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Medicine Management Technician

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Rochester
Salary
£27,147 to £36,581 Per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a Medicine Management Technician to:

(1) provide a medicines management service to allocated prison(s),

(2) administer medicines on the house blocks against valid prescriptions to offenders

(3) work in the dispensary at HMP Rochester as required.

**Previous applicants need not apply**

Main duties of the job

To provide a medicines management service to the allocated prison(s) on a weekly basis with the professional support of a prison services pharmacist.

To oversee the ordering/supply of repeat prescriptions.

To supervise assistants, when in the dispensary in providing dispensing services for all the prisons.

To dispense prescriptions and stock items when in the dispensary.

To work towards accreditation as a checking technician and/or medicines administration to provide final dispensing checks and medicines administration services, if not already achieved.

To ensure high standards of work in the dispensary and when out on prison visits and to ensure all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are read and adhered to.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ:

All applicants must be willing to undertake National Security Vetting in order to work in a Prison Setting. This will be completed as part of the pre-employment checks through Oxleas and the prison vetting team.

You will need to provide:

Proof of right to work documentation

Proof of ID, needs to include 1 photographicID

Proof of address documentation

Non-UK passport holders will need to have correct documentation (right to work in the UK) and a Home office Share code.

Address History:

5 years address history will be needed.

Applicants that are not UK Passport holders who provide less than 5 years UK address history will need to provide a Police Certificate which must be in English from where they resided previously.

Applicants who are UK Passport holders who have lived abroad for a period of more than six months during the last three years will need to provide a certificate of good conduct or an overseas police check in English from the countries resided in or visited .

In order to assist you in obtaining a Police Certificate, guidance can be sought from:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants

If the country you have resided in is not listed here, you can obtain the necessary information by contacting the relevant Embassy or High Commission for that Country. Their contact details can be found on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website ( http://www.fco.gov.uk/en).

Management responsibilitiesTo manage own workload when providing medicines management services.

ClinicalTo provide weekly clinical visits to the allocated prison(s), under the professional supervision of a pharmacist. On these visits the post-holder will:a) undertake a stock top-up service for all areas in which medicines are stored.b) review the expiry dates and storage facilities for all such medicines and report any deficiencies to the prison service pharmacist for that prison.c) assist the prison service pharmacist to provide advice to prisoners and staff about the appropriate use of medicines.d) undertake 3-monthly controlled drugs stock checks and report any issues to the prison service pharmacist for that prison.

Promote healthy lifestyles for offenders in line with local and national guidelines or promotions.

Administer medicines to offenders against a valid prescription on the house blocks.To demonstrate on-going continual professional development (CPD) and be responsible for self-development and learning within the field of pharmacy or other specialty where appropriate.

ResearchTo participate in clinical and departmental audits as required.

CommunicationInternally: Pharmacy staff, prison primary care staff, prison mental health service staff, IDTS and CARAT teams, prison security staff.

Externally: GP surgeries, Community Pharmacies, Hospitals

Custodial ResponsibilitiesAssume personal responsibility for the security of issued keys.Understand and comply with prison orders, procedures, and instructions in your area of work.Comply with all security requirements.Respond to any situation or circumstance that might indicate a threat to security of the establishment or to the safety of an individual, completing Incident, Security, Injury, or other reports as appropriate.Report breaches of order and discipline including reporting and recording untoward incidents according to local protocol.Contribute to effective risk assessment and management procedures.

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ:

All applicants must be willing to undertake National Security Vetting in order to work in a Prison Setting. This will be completed as part of the pre-employment checks through Oxleas and the prison vetting team.

You will need to provide:

Proof of right to work documentation

Proof of ID, needs to include 1 photographicID

Proof of address documentation

Non-UK passport holders will need to have correct documentation (right to work in the UK) and a Home office Share code.

Address History:

5 years address history will be needed.

Applicants that are not UK Passport holders who provide less than 5 years UK address history will need to provide a Police Certificate which must be in English from where they resided previously.

Applicants who are UK Passport holders who have lived abroad for a period of more than six months during the last three years will need to provide a certificate of good conduct or an overseas police check in English from the countries resided in or visited .

In order to assist you in obtaining a Police Certificate, guidance can be sought from:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants

If the country you have resided in is not listed here, you can obtain the necessary information by contacting the relevant Embassy or High Commission for that Country. Their contact details can be found on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office website ( http://www.fco.gov.uk/en).

Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • oNVQ level 3 Pharmacy Services or equivalent
  • oWorking towards Accredited Checking or MM Technician Certificate
  • oEvidence of CPD Registration with GPhC as a pharmacy technician


Experience

Essential

  • 2 years' experience of working in a pharmacy


Desirable

  • Previous prison or mental health pharmacy experience


Skills

Essential

  • oGood oral communication skills
  • oGood interpersonal skills
  • oGood knowledge of working within a set of SOPs
  • oAbility to work independently and as part of a team


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

HMP Rochester

1 Fort Rd,

Rochester

ME1 3QS

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277-5891145-ROCH-D

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