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Pharmacy Technician Healthcare

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata P/T)
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will work as an effective member of the Primary Care Team in providing healthcare services, including medication administration to the patients. They will deliver care within the boundaries of their role, focussing on supporting patients to be healthy monitoring of long-term conditions, health promotion and screening and responding to emergencies.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

  • Administer medication and adhere to statutory and organisational requirements and guidelines relating to this
  • Provide advice to prisoners about their medications
  • Check medication charts and cross off out of date prescriptions and order prescription renewals
  • Undertake risk assessments of prisoners for 'In-Possession' medication
  • Refer problems relating to clinical the clinical management of a patient to the appropriate clinician
  • Respond to healthcare emergencies within the prison
  • Undertake basic observations (BP, pulse, blood glucose, temperature, SATS) as required and respond to abnormalities accordingly
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol withdrawal and support individuals who have substance misuse problems.
  • Support patients who are distressed and could be at risk of harm to themselves or others or who are at risk of suicide
  • Identify shortfalls and overages in stock levels, equipment failure and liaise with appropriate staff to reconcile
  • Work collaboratively with the team to meet the needs of patients with specified long term conditions by providing quality evidence based care
  • Assist with stock control and equipment checking (All clinical areas and emergency bags)
  • Undertake such duties as may be reasonably required from time to time, as are consistent with the responsibility and scale of the post
  • Support the promotion of health and wellbeing of prisoners
  • Assist with clerical and administrative duties as required

About us

We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.Providingtop quality caredepends on our ability to employ the best people.We're always looking torecruit outstanding peoplewho will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee we're hoping to find our future leaders and we'll support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.With adiverse culture and equally diverserange of opportunities across mental health, community services, addictions, eating disorders, learning disabilities and more - whatever stage of your career you're at, there's always a place for you at CNWL.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively with other team members, prison staff and external agencies both verbally and written
  • Communicate in a way that promotes a positive view of you, the healthcare department and the organisation
  • Attend and participate in daily staff briefings
  • Attend and participate in full staff and admin meetings
  • Respond to requests for information within the remit of your role
  • Use appropriately the SystmOne Clinical software and Prison P-Nomis systems
  • Maintain clear and comprehensive, signed and contemporaneous records both written and electronic in accordance with National, Local and MKCHS Policy

Personal and people development
  • Take responsibility for own developmental learning and performance, including participating in supervision and appraisal
  • Take responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal development
  • Participate and undertake all mandatory and additional training as identified

Person Specification



  • NVQ Level 3 (BTEC) in Pharmacy Services or equivalent to enable registration with the GPC
  • Professional registration with the GPC


  • Evidence of personal development in previous employment



  • Significant experience of dispensary-based work
  • Ability to work independently


  • Experience of administration of medication
  • Experience of working within a secure environment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Understanding of quality and change in the clinical setting
  • Ability to communicate in a variety of settings with patients of varying levels of understanding
  • Good working knowledge of IT and emails
  • Display an understanding of the NHS agenda with regards to offender health.

Personal disposition


  • Can demonstrate excellent communication, organisational and time management skills
  • Able to work well within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Understands own accountability
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to use own initiative

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Aylesbury

Bierton Road


HP20 1EH

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