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Senior Pharmacy Technician (Mental Health Services)

Employer
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 Per annum inc. Outer HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy Technician to join our Brent pharmacy team at Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust based in Park Royal.

The post offers an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical and professional knowledge and skills in both physical and mental healthcare services,working in both inpatient and community mental health team settings

Main duties of the job

You will need to demonstrate a person-centred approach and have effective interpersonal and organisational skills. Previous NHS Hospital pharmacy experience, including mental health, would be desirable. You will also be expected to participate in the weekend and bank holiday rota, following a period of induction and training.

If you are successful, you will work in a supportive, friendly and forward-thinking environment. You will be encouraged and supported in your development provide medicines technical support for mental health services to sites such as in-patients, home treatment teams and community mental health teams.

About us

Brent Park Royal Pharmacy team is an established team with a friendly, supportive culture with a strong emphasis on training and professional development opportunities.

Brent is a place of contrast and a destination for thousands of British and international visitors every year. Home of the iconic Wembley Stadium, the world-famous Wembley Arena, the London Designer Outlet and the spectacular Swaminarayan Hindu Temple, it provides a stage for cultural, sporting and religious events of national and international importance. It serves the diverse and vibrant population of Brent, named London Borough of Culture 2020 and 'Council of the Year' at the LGC Awards 2020. The team base is located in Park Royal with excellent transport links.

CNWL has a strong commitment to advancing pharmacy practice and embedding effective medicines optimisation systems into patient care. The pharmacy team is recognised for the contribution it makes to the safe and effective use of medicines for patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will need to demonstrate a person-centred approach and have effective interpersonal and organisational skills. Previous NHS Hospital pharmacy experience, including mental health, would be desirable. You will also be expected to participate in the weekend duty and on call rotas, following a period of induction and training.

Person Specification

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Completion of a GPhC approved combined Pharmacy Technician qualification (NVQ L3 or equivalent)
  • Accredited with an Accuracy Checking qualification (If qualified prior to 2020)
  • Completion of a recognised 'Medicines Optimisation training course' (If qualified prior to 2020)
  • Current registration with the GPhC as a Pharmacy Technician


Desirable

  • Practice supervisor qualification (or willing to work towards)
  • Completion of entry-level managerial and leadership training courses


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Significant hospital pharmacy experience (inclusive of base PTPT training site)
  • Portfolio demonstrating competency of previous and current pharmacy practice skills, knowledge, and CPD.
  • Education and training of pharmacy staff


Desirable

  • Significant experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience of working within mental health services
  • Knowledge of psychotropic drug therapy


SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES

Essential

  • Good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Basic word processing and spreadsheet skills


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Brent / Harrow

London

London

HA1 3UJ

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