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Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician *Internal*

Employer
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Whitehaven
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jan 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
INTERNAL ONLY TO NORTH CUMBRIA INTEGRATED CARE NHS FOUNDATION TRUST (NCIC) TRUST EMPLOYEES ONLY

Medicines Management Technician, up to 37.5 hours per week

If you are looking for new challenges in a supportive and enthusiastic environment in a stunning part of the country, this post could be exactly what you are looking for. The newly created post is located within the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, which provides a variety of healthcare services covering the Lake District and is also close to the beautiful Scottish Borders.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Pharmacy Department as a Medicines Management Technician within the clinical team at the West Cumberland Hospital.

Training opportunity will be considered for applicants not meeting the full requirements of the person specification via AFC annex 21.

Main duties of the job

To provide a medicines management service to a group of wards, with sessional dispensary cover, in accordance with the objectives of the Pharmacy department and the Trust. To perform a wide range of technical duties to provide patients with an accurate and timely supply of medication from admission through to discharge, and to work closely with the multidisciplinary team to ensure a safe, accurate and efficient service for patients.

If you are looking for new challenges in a supportive and enthusiastic environment in a stunning part of the country, this post could be exactly what you are looking for. The newly created post is located within the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, which provides a variety of healthcare services covering the Lake District and is also close to the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Our friendly department provides an environment that supports learning, team working and encourages individuals to develop in their role.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email: helpline@nacro.org.uk

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email advice@unlock.org.uk or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ Level 3 Pharmacy Services plus
  • BTEC Pharmacy Services Underpinning national certificate or recognised equivalents
  • Accuracy Checking Certificate
  • Must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council


Desirable

  • Completion or working towards Medicines Management Certificate
  • A1 Assessors Award


Knowledge

Essential

  • Actively undertaking CPD for all areas of relevant to their role and for changes in Pharmacy practice and self development
  • Up to date knowledge of pharmacy operational procedures
  • Good dispensing practise
  • Checking procedures
  • Patient counselling
  • Customer services
  • Current NHS legislation
  • Pharmacy Law and Ethics
  • Demonstrate awareness and experience of application of the National agenda for pharmacy within their workplace
  • Demonstrate the context of pharmacy in the NHS
  • Demonstrate awareness and application of Health and Safety at Work Act and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health


Desirable

  • IT Skills - Word Processing, Database, presentation package e.g. PowerPoint, e-mail and Internet - computer literate


Experience

Essential

  • Individual patient dispensing systems


Skills & aptitudes

Essential

  • Well-developed communication, negotiation, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work accurately to deadlines.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Able to prioritise work to meet deadlines.
  • Able to maintain and develop professional relationships.
  • Able to identify when advice needs to be sought, recognising personal limitations.


Desirable

  • Coaching skills


Personal Circumstances

Essential

  • Commitment to continuing professional development.


Other requirements

Essential

  • Able to participate fully in the weekend working rota.
  • Comply with departmental uniform policy


Desirable

  • Driving licence.


Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

West Cumberland Hospital

Whitehaven

CA28 8JG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

262-A-23-5878664

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