Are you an experienced pharmacy technician looking for a new challenge? Do you have innovative ideas and are looking for the right team to impact on positive change? Are you looking to join a multi-disciplinary team where you can develop new skills as well as teach others?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated pharmacy technician to join our Integrated Placement of Care Hub (IPOCH) in a new pharmacy role to support direct patient care and be part of our community team within Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership.
The IPOCH service has increased rapidly in size and now support a number of discharge services including our hospital discharge team, transfer of care hub, home care and community bed based services. This team plays a significant role in supporting the flow out of hospital and providing admission avoidance support across community.
The post holder will have a variety of knowledge and skills to support safe medicines management within the Integrated Placement of Care Hub Team (IPOCH).
This role will require enthusiasm, self-motivation, and commitment to developing a new pharmacy role within IPOCH, developing seamless pharmaceutical care for patients across traditional health and social care boundaries, and forging excellent communication between primary and secondary care teams.Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for supporting the provision of high-quality care to patients within their own homes who require medication support by the IPOCH General Nursing Assistant (GNA) service. They will be required to work across all CCICP geographical locations to support review of medication within patients' homes. The post holder will be a registered pharmacy technician and an accuracy checker for checking dispensed prescriptions in accordance with Trust procedures.
The post holder will: Carry out medicines assessments in the home on a one-to-one basis with the patient, with the patient and their representative, or other health care professional if appropriate. Work on a multidisciplinary level with health and social care professionals in both primary and secondary care to deliver patient focused care in the community and ensure that the individual patients' medicines support needs are met. Support hospital discharge processes so that patients identified in hospital as having medicines support needs are followed up on discharge to ensure people with long term conditions can safely take or be administered medicines as prescribed in the home setting. About us
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester (population 357K). The Trust provides high quality planned and emergency care, cardiac, critical care,child health,maternity services and intermediate care at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.
The Trust provides over 500 beds and employs over 5,100 members of staff. A comprehensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools through ourCentral Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership.
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. 92% of our staff, when surveyed in 2020, felt that their role made a difference to their patients, and we are recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.
The community arm of MCHFT, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), provides a unique local health partnership across a range of community services for people in South Cheshire and Vale Royal.
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The role will encompass:
Medicines reconciliation for patients under the IPOCH GNA service.
Transcribing, and supporting the transcribing of, IPOCH GNA Medicines Administration Record charts.
Completing medication-related assessments to help the MDT determine if medication support is required in the community.
Providing patient education around medication, and assessment of medication related support aids.
Providing advice for patients and IPOCH GNAs on administration and handling of medicines.
Support the ordering and supply of medicines for patients being managed by the IPOCH GNA service, including communication with primary and secondary care.
Working with the MCHFT and CCICP Multidisciplinary Teams as well as pharmacy colleagues from across the wider system.
Supporting training and education of staff within the IPOCH service around medicines management.
Answering medicines-related queries within scope of competence.
Completing audits and participating in service improvement projects.
Ensuring safe practice and reducing medication associated risk.
The successful candidate will be able to use their skills and knowledge to strive to deliver a high-quality pharmacy service within IPOCH. This post will be ideal for a pharmacy technician who is motivated by direct patient care, service improvement and innovation, wants to work collaboratively, and who wants to make a positive impact.
Please see attached job description and person specification for more information.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Pharmacy Technician Registered with GPHC
- Accredited Accuracy Technician (or working towards)
- Post Qualification Experience in Hospital, Primary Care or Community Services
- Experience of Audit
- Experience of delivering training
Desirable Employer detailsEmployer name
- Have to hold full UK Driving License
- Experience of working in an MDT
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
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