Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

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Pharmacy Technician Required

Wyre Forest Network of Independent Practices

Closing date is 5 June 2020

Job overview

We are looking for a proactive, forward-thinking pharmacy technician to join our experienced lead Clinical Pharmacist and newly recruited Clinical Pharmacist in the Wyre Forest Network of Independent Practices PCN. 

We have a vacancy for a Full Time Pharmacy Technician at Agenda for Change band 5(depending on qualifications and relevant experience), with terms and conditions based on Agenda for Change.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team and will be expected to develop a patient-facing role over time. You will take responsibility for areas of chronic disease management within the network practices and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients with complex polypharmacy.

You will be required to:

·         assist with the management of prescription requests and working under the supervision of the pharmacist making (pre-agreed) medicine management changes at the point of ordering. This could include, but is not limited to

·         Brand/generic changes;

·         Synchronizing medications;

·         Removing unused medication from repeats;

·         Checking for excessive ordering, particularly of prn medicines.

 

·         supporting GPs with medication queries from patients: working within competencies to manage queries and redirect to appropriate clinicians if necessary

 

·         ‘triage’ clinic letters and discharges – working within competencies to reconcile medication changes, or redirect to the clinical pharmacist or GP if necessary

 

  • Supporting the Pharmacists to increase uptake of electronic Repeat Dispensing by targeting very specific patient groups – reviewing their medication and, with support manage the transition and ongoing housekeeping when medications are stopped or changed etc.

 

  • Support general practice staff with prescription and medication queries

About us

Wyre Forest Network of Independent Practices grew out of a mutual respect and vision of how primary care could work collaboratively without merger and was formalised in February 2018, when the group of 5 signed an MoU to work in a mutually supportive manner. This pre-dated the Network Enhanced Service (by some 18 months), and meant that we had already developed a strong ethos of joint working, collaboration and trust.  We have had a lead Clinical Pharmacist in post since October 2019, and now wish to expand the Network Pharmacy team with the recruitment of a Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a proactive, forward-thinking pharmacy technician to join our experienced pharmacy team.

We have a vacancy for a Pharmacy Technician to work 5 days per week at Agenda for Change band 5 (depending on qualifications and relevant experience), with terms and conditions based on Agenda for Change.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team.  You will work within the 5 member practices dealing with mutually agreed areas for that practice and other specific pharmacy requirements for each practice under the Lead Clinical Pharmacist, and working with the existing practice Medicines teams and the newly appointed Network Clinical Pharmacist

You will be required to:

  • Support general practice staff with prescription and medication queries
  • Support the repeat prescription systems
  • Deal with acute prescription queries
  • Conduct medicines reconciliation on transfer of care within pre-defined areas
  • Support the implementation of systems for safer prescribing

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • GPhC Registered Pharmacy Technician
  • BTEC/NVQ level 3 or equivalent in pharmacy services
  • Accredited Checking Technician
  • Enrolled in, undertaking or qualified from, an approved training pathway. For example, the Primary Care Pharmacy Educational Pathway (PCPEP) or Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH)

 

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

Employer Details

You will be employed by one of the Network Practices.

Organisation:

Northumberland House Surgery

Location:

Hume Street Medical Centre, Hume Street, KIDDERMINSTER, Worcestershire, DY11 6SF
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Salary:

AfC Band 5

Role:

Allied Health Professional

Employment Type:

Full-Time

Hours:

37.5

Closing Date:

05/06/2020


Contact Name:

Helen Garfield

Email:

helen.garfield@nhs.net

Telephone:

01562757361

How to Apply:

by email to: annette.heneghan@nhs.net

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