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Hammersmith and Fulham North PCN Pharmacy Technician

Employer
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 a year PA inc HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a band 5 Pharmacy Technician to complement our existing pharmacy team and work closely with other experienced Healthcare Professionals (including GPs, nurses, HCAs and social prescribers) in Hammersmith and Fulham North PCN. We already have an established team of Pharmacists, have recruited one pharmacy technician in post and are looking for another Technician to enhance the service provided.

The post will predominantly be working in GP practices within Hammersmith and Fulham North PCN and will involve lone-working and travelling between sites. The postholder may also be required to travel to other sites and services within the organisation, so will require flexibility as the organisation continues to grow. A car would be

Main duties of the job

The postholder must be a qualified Pharmacy Technician, registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. You must be able to demonstrate good organisational, interpersonal and teamwork skills. Previous experience of working as a qualified, registered Technician in primary care or community is desirable. A knowledge of medicines management issues faced in primary care is essential with excellent decision-making and problem solving skills. Additionally compassion, flexibility, excellent communication and time management skills are essential as well as the ability to build relationships with various health and social care professionals (e.g. Pharmacists, GPs, hospital clinicians, Nurses, Carers, family and care coordinators).

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Carry out medicines optimisation tasks including effective medicines administration (e.g. checking inhaler technique), supporting medication reviews and medicines reconciliation.
  • Support PCN Pharmacists with the delivery of structured medication reviews (SMR).
  • Support the implementation of policies and SOPs at practices within the PCN where appropriate.
  • Utilise consultation skills efectively in partnership with patients to ensure they use their medicines effectively.
  • Working alongside PCN Pharmacists to ensure safe and robust medicines management processes for patients within the PCN.
  • If necessary to provide cover to the bedded services across CLCH in the absence of the medicines management technician where training will be provided.
  • If necessary, depending on service need, the post holder will work in different localities within Community Health Services supporting the promotion of safe and secure handling and storage of medicines in accordance with local and national policy and medicines legislation.

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full list of responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • Professional registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • BTEC/NVQ level 3 or equivalent in Pharmaceutical Services.
  • Practical experience and theoretical study/knowledge (as evidenced by CPD) equivalent to degree level in medicines management


Desirable

  • Enrolled in or completed approved training pathway. For example, the Primary Care Pharmacy Educational Pathway (PCPEP) or Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH)
  • Completed CPPE Consultation Skills Module or equivalent


Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of continued professional development (CPD)
  • Experience of working as a qualified, registered technician in primary care, community or hospital pharmacy.
  • Understands the aims of current healthcare policy and appreciate the implications of this for clinical pharmacy in PCNs
  • Knowledge of the principles of medicines optimisation. ? Knowledge and understanding of pharmacy law and ethics and current legislation.
  • Good clinical pharmacy knowledge including terminology.
  • Experience of providing pharmaceutical and prescribing advice. ? Experience of clinical audits
  • Experience of delivering education and training.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret prescribing data. ? Ability to carry out calculations related to medication doses and quantities for supply
  • Has attention to detail, able to work accurately, identifying errors quickly and efficiently
  • Able to effectively manage allocated resources.
  • Ability to think analytically, anticipating obstacles and thinking ahead. Ability to develop logical solutions to problems.
  • Ability to prioritise effectively to meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adjust communication style and content to suit the audience
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Ability to handle situations of potential conflict. ? Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Computer literate with the ability to use Microsoft Office packages
  • Understanding of data protection, information governance and confidentiality issues


Desirable

  • Experience working as a qualified, registered technician in primary care e.g., ICB, GP practices, PCN.
  • Experience using SystmOne clinical software


Key Attributes

Essential

  • Self-motivated and pro-active.
  • Excellent timekeeping and prioritisation skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing workload and priorities.
  • Demonstrates ability to work well in busy environment
  • Continued commitment to improve skills and ability in new areas of work


Desirable

  • Valid driving license and access to a car that can be used for work purposes
  • Experience of participation in research or academic publication


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Parsons Green Health Centre

London

SW6 4UL

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824-CORP-2903-C

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