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Bank Pharmacy Technician

Band 4

Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Flexible working
  • Other
0 hours per week (Bank contract to work as and when agreed)
Job ref
205-3121936
Site
RSUH
Town
Stoke on Trent
Salary
£21,892 - £24,157 pro rata per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
23/06/2021 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.

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Job overview

We are currently have an opportunity for people to join our bank staff working weekend shifts in the dispensaries.

Are you an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual? Do you want to be part of a vibrant, dynamic, friendly and supportive team? Do you want to develop a career in hospital pharmacy? Do you want to make a difference? If the answer is yes, then this may be the job just for you… This is an excellent opportunity for both experienced and newly qualified technicians alike to develop their skills within the hospital pharmacy setting.

We currently have opportunities for staff working at both the Royal University Hospital and county Hospital

Main duties of the job

As one of the team of rotational Pharmacy Technicians you will have the opportunity to gain experience including the following and much more:

• Providing an effective pharmacy service

• Assist in the provision of a high quality patient focused dispensing service to patients of the Trust and associated hospitals including the dispensing of prescriptions and updating of computerised medication records

• Dispensing controlled drugs

• Gaining experience in IT Systems including Ascribe, Automated dispensing (RSUH) & Prescription Tracking

• Maintaining good stock control of medicines

• Aseptic services, Sterile and non-sterile manufacture (RSUH)

• Medicines optimisation on wards

• Supporting and training staff

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford.

Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Provide dispensary based activities including the accurate dispensing of prescriptions and specialised items e.g. controlled drugs; clinical trials materials, unlicensed medicines and compliance aids. This will include: consulting medical and nursing staff to clarify queries where appropriate; completion of required documentation and maintenance of records and seeking advice from more senior staff when necessary.

Undertake accuracy checking of medicines duties, following successful completion of the training programme (meeting the requirements of the nationally agreed framework). Assist with the undertaking and documenting of accurate drug histories by communicating with medical staff, G.P. receptionists, patients and their carers and utilising all available resources (including patient’s medical records, own medication and computer records on IPM, ICM, EPR and the pharmacy ASCRIBE® system).

Person Specification Qualifications/Registration

Essential

• NVQ level 3 in Pharmaceutical Services or National BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent nationally recognised qualification plus Accredited underpinning knowledge

• Registered Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council

• Minimum 1 year recent experience in either a hospital pharmacy or community pharmacy setting.

• Commitment and evidence of professional updating and continuous professional development

• Patient counselling skills – pleasant professional manner; knowledge of use of medicines and advising patients; assessing patient’s pharmaceutical care needs.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 3 in Pharmaceutical Services or National BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent nationally recognised qualification plus Accredited underpinning knowledge
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council
Desirable criteria
  • National Accredited Checking Technician (ACT) qualification or requirement to undertake the training
  • Expert Witness/A1 NVQ Assessor Qualification or willing to undertake
  • Member of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Minimum 1 year recent experience in either a hospital pharmacy or community pharmacy setting.
  • Commitment and evidence of professional updating and continuous professional development
  • Patient counselling skills – pleasant professional manner; knowledge of use of medicines and advising patients; assessing patient’s pharmaceutical care needs.
Desirable criteria
  • Supervisory skills to supervise Pharmacy Assistants and Student Pharmacy Technicians

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Computer literate with good general keyboard skills for using the pharmacy computer systems, including ordering and receiving stock and rectifying stock discrepancies.
  • Literate and numerate.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of interest in new ways of working and developing specialist knowledge in a clinical area
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Diane Massey
Job title
Senior Pharmacy Technician Patient Services
Email address
Diane.Massey@uhnm.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01782 674566