Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy Technician: Mental Health

Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year per annum Inclu HCAS
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The primary focus of this role is to provide a highly-specialist patient-focused medicine optimisation service to inpatient wards and community teams within the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

We welcome applicants from newly qualified pharmacy technicians who wish to expand their knowledge in a specialist sector.

Please note previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

This is a fantastic opportunity for a GPhC registered Pharmacy Technician with a special interest in mental health, to join our dynamic and innovative pharmacy team. The pharmacy department is currently undergoing significant developments through new investments, including the implementation of the EPMA and new innovative clinical roles to improve medicines optimisation.

There will be plenty of opportunity to develop your skills and career with us, as we are dedicated to providing a clear pathway for Pharmacy Technicians.

In order to be successful in this role, you will need to be organised, motivated, have excellent communication and people skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to new situations.

About us

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I) provides high quality, safe and innovative mental health care to our patients in the community, in their homes or in hospital. We provide services for adults of working age, adults with learning difficulties, and older people in the London area. We currently deliver the majority of our care to residents in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. However, we also provide substance misuse services in Westminster, and a substance misuse and psychological therapies service to people living in Kingston. Our trust is also a member of University College London Partners (UCLP), one of the world's leading academic health science partnerships. In addition we have specialist programmes which provide help and treatment for: veterans living in London, young people caught in the cycle of gang culture, older people living with dementia and other age related mental health conditions. For more information, please access the following link:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties will include:
  • Providing all aspects of Medicines Optimisation to inpatient wards and community mental health teams across our two sites Highgate Mental Health Centre and St. Pancras Hospital.
  • Effectively acting as a supervising co-ordinator in the dispensary Responsible for ensuring medication is labelled, dispensed, checked and delivered efficiently.
  • Involvement in organising prescriptions and medication for clozapine clinics.
  • Acting as a Practice Supervisor for Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technicians, Pre-registration Pharmacists and Apprentice Pharmacy Assistants.

Person Specification

GPhC Registered


  • Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with GPhC

Pharmacy Technician qualifications


  • Medicines Management Accreditation
  • Accredited Checking Accreditation


  • Supervisory/Training experience
  • Practice Supervisor Course



  • UK Hospital Experience
  • Ward based Hospital experience


  • Mental Health Experience
  • Liaison within MDT



  • Good written/verbal communication
  • Basic IT skills (Microsoft office)


  • Evidence of working within a team
  • Management experience

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 (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust



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