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Advanced Medicines Management Technician (Haematology)

Employer
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffiled
Salary
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and ambitious pharmacy technician to join the clinical haematology team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. This advanced clinical role is the first of its kind, acknowledging the clinical capabilities of the professional group.

The successful applicant will provide the interface between clinical staff in the haematology ambulatory and day case unit, patients and pharmacy. They will be required to confidently work across professional boundaries. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

This is a progression post band 5-6. There are two aspects to demonstrate the skills required for the band 6 level. High level service leadership and advanced clinical skills. The latter includes completion of BTEC level 4 diploma and following competencies, the ability for autonomous verification of selected chemotherapy prescriptions.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and self-motivated pharmacy technician who is keen to build on their existing clinical experience to develop this new role.

Some previous experience in haematology or oncology is desirable, high level of expertise in an alternative clinical area would meet the essential criteria.

The successful applicant will join an established team of dynamic pharmacists and technicians providing specialist pharmaceutical care to patients in haematology services.

Our current team have specialist roles in CAR-T, BMT, clinical trials, advanced care and prescribing.

Main duties of the job

To lead, deliver, develop and evaluate clinical pharmacy services to the Haematology ambulatory and chemotherapy day ward unit. This will be in accordance with the objectives set by the Principal Pharmacist.

You will contribute to the pharmacy departmental service and the out of hours service as per standard commitment.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Please also note this vacancy is banded dependent upon applicants experience relevant to this post. The banding of the successful applicant/s will start at Band 5 unless applicants meet the necessary threshold of skills and experience required to start on Band 6.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • (Band 5 & Band 6) NVQ or BTEC level 3 Diploma in Pharmacy Clinical Services (or equivalent)
  • (Band 5 & Band 6) Completed accuracy checking competency
  • (Band 5 & Band 6) GPhC registered


Desirable

  • (Band 5 & Band 6) BTEC level 4 Diploma in Pharmacy Clinical Services (or equivalent)


Experience

Essential

  • (Band 5) Significant experience in clinical pharmacy (to provide examples of knowledge of principles of therapeutics, modern approaches to medicines optimisation)
  • (Band 5 & 6) Experience in supervising a technical area within the pharmacy (i.e. medicines management of a ward area, dispensary, aseptics)
  • (Band 6) Extensive experience in clinical pharmacy (to provide examples of knowledge of principles of therapeutics, modern approaches to medicines optimisation)
  • (Band 6) Previous experience cancer services
  • (Band 6) Experience in supervising a technical area within the pharmacy to degree level or equivalent
  • (Band 6) Evidence of working as part of the multi-disciplinary team
  • (Band 6) Experience of working within service development projects.


Desirable

  • (Band 5) Experience of working within service development projects.
  • (Band 5) Previous experience cancer services
  • (Band 5) Evidence of working as part of the multi-disciplinary team
  • (Band 5) Experience in supervising a technical area within the pharmacy to degree level or equivalent


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • (Band 5 & 6) Able to demonstrate knowledge of medicines management, including relevant legislation and local policies
  • (Band 5 & 6) Developed IT skills


Desirable

  • (Band 5 & 6) Able to demonstrate specialist clinical knowledge (cancer services or equivalent), relevant or applicable to the job role, underpinned by theory or relevant practical experience
  • (Band 5 & 6) Appropriate Short Management Courses e.g. Appraisal training, Leadership skills


Personal Qualities / Aptitudes

Essential

  • (Band 5 & 6) Have excellent communication skills non-verbal, verbal and written, in order to communicate with a broad spectrum of people (healthcare professionals and members of the public).


Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Sheffiled

S10 2JF

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190-7167-DIR

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