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Pharmacy Technician North Manchester Community Response

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Pharmacy Technician, North Manchester Community Response (MCR) BAND 5 Full time permanent role Community Medicines Optimisation Services (CMOS) Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO)

Are you searching for rewarding patient facing work and keen to use your clinical knowledge and experience to impact our local diverse community to get the best possible outcome from their medicines at home?

This is an exciting time to join the LCO CMOS team supporting services such as, Manchester Community Response (North) Crisis Response and Discharge To Assess.

You will positively contribute to patients remaining in their own homes and out of hospital, by working in a multidisciplinary team.

CMOS is a friendly award-winning team at the forefront of the local integration agenda, developing varied and innovative new projects and ensuring our patients are supported to get the very best from their medicines. The community-based team works closely with the Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) Pharmacy, a large forward-thinking department, enabling access to training programmes and excellent career-development opportunities.

You must have a substantial amount of hospital or primary care experience, be a Pharmacy technician registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). You must have access to a car for work purposes.

Main duties of the job

The North MCR pharmacy technician is based at Harpurhey office working with the MCR pharmacists providing medicines optimisation support to the Discharge To Asses and CRISIS services. The technician will contact the patients and families/carers to discuss their medicines and carry out domiciliary visits as required.

The role includes:
  • Working in the multidisciplinary team to:
    • Provide better co-ordinated care to patients
    • Support safe discharge from hospital
    • Reduce hospital re-admissions
    • Improve medicines safety
    • Improve medicines compliance
  • Liaise with pharmacists, technicians and other health care professionals in secondary and primary care to ensure continuity of care for patients
  • Carry out medicines review with patients
  • Identify and act on medication errors/queries, reporting complex issues to a pharmacist as appropriate.
  • Contribute to new service developments and projects
  • Provide support to other CMOS workstreams as necessary.
  • Participate in any arrangements that may involve flexible working, e.g. extended hours or 7-day service.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Registration & Qualification


  • Registration with GPhC



  • Pharmacy Technician - BTEC in Pharmecutical Sciences or equivalent



  • A significant amount of experience working as a pharmacy technician in hospital or community pharmacy
  • Experience of implementing change and new developments


  • Experience of Audit
  • Experience of training healthcare professionals/unqualified staff
  • Experience of working in a hospital as a ward based technician
  • Experience of working within Primary Care
  • Experience of undertaking home visits
  • Experience with EMIS



  • Evidence of continuing professional development



  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills


  • Report writing skills
  • Assessment planning and evaluation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Community


M12 6JH

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