Band 5 Pharmacy Technician - HMP Eastwood Park

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Wotton Under Edge
£25,655 to £31,534 a year per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Substance misuse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are looking for a Registered Pharmacy Technician or Nurse to join our team at HMP Eastwood Park in South Gloucestershire.

Our medicines management services are expanding and we need an enthusiastic registered technician to join the team.

Main duties of the job

Our wing-based technicians will be responsible for administering and supplying medicines to patients, delivering pharmacy triage, drop-in clinics and supporting prescription pathways. You will be part of an integrated health service in a challenging environment where you can help empower a vulnerable population to self-care and understand their medicines better.

The successful applicant will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to facilitate administration of medicines and prescription pathways.

About us

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset. Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.

Job description Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities within this role include: Safely administering medicine; Supervising and supporting the whole system of medicines administration; Ensuring that the management of all medicines, including controlled drugs, is in accordance with organisational policy; Supporting pharmacist-led clinics by identifying patients suitable for medicines-use reviews.

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate the following:

Strong pharmaceutical skills; An ability to work on your own and as part of a multi-disciplinary team; A recognition of the value of strong team work; A flexibility to work in a shift pattern that will involve evenings, weekends and nights as identified; Registered Pharmacy Technician (GPhC)

In return we offer: A Comprehensive induction and training programme; An excellent reward package; Access to a wide range of clinical courses; A supportive and welcoming team environment.

Person Specification Education & qualifications Essential
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician
  • On-going training and commitment to development
  • Understanding team dynamics
Experience Essential
  • Experience of developing relationships with external agencies and working across organisational boundaries
  • Experience of working across organisational boundaries
  • Understanding of clinical governance and relevance to prison healthcare
  • Experience within the NHS
  • Experience within a criminal justice/custodial setting
Skills Essential
  • High level of written and verbal communication
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • IT literacy
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Knowledge/experience of SystemOne

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