Medicines Optimisation Technician

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust are 1 of only 11 National pilot sites across the country to test new ways of delivering community mental health care.

As part of this exciting development we are seeking to appoint a Medicines Optimisation Technician to join our team.You will be working within multi-disciplinary teams including Pharmacists, Medicines Optimisation Technicians, Senior Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychology Assistants, Peer Support Workers and Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaches.

We are looking for a motivated and experienced technician to join our team to help shape and improve the delivery of contemporary community mental health support and treatment.

Hours of work are flexible. Typical working week will be Monday - Friday, 09.00 - 17.00 excluding bank holidays and weekends.

Main duties of the job

You will support the lead pharmacist to deliver this new model of care and be a vital link between the community mental health teams and the GP surgeries. The purpose of this role is to lead improvements to maximise safe, cost effective best practice in prescribing to improve the quality of patient care.

The post holder will help patients to get the best from their medicines through effective medicines reconciliation after discharge and on other transfers of care, medication use reviews, providing assurance of monitoring of high risk drugs, and handling of prescription queries within the areas of competence.

The role will also include training and development of practice based prescribing clerks and administrators to support improved co-ordination and effective pharmacy administration within community mental health teams and general practice.

In addition, the post holder will be responsible for encouraging the development of better understanding of the principles of medicines optimisation throughout the practice teams and promoting good practice in line with therapeutic developments.

The successful candidate will be registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC . You should be friendly with excellent time management and prioritisation skills. You should be able to problem-solve and take responsibility for organising your daily workload in liaison with the line manager.

About us

We are anaward winning and CQC rated good, health and social care Trust that delivers care to communities in Hull, East Yorkshire, Scarborough and Ryedale & Whitby. We deliver safe, effective and integrated health services that improve the physical, mental and social health and wellbeing of patients and service users.

To find out about our wide range of services including mental health, learning disabilities, children and young people service, Forensic, Community and Primary Care visit our website

You'll join our team of over 3600 colleagues that work together across our wide geography and specialties to change lives daily. We're extremely proud of our Trust community, knowing you can expect to receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need from your new team to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Current GPhC registration
  • Evidence of continued professional development



  • Experience of working as a qualified, registered pharmacy technician in primary care, in hospital or community pharmacy at a senior level

Skills and Competencies


  • Awareness of systems to support management of patients in a primary care setting, delivering pharmaceutical input and support in the context of pathways of care and the business of the organisation(s)
  • Knowledge of the principles of medicines optimisation


  • Knowledge and experience of principles relating to good medicines management in a mental health setting

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


East Hull CMHT (The Grange)

Middlesex Road



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