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Pharmacy Technician

Employer
Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust
Location
Sittingbourne
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic and motivated pharmacy technician looking to make a real difference in patient care?

We are seeking a passionate individual to join our established team that provides clinical pharmacy services across Kent and Medway. This innovative role offers the opportunity to develop patient-tailored care within the community setting across Swale and Medway with a specific focus on supporting patients with severe mental illness as part of our exciting community mental health transformation program.

Why you should join us:
  • Be at the forefront of delivering patient-centered care.
  • Work in a supportive environment that prioritizes medication safety.
  • Enjoy a healthy work-life balance.
  • Pursue professional development with accredited qualifications and leadership courses.

Who we are looking for:
  • A motivated and committed pharmacy technician with a passion for patient care.
  • A strong advocate for medication safety.
  • Someone with an interest in working with patients with severe mental illness.


Main duties of the job

Working closely with the multidisciplinary team, key aspects of this clinical post will include providing a comprehensive medicine management service to mental health community services in Swale. This will include focusing on medicines reconciliation, discharge facilitation, patient counselling, medicines supply, and delivering pharmacy services in clozapine and depot clinics in the locality. Extended roles include contributing to the audit and teaching agendas and supporting the coordination and supply of clozapine to community patients, including near-patient testing at clozapine monitoring clinics. On occasion, support may be required for the community services in Medway. This is detailed in the job description.

About us

Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.

We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.

The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.

You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.

The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.

Benefits
  • Annual leave allowance starting at 27 days per year (when working full time) + Bank holidays
  • Access to the fantastic NHS pension scheme.
  • Eligibility for the Blue Light Card (discount service for the NHS, providing members with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street).


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details and main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • NVQ 3 or equivalent
  • Registered with GPhC
  • Medications management knowledge including appropriate policies and legislation acquired through formal education and specialist training


Desirable

  • Accredited Medicine management qualification
  • Accredited accuracy checking qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Ideally a minimum of 12 months post-qualification experience however applications from newly qualified Pharmacy Technicians will be considered
  • Working within a clinical environment
  • Working in various disciplines and across organisational boundaries, linking primary and secondary care


Desirable

  • Experience and/or an interest in mental health


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good at practical problem solving
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise own workload


Desirable

  • Good understanding of the issues affecting mental health prescribing
  • Project management skills


Employer details

Employer name

Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust

Address

Swale Community Mental Health Team

Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital, Bell Road

Sittingbourne

ME10 4DT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

380-SS0500-B

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