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Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy Technician (Enfield)

Employer
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
Location
Enfield
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 Per annum inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A great opportunity has arisen for a pharmacy technician to join our Team. It is an exciting time to be a part of Barnet, Enfield & Haringey MH Trust as you will have the opportunity to be involved in a number of projects that are changing the way we deliver mental health & community services. Current projects include:
  • ePMA integration and automation
  • Reducing length of in-patient stay service improvement work
  • Mental Health Inpatient Programme - Medicines Optimisation Workstream
  • Community Transformation Programme

This is your chance to gain a wealth of experience and progress your pharmacy career.

This Vacancy may close early if we receive a high number of applications.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support our pharmacists to carry out medicines reconciliation for our newly admitted patients and the assessment of patients own drugs. You will support in the day to day coordination of in-patient medication supply as well discharge medicines, ward top-ups and patient counselling. You will also be involved in data collection for audits and provide training support for other healthcare staff, trainees and students.

The pharmacy service is seeking a medicines management technician to:

o Play a full and active role in the provision of a high-quality pharmaceutical service to wards, community teams, units & departments.

o Provide and participate in the following: ward-based clinical pharmacy, support the clozapine dispensing service, patient counselling, training of other healthcare professionals in medicines optimisation and management.

o Support the monitoring of clinical governance processes through undertaking ward & team-based audits.

Support the roll out of ePMA trust wide

We are a friendly team, who are based across four main sites and are a truly trust-wide service. We are looking for a dynamic & enthusiastic leader who will help us to integrate and develop our services in line with the NHS Long Term Plan. Interested? Then why not consider applying.

About us

The partnership betweenBarnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH)andCamden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I)is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming theNorth London Mental Health Partnership.

Why choose to join the Partnership?
  • We believe that by working together, our two Trusts can achieve more for the residents of North Central London and our patients than we can by working apart.
  • Deliver the best care using the most up-to-date practise in supporting those with mental health illnesses.
  • Transforming and creating a positive environment for our service users, staff and visitors.
  • Creating and working together to become a great place to work for all our staff.
  • We offer flexible working, a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives, NHS Pension and so much more.
  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
  • NHS Discounts in a large variety of retail stores and services.
  • We have excellent internal staff network support groups.

The postholder will need to be comfortable working in an environment of complex matrix management arrangements and will at all times behave and align with our Trusts' values and cultural pillars:
  • We are kind
  • We are respectful
  • We work together
  • We keep things simple
  • We empower
  • We are proudly diverse


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification by clicking on the JD/PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Current GPhC Registration on the Pharmacy Technicians' Register.
  • NVQ level 3 in Pharmacy Services or suitable equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD


Desirable

  • Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician Qualification
  • AIMMS Qualification or HEE Medicine Management Module completion


EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Awareness of the role of medicines optimisation in advancing individualised care
  • Knowledge of local and national policies which influence the provision of pharmacy services
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience in completing medicines reconciliations


Desirable

  • Evidence of working without direct supervision and managing own workload
  • Involvement in project work


SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Essential

  • Ability to work with other healthcare professionals
  • Excellent, adaptable communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to support people to make informed decisions in relation to their health and well-being through medication choices


PERSONAL QUALITIES

Essential

  • Should include team working, interpersonal skills and written and verbal skills, importance of a positive can do attitude and a positive attitude to change


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Essential

  • The ability to travel to a variety of sites within the Trust is essential


Employer details

Employer name

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

Address

Chase Farm Hospital

127 The Ridgeway

Enfield

EN2 8JL

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

306-BEH-1775-C

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