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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Management & Discharge Support

Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Pembury
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our team and services are expanding due to recent investment, and we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician to join our fantastic clinical team at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.

Our Medicines Management Technicians are a vital part of the team that deliver high quality clinical pharmacy services to our patients across the hospital, and are well supported by our clinical pharmacists in all speciality areas. You will have opportunities to work on surgical, medical and paediatric wards, engaging with a wide range of patients.

We are seeking to improve patient flow and speed up the safe discharge of our patients across the hospital through initiatives such as ward-based dispensing. Our team of Technicians will be pivotal to the success of this.

You will be an experienced Technician who is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. You will be motivated, organised, enthusiastic and able to work effectively as part of a team.

You will work closely with other pharmacy staff to deliver a clinical service that is safe and efficient and to ensure that that all appropriate records are maintained.

Main duties of the job

Here's what our Medicines Management Pharmacy Technicians' enjoy about working at MTW:
    • Daily face to face patient engagement
    • Being able to make a real difference to patient care
    • Being part of the hospital ward teams
    • Working alongside clinical pharmacists
    • Feeling valued
    • Development opportunities - training to become Accredited Checking Technician, Medicines Reconciliation Accreditation and Practice Supervisor Training.

If you would like to arrange an informal visit to the hospital please contact Alison Parsons on 01892 635035.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BTec in Pharmaceutical Science and/or NVQ Pharmacy Services Level 3
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council


Desirable

  • National/Regional accreditation in Medicines Management, Accuracy Checking or Patient Counselling
  • ES / A1 or D32/D33 Assessor Qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Pharmacy experience post qualification
  • Hospital /clinical/medicines management experience


Desirable

  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Experience in training staff


Knowledge

Essential

  • Good understanding of pharmacology and therapeutics


Desirable

  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management and their influence on current practice


Skills

Essential

  • Good command of the English language
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise workload and refer problems as necessary
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Good time management skills


Desirable

  • Good word processing and IT skills


Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Tonbridge Road

Pembury

TN2 4QJ

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359-5752378-T3

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