporting adverse drug reactions.
3. Perform quality improvement duties including performing drug storage inspection, reviewing expired supplies, and producing error and workload reports and documentation.
4. Perform supply process duties including placing new orders, stocking/restocking shelves, inventory maintenance, producing not in stock reports. Perform Administrative Duties.
5. Admit patients to the computer database.
6. Input prescriptions and unit dose orders. Check patients' computerized drug profiles and follows pharmacy policy/operating instructions when discrepancies are found.
7. Print labels and drug filling lists.
8. Restock dispensing equipment, shelves and patient care pharmacy storage locations/carts.
9. Correctly file completed prescriptions.
10. Properly destroy any material with sensitive patient information as prescribed by instructions in the workplace.
11. Compound and Dispense Pharmaceuticals.
12. Recognize typical occurrences such as color, chemical, or consistency changes, and report problems to a pharmacist.
13. Interpret prescriptions and formulas for appropriateness, to include content, dosage, completeness, compatibility, and conformity with established guidelines.
14. Confer with prescriber or patient on questions to ensure proper drug, dose, dosage form, and instructions are made available to the patient.
15. Calculate amounts of ingredients required to ensure proper duration of treatment is made available to the patient.
16. Select, weigh, measure, and combine drugs and chemicals according to accepted methods.
17. Prepare, package, and label prescriptions and drug orders as ordered by proper authority.
18. Manufacture, labels and store preparations according to reference literature.
19. Instruct patients in medication use.
20. Dispense medications and supplies to patients, wards, and clinics.
21. Confer with facility staff on drug storage and expiration.
22. Requisition and storage of pharmacy supplies as a Pharmacy Technician.
23. Augment medical logistics as a Pharmacy Forward Logistics Technician.
24. Serves as conduit between Medical Logistics and Pharmacy to resolve daily order issues as well as any outstanding backorders or long term pharmaceutical issues that may cause a disruption to patient care.
25. Coordinate and work with Medical Logistics to order pharmaceuticals, review and resolve pharmacy backorders, and make medication substitutions when needed.
26. Learn Medical Logistics functions to support pharmaceutical operations within the Medical Facility.
27. Become proficient with Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS).
28. Periodically inventory drugs and equipment.
29. Safeguard pharmaceutical items.
30. Rotate stock to ensure freshness and potency.
31. Remove from use and ensure proper disposal of expired, suspended, and other unsuitable drugs.
32. Initiate defective drug product complaints.
33. Maintain strict control over issuing and receiving controlled substances.



Not sure what the pay is. I'm working abroad and a mate asked if I knew anyone that fit the descriptions. I didn't so I thought I'd offer it out to the ex-Army community. I'll try find out tomorrow.


Apologies for the late reply in finding out how much the pay is with these jobs.

The bloke is looking at paying 45-60k US Dollars, with a great package in helping people finding accommodation, transport should they need to relocate.

As he's an American recruiter these posts seem to come with a lot of benefits that the usual British contracter would when working abroad but it is easier for him to recruit Brits rather than contracting Americans and flying them over.

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