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Pharmacy Technician

Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Location
Bronllys
Salary
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking for a new, exciting, and unique experience in a beautiful part of Wales?

An opportunity has arisen within Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB) to work jointly with our Immunisation/Vaccination Team and Community Services Team as a rotational Pharmacy Technician. This is a permanent position.

Reporting to the Senior Pharmacy Technician for Immunisation/Vaccination & Pharmacy Stores, we are looking for an enthusiastic pharmacy technician to work alongside our Pharmacy Imms/Vacc team and Community Services team to:
  • Support the implementation of the National Immunisation Framework for Wales in PTHB.
  • Support the delivery of a safe and effective imms/vacc service, with particular emphasis around governance.
  • Support and promote adherence to cold chain systems and management of vaccine from receipt through to delivery throughout Powys.
  • Provide active participation within the Vacc Centre to provide pharmacy support to clinical staff.
  • Assist in solving issues, supporting/mentoring junior staff and support improvement of quality management systems.
  • Act as a work based mentor for pharmacy support staff undertaking level 2 qualifications.
  • Promote and implement all principles of a successful meds management service throughout Powys hospitals to provide an integrated pharmacy service.


Main duties of the job

This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside our experienced Immunisation/Vaccination Team and Community Services Team, to gain valuable experience and to contribute to the delivery of the ambitious national immunisation programme to PTHB residents, and to support the pharmaceutical service and Medicines Management agenda.

We are looking for someone who is motivated and passionate about patient care and wants to improve patient services, always ensuring that the best is obtained from vaccines/medicines.

The post holder will be a pharmacy technician registered with the GPhC . You will be a focused individual with a keen eye for detail, have outstanding organisational skills and be able to manage and prioritise your daily workload.

We will provide ongoing personal development and training opportunities.

This post is up to 37.5 hours per week. A proportion of the post-holder's time will be spent at the Bronllys hospital site, although some travel will also be required. This post, on occasion, will require some early morning starts (Bronllys site).

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh applicants are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Being the smallest Heath Board in Wales means that you won't get lost in the crowd. Everybody at Powys Teaching Health Board is valued for the contribution they make to our varied and diverse portfolio of community-based services. Together, we can continue to make a real difference to our patients and build on our unrivalled reputation.

As a supportive and progressive employer, we actively encourage you to carve out a career with us, through a range of development pathways. We're also lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful rural counties in Britain, let alone Wales! Achieving a healthy 'life work' balance is essential, and something we recognise by prioritising your well-being.

To start your journey with us, and to learn more about what we can offer you please visit: https://pthb.nhs.wales/working-for-us/. There you will find information about our benefits and values, read staff experiences and more about what our beautiful county has to offer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Person Specification

Qualifications and / or Knowledge

Essential

  • Qualified Pharmacy Technician (NVQ3, BTEC Pharmacy Specialist, etc)
  • Current registration with the GPHC


Desirable

  • Accredited Checking Technician qualification held, or relevant experience
  • Medicines Management accredited
  • GDP qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification Pharmacy experience
  • Experience / ability to use IT packages
  • Experience and/or understanding of the cold chain


Desirable

  • Experience in Specialist Pharmacy Technician wardbased or Medicines Management role
  • Experience of vaccination programmes
  • Experience of working with electronic Pharmacy systems


Aptitude and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to understand and adhere to Powys Teaching Health Board Policies and Procedures
  • Ability to train and convey knowledge to others, where information may be sensitive
  • Ability to communicate complex information and use appropriate questioning techniques and documentation methods to ensure understanding
  • Able to make judgements on immediate priorities for work
  • Able to analyse usage patterns, activity data to plan ward stock etc.
  • Able to work on own initiative as well as part of team
  • Knowledge of relevant Pharmacy/Medicines legislation
  • Able to lift and move pharmacy boxes and vaccine porters on a regular basis
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy when working with others
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Able to deal sensitively and confidentially with personal patient information
  • Able to work as part of a team and able to take direction
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work under pressure


Desirable

  • Ability to speak Welsh
  • Ability to plan rotas, supervise junior support staff


Values

Essential

  • Demonstrate PTHB Values
  • Dignity, Respect, Equality and Fairness
  • Integrity, Openness, Trust and Honesty
  • Caring, Kindness and Compassion
  • Good interpersonal skills Good written skills
  • Excellent communication skills - able to communicate with other staff members and patients
  • Enjoy working in a team environment
  • Highly motivated


Desirable

  • Good knowledge of the NHS
  • Good written skills


Other

Essential

  • Role will require travel between sites - applicant must have ability to travel
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of patients being served
  • Able to work some early mornings on a rotational basis


Desirable

  • Driver's license


Employer details

Employer name

Powys Teaching Health Board

Address

Bronllys To Be Confirmed

Brecon Road

Bronllys

LD3 0LU

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

070-PST013-0424

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