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Pharmacy Technician - AAU/OPAL Unit

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 per annum inclusive of high cost area supplement
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic band 5 Pharmacy Technician to join our ward based Acute Adult Assessment (AAU) and Older Person's Assessment and Liason (OPAL) unit teams.

You will be a vital member of the pharmacy and wider ward team ensuring medicines reconciliation procesess are completed accurately and promptly and providing a clinical pharmacy service to these ward areas as part of a team consisting of pharmacists and technicians. The focus is on patient care and providing the best possible experience for our patients.

You must be a GPhC-registered technician with medicines reconciliation experience at ward level, and must also hold a Regional Checking Accreditation or Medicines Management qualification. You should be a highly self-motivated and dedicated individual with a passion for customer service and team-work. In return we can offer support to develop your career within a friendly and supportive team of professionals.

Main duties of the job

  • Prioritise the work at ward level and work with the dispensary to meet deadlines
  • Visit new admissions andparticipate in the medicines reconciliation process
  • Check patients own medications and assess their suitability for use following set criteria
  • Liaise with other Pharmacists to ensure all charts are clinically validated, including new patients and newly written items
  • Transcribe in-patient stock items and 'one stop' dispensed items, ensure validation is carried out by the pharmacist
  • Counsel patients, ensure patient is counselled on the appropriate use of each new medication prescribed and discharge medication, following criteria, refer to the pharmacist if necessary
  • Liaise with ward staff/doctors regarding patient discharge planning. Ensure each patient has at least 7 days To Take Away (TTA) medication for discharge.
  • Assist in the provision of seamless care by providing pharmaceutical information to other healthcare workers and patients.

About us

This is an exciting time for PAHT. Over the next five years we are on a digital transformation journey, leading us to ourbrand new hospital. You'll be part of the team leading and supporting our organisation in a diverse and challenging role a role which can make a significant difference to our patients, staff and the future direction of our services.

Our people demonstrate energy and commitment towards improving the care and experiences provided to our patients and the drive to be an 'outstanding' organisation.

It's never been a better time to join us.

Job description

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For further details, please refer to the attached job description and person specification, available to download at any time.

Person Specification



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Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


Princess Alexandra Hospital


CM20 1QX

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