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Medicines Optimisation Technician

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a pharmacy technician to join friendly, highly specialised team working on a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.

The post holder will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver patient-centred medicines optimisation and technical services on the unit.

Activities will include reconciling medicines, assessment of Patients own drugs, maintaining appropriate levels of stock control, ensuring cost effective use of medicines, timely and accurately labelling and dispensing medicines, providing advice in relation to safe and secure handling of medicines to patients and colleagues, counselling and educating patients/carers on their medicines, completing medicines related audits and deliver education and support to maximise patient's independence with medicines.

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 Unit Manager.

Typical working week will be Monday - Friday, 0900 - 1700 excluding bank holidays and weekends.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure safe, appropriate, efficient and cost-effective use of medicines
  • To facilitate an integrated provision of pharmaceutical care including ordering, transport, preparation, administration, storage and disposal of medicines
  • To ensure effective medicine stock control and storage on the unit by carrying out regular audits and providing advice to the unit and team on safe, secure and appropriate storage of medicines in line with the Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines Procedures
  • To ensure effective management of the pharmacy ordering system and stock control.
  • To label, dispense and check non-stock medicines, medicines used for Self-administration and medicines for leave or discharge in line with the Trust process and procedures.
  • To provide advice, education and counselling to patients/carers with regards to their medicines.
  • Providing information and advice to patient/carers and colleagues in regard to safe and secure handling of medication
  • To assist with discharge planning and ensure post discharge plans are in place.
  • Accurately completing medicines reconciliation for patients following transfer of care.
  • To ensure pharmaceutical wasteis handled safely and appropriately. Assisting with or arranging destruction, storage and collection)
  • Administer medication
  • After training and gaining competency, undertake tasks such physical health monitoring and phlebotomy.

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 specialities 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 information for this vacancy please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC
  • Knowledge of pharmaceutical technical procedures acquired through training and experience to degree level or equivalent.


  • Accuracy checking qualification
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act.



  • Experience working as a pharmacy technician and supervising technical area


  • Experience working as a Pharmacy Technician within a hospital or in primary care environment.

Skills and Competencies


  • Good computer skills (Excel, Word & PowerPoint)
  • Good communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise own workload


  • Knowledge and experience of principles relating to good medicines management in a mental health setting
  • Up-to-date knowledge of medicines available for prescription in mental health.

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust



Miranda House, Anlaby Road



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