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Clinical Medicines Management Technician- Specialist Network

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Ashton Under Lyne
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a self-motivated pharmacy technician to join the Specialist Network at Pennine Care, working within the Multidisciplinary and pharmacy teams.

The individual must be a good communicator, accurate, enthusiastic, flexible, and able to use their own initiative and work as part of a busy team.

All applicants must have a recognised Pharmacy technician qualification, NVQ level 3, BTEC, City & Guilds or equivalent experience, must be an accredited accuracy checker and registered with the GPhC.

Main duties of the job

To participate in the development of a range of medicines management activities at ward level including medication history taking and medicines reconciliation to inpatient units including Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU) wards at Tameside and Stockport, and Radcliffe Place (Learning Disability unit) in Bury.

To coordinate the supply of medication to ensure good medicines management practices.

To act as a key member of the multidisciplinary ward team and the wider pharmacy team providing medicines management advice to healthcare professionals and counselling to patients and carers.

To participate in local and national audits and provide information as required.

About us

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is a diverse provider of NHS mental and learning disability services in Greater Manchester. The Specialist Network is a forward thinking and progressive team, and there are many opportunities to develop clinically within this role, working alongside the Lead Pharmacist for the Specialist Network. Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge? If yes our team is exactly that with plenty of opportunities for self development and impacting change.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake and participate in Medicines Reconciliation on admission.To support staff with medicines related queries and counsel patients on medication To undertake required audit work on a monthly basisTo support staff around medication error incidents and ways to improve accuratemedicine administrationTo act as an Accredited Technician CheckerTo carry out three monthly Controlled Drug (CD) checksTo contribute to the development and review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)To support the in-house investigation and resolution of medicines management related incidents

The pharmacy team is a purely clinical team based at sites across the whole of the Pennine Care footprint. The team includes pharmacists and technicians embedded in all services such in-patients, community teams and home treatment teams and leads for specialist areas such as CAMHS . It also incudes a medicines information service, research and innovation and electronic prescribing.

As a member of the team you will be encouraged to develop the service and yourself e.g. College of Mental Health Pharmacy credentialing and have opportunity for further education and research. You will be provided with regular supervision and CPD opportunities and will in turn support the development of the pharmacy service.

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • BTEC Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences/ NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent)
  • Registered with the GPhC / proof of application in process
  • Accuracy checking accreditation



  • Substantial experience as qualified technician in hospital pharmacy
  • Substantial experience of dispensary and ward based services
  • Experience of implementing change and new developments
  • Experience of developing guidelines / protocols / SOP
  • Experience of training healthcare professionals/ unqualified staff
  • Experience of audit



  • Knowledge of dispensary and patient services
  • Good presentation skills (verbal and written)
  • Good technical pharmaceutical knowledge
  • Good clinical pharmaceutical knowledge


  • Good IT skills (including word processing and spreadsheets)

Skills and Abilities


  • Self-motivated
  • Data Analysis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary , multi-agency groups
  • Ability to identify when advice needs to be sought

Employer details

Employer name

Pennine Care NHS FT


Trust HQ

225 Old Street

Ashton Under Lyne


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