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Senior Clinical Pharmacy Technician

Employer
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Carshalton
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 a year Pro-rata pa inc HCAS (outer)
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Clinical Pharmacy Technician to join our friendly team and help shape the future of our pharmacy services at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals.

As a Senior Clinical Pharmacy Technician, you will play a key role in providing high-quality, patient-centred care on the wards at our St Helier site. You will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy of medication reconciliation, a vital step in ensuring that patients receive the correct medications right from the start of their hospital stay. You will also be involved in the seamless management of Patients' Own Medication, supporting the efficient and effective practice of one-stop dispensing.

But your impact doesn't stop there. You will play a pivotal role in streamlining the patient experience, ensuring timely dispensation of To Take Out medications to support smooth and prompt patient discharges. Your adept communication skills will bridge connections with our community healthcare partners, ensuring that our patients receive a consistent and seamless continuum of care.

This role is about more than just managing medications it's about improving patient safety and contributing to a streamlined, compassionate healthcare service in line with our Trust values.

Main duties of the job

Your primary role being to undertake medicines reconciliation and take drug histories in order to ensure the patients receive the correct medications right from the start of their hospital stay to ensure that there is appropriate usage of Patient's Own medication and to promote one stop dispensing.

You will be involved throughout the patient journey helping the wards to ensure TTOs are dispensed prior to discharge, communicating effectively with our community colleagues when appropriate.

You will be an accredited checking technician (ACPT) and will have regular checking slots in the dispensary. In liaison with the Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Clinical Services and other members of the pharmacy team you will also be involved in the management of medicines on the ward, audit and financial savings projects.

You will participate in late duty, Bank Holiday and weekend rotas and be part of a seven day service.

About us

When you Epsom and St Helier, you'll be welcomed by our very friendly and welcoming team who will support you throughout your career.

As one of South West London's largest teaching hospitals, we offer a unique opportunity to expand your clinical knowledge. Our status as an acute Trust ensures you'll be exposed to a diverse range of medical conditions, allowing our pharmacists to develop a breadth of clinical expertise. Additionally, we're home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, and our dedicated paediatric hospital at St Helier provides a valuable opportunity to work with a diverse patient population and encounter an extensive array of medical conditions.

Additionally, career development is a priority for us, and that's why you'll be supported by our new Lead Senior Pharmacy Technician when you join our team. Their role is to provide daily support and ensure that each member of our team meets and exceeds their professional potential, fostering an environment of continuous growth and excellence.

Moreover, our recent restructuring has introduced exciting opportunities with higher band pharmacy technician roles, including in areas like Education and Training. We also offer a range of specialist positions, encompassing fields such as renal medicine, Homecare, Stores & Procurement, and Patient Services. As a Senior Clinical Pharmacy Technician, you'll play a crucial role in this new era of our pharmacy services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You'll be at the forefront of our

transition towards innovative practices, including initiatives led by technicians. This role offers a unique chance to be part of a pioneering team, shaping the future of pharmacy services in a dynamic and evolving healthcare environment.

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered technician with General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician


Desirable

  • Accreditation in Medicines Management (AIMM)


Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification UK hospital experience
  • Patient counselling experience
  • Multidisciplinary team work


Desirable

  • Medicines management / clinical experience


Skills

Essential

  • Effective written communication skills
  • Ability to identify and solve problems
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


Desirable

  • Familiarity with JAC


Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

St Helier

Wrythe Lane

Carshalton

SM5 1AA

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