Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust are looking to recruit 2 dynamic, skilled, and motivated pharmacy technicians to work in Balham, Tooting, and Furzedown Primary Care Network (PCN). The postholder will work alongside an established team of pharmacists as well as GPs, practice staff and other healthcare professionals (HCP) to provide support on medicines optimisation services within the PCN. In addition to this be supported by the technician team within CLCH.
Balham, Tooting, and Furzedown PCN is a forward-thinking PCN comprising of seven GP Practices with a total patient population more than 56,000. They have a team of existing pharmacists and are wishing to expand the team further, as they recognise the value the pharmacy team bring to the practices and patients.Main duties of the job
The postholder must be a qualified Pharmacy Technician, registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. You must be able to demonstrate good organisational and problem solving skills. Previous experience of working as a qualified, registered pharmacy technician in primary care or community is desirable. A knowledge of medicines management issues faced in primary care is essential with excellent decision-making and problem solving skills. Additionally, compassion, flexibility, excellent communication and time management skills are essential along with the ability to build relationships with various health and social care professionals.About us
Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!
We can offer you:
- A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
- Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
- Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
- Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
- Flexible working options
- Annual travel card loan
- Training, support and development in your career
To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefitsJob descriptionJob responsibilities
Some of the key elements of the job description and main responsibilities are as below:
To undertake medicine optimisation tasks including effective medicines administration (e.g., checking inhaler technique), supporting with identification of patients suitable for a structured medication review e.g., frail, recent discharge, history of falls, medication reviews, medicine reconciliation and medicine queries.
Utilise consultation skills to work in partnership with patients to ensure they use their medicines effectively, through shared decision-making conversations with patients.
Support, as determined by the PCN, medication reviews and medicines reconciliation for new care home patients and synchronising medicines for patient transfers between care settings and linking with local community pharmacists.
Assist in the delivery of medicines optimisation, management incentive schemes and patient safety audits.
To support the implementation of national prescribing policies and guidance within GP practices, care homes and other primary care settings. This will be achieved through undertaking clinical audits (e.g., use of antibiotics), supporting quality improvement measures and contributing to the Quality and Outcomes Framework and enhanced services both locally and nationally.
Working alongside PCN Pharmacists to ensure safe and robust medicines management processes for patients within the PCN. Please read in the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details. Person SpecificationEducation/QualificationEssential
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Professional registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
- BTEC/NVQ level 3 or equivalent in Pharmaceutical Services
- Practical experience and theoretical study/knowledge (as evidenced by CPD) equivalent to degree level in medicines management
Central London Community Health TrustAddress
Parsons Green Health Centre
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