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  • moving from community to hospital

    Sorry if I’m posting about something that has already been discussed...

    As a line manager I’m looking to attract pharmacy technicians from community into hospital pharmacy. We don’t get a lot of interest in our adverts from techs in community and we’ve had some worrying encounters where we’ve been told that community techs don’t think they are qualified to work in hospital.

    So what I’m looking for feedback on is what reservations do people have about moving into hospital pharmacy and what professional and developmental opportunities would entice you to give it a try?

  • #2
    Having worked in both sectors for a combined total of 35 years I've witnessed a vast difference in standards of training for Technicians between the 2 sectors and attitudes of Pharmacists who can't understand the difference between dispensers and technicians in community and therefore hospital technicians and community technicians have to be bluntly honest trained for different jobs!


    • #3
      As a newly qualified pharm tech, I bravely applied for a hospital position. Was offered it on the same day and I am due to start at the end of the month. I know I feel a little bit daunted by the difference between the two, but am so excited at the opportunities that await me. The community position was unable to increase my hours to full-time or offered a better wage, this is what appealed about the hospital position.


      • #4
        Well done. You voted with your feet.
        Let us know how you get on ,say, after a month or so.