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Medicines Administration Pharmacy Technician - Elmwood Ward

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
5 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Medicines Administration Pharmacy Technician to join our friendly team. You will be a proven team player, enjoy variety, thrive on managing your own workload and be seeking to further develop your career. This role will provide opportunities to enhance your clinical skills and knowledge. We are looking for someone with an accredited checking qualification (ACPT), computer skills, ability to drive and with access to a car.

The successful candidate's will be provided with comprehensive training to enable them to succeed in, and to develop, the role, including skills relating to medicines administration and physical health monitoring. You will be supported to maintain your checking technician qualification.

You will be an integral part of our service provision, working with the in-patient team to promote the safe and effective use of medicines. The Trust provides a range of inpatient services for adult mental health, forensic services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), Older Peoples' Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and community hospitals.

There is ONE available post on Elmwood ward which provides care for older people who have organic mental health needs and are unable to look after themselves, some patients have early onset dementia. You will be working as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team, providing pharmaceutical care to patients with a range of mental health conditions.

Main duties of the job

This role is intended to promote the safe and effective utilisation of medicines in all care situations, working with care staff and patients directly, including administering oral medication to inpatients. There is a requirement to be confident in dealing with patients, carers and healthcare staff internally and other organisations to ensure patients are safe with their medication.

The role will focus on the administration of oral, inhaled and topical medicines following the successful completion of the medicines administration competencies. The role also includes undertaking medicines reconciliations, patient counselling, physical health monitoring, ordering medicines, teaching and audit work. This role is central to optimising the safe and effective use of medicines. You will be required to understand the patient pathway of care, from admission to discharge and strategies for optimising patients' concordance with medicines. You will need to have excellent communication skills and be confident in interacting with a diverse range of people and staff groups in a variety of settings.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • *NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent
  • *Accredited checking technician status
  • *Current GPhC registration

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Parklands Hospital

Aldermaston Road



RG24 9RH

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