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Operational Lead Pharmacy Technician

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Brighton
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
University Hospitals Sussex is looking for a skilled and dedicated senior leader to join the pharmacy department as Operational Lead Pharmacy Technician. As a key driver of innovation and quality, the post holder will lead a team of dedicated pharmacy technicians and assistants whilst providing excellent patient care and guidance across the Royal Sussex County Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital.

The post holder will deputise for the Deputy Chief Pharmacist and will be expected to advance operational aspects of medicines optimisation and patient services.

The successful candidate can expect a supported induction period, training and development opportunities, clear leadership and management and an expanding health and well being focus to support a highly engaged workforce.

Main duties of the job

Key roles include:
  • Being overarching operational lead for medicines optimisation and dispensary services at RSCH and PRH.
  • To assist the Deputy Chief Pharmacist in the strategic development and progress of operational pharmacy services.
  • To develop a cutting-edge strategy for the service taking into consideration the needs of patients and the Trust management, new ways of working, best national practice, outcomes of external audits and legislative guidance.
  • To contribute to the creation and implementation of career progression pathways including innovative roles for pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants.
  • The successful post holder will be expected to collaborate closely with other hospitals within the Trust (Worthing, St Richards).
  • Co-ordinating and be responsible for medicines optimisation and dispensary services training for all staff across RSCH and PRH.


About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key roles include:
  • Being overarching operational lead for medicines optimisation and dispensary services at RSCH and PRH.
  • To assist the Deputy Chief Pharmacist in the strategic development and progress of operational pharmacy services.
  • To develop a cutting-edge strategy for the service taking into consideration the needs of patients and the Trust management, new ways of working, best national practice, outcomes of external audits and legislative guidance.
  • To contribute to the creation and implementation of career progression pathways including innovative roles for pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants.
  • The successful post holder will be expected to collaborate closely with other hospitals within the Trust (Worthing, St Richards).
  • Co-ordinating and be responsible for medicines optimisation and dispensary services training for all staff across RSCH and PRH.

For further detail please refer to JD.

Person Specification

Shortlisting

Essential

  • Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC
  • Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent qualification or experience and training NVQ3 plus CPD or experience and training equivalent to MPharm level.
  • Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT).
  • Significant experience in hospital management at a senior level post qualification.
  • Experience of hospital pharmacy practice as a Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician or equivalent.
  • Training experience


Desirable

  • Diploma level Management/Leadership or Equivalent Qualification
  • Educational/practice supervisor for NVQ 2 & 3 assistants and technicians.
  • Nationally accredited for medicines management, i.e. MOPs or AIMMs. Educational/practice
  • Educational/practice supervisor for MM and ACPT.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Essential

  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

Address

Royal Sussex County Hospital

Pharmacy Department, Eastern Road

Brighton

BN2 5BE

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279-6264490-APR24

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