We have an opportunity for a Pharmacy Technician to join a patient focused team delivering a high quality Medicines Management service to the Woman and Child areas at our Peterborough City Hospital site. We are looking for a self-motivated Pharmacy Technician with excellent organisational skills, able to work under pressure whilst ensuring accuracy in all aspects of technical medicines management.
Our Medicines Management Technicians play an integral role as members of the pharmacy and wider multidisciplinary ward team, ensuring medicines are prescribed, supplied and used safely & effectively to the benefit of our patients. This post will suit any technician wishing to join a vibrant working environment with a well-established team and to develop their clinical knowledge and skills within the specialist area.Main duties of the job
The post holder will be part of the Woman and Child team, responsible for providing a ward based technical pharmacy service involving Medicines Reconciliation, the 'Patient's Own Drugs' scheme and 'near patient dispensing' for a range of inpatient and outpatient services including paediatrics, neonatal intensive care, maternity and women's health services. The post holder will work as part of the ward based team, building on patient partnerships to ensure effective medicines optimisation.
The successful candidate will hold a Level 3 National Certificate in Pharmacy Services that is recognised as part of the new integrated education standards for Pharmacy Technicians or equivalent plus be a Accredited checking technician certificated by a nationally approved course provider e.g. HEE/UEA (Community based qualifications will be considered on merit and course content) and be registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council. The successful candidate will be given full training and development in order to fulfil the duties required for this post.About us
We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.
Benefits to you
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
- NHS Pension Scheme:
- Flexible working opportunities
- Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
- Career development and training
- Wellbeing support and activities
- In-house physiotherapy Service
- On-site canteens with subsidised meals
- Subsidised staff parking (currently free).
- Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
If you are interested in this vacancy please ensure that you read the full job description that is attached to this vacancyPerson SpecificationEducation and QualificationEssential
- Level 3 National Certificate in Pharmacy Services that is recognised as part of the new integrated education standards for Pharmacy Technicians or equivalent
- Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council (or eligible for registration) with registration maintained during employment
- Commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Accredited checking technician (ACPT) certificated by a nationally approved course provider e.g. HEE/UEA (Community based qualifications will be considered on merit and course content)
- Willing to undertake Medicines Management Skills Modules Level 1 & 2 and Medicines Reconciliation Level 3
- Proven track record in Pharmacy
- Experience of dispensing
- Experience of staff supervision
- Previous experience of working in a hospital pharmacy
- Computer literate (Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Knowledge of current medicines legislation
- Knowledge of Ascribe/JAC Pharmacy System
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to organise & prioritise own workload effectively
- Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing
- Good customer care and listening skills
- Awareness of importance of risk management
- Demonstrates initiative
- Ability to identify problems and recommend solutions
North West Anglia NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Peterborough City Hospital
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