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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Antimicrobial Stewardship

Employer
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Rotherham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rata, per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative, integrated healthcare organisation which continues to develop at pace. The Pharmacy Department has recently had two new dispensing robots installed alongside a complete refit of the department and a commitment to a fully digital department to work along with our existing EPMA system.

We are looking for an innovative and inspirational technician to join our expanding pharmacy team. We are looking for a dedicated technician to support the safer use of antimicrobial treatments within TRFT and external to the Trust.

You will work with key stakeholders across the organisation and will be an integral part of the MDT, promoting antimicrobial stewardship to a complex cohort of patients.

You will work closely with the Lead Pharmacist for Antimicrobial Therapy, support the Consultant Microbiologists and infection control team in developing the Trust wide culture that reduces hospital acquired infections.

The post holder will have significant clinical experience and strong interpersonal skills and a proven track record of supporting antimicrobial stewardship. We are fully committed to the training needs of the individual and will support the right candidate with a structured training plan to support their development.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit to the Department, please contact -

Esoop Bharoocha on 01709 428153

Main duties of the job

You will join and have support from a well-respected and experienced team, enhancing the care given to Rotherham patients. You will develop, manage and monitor the delivery of safe, high quality Antimicrobial Stewardship.

The role of the successful candidate will include:

- To work closely with the Microbiology Consultants, Deputy Chief Pharmacist and Antimicrobial Lead Pharmacist to develop and improve on existing audit tools to monitor antimicrobial prescribing.

- To work closely with colleagues to develop training on antimicrobial stewardship prescribing and help deliver this across the trust.

- To act as a role model for antimicrobial stewardship and clinical pharmacy practice in order to promote a consistently high standard of antimicrobial stewardship and pharmacy clinical services in line with the Pharmacy and Trust objectives.

- Plan and undertake or support others in the Trust to undertake clinical audits, including national CQUIN projects related to antimicrobial use.

- Provide support to clinical pharmacists and pharmacy technicians across TRFT in order to develop the quality and robustness of antimicrobial stewardship across the Trust and with our Key external stakeholders.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for the full details about the role and the responsibilities.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant post-qualification experience as a pharmacy technician
  • Experience of communication with staff and patients
  • Experience of working in a dispensary environment
  • Experience of Medicines Information
  • Experience of dealing with the
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience supporting, supervising and training student technicians and pre- registration pharmacy students


Desirable

  • Experience of supervising and training staff.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Pharmacy law and ethics.
  • Knowledge of Antimicrobial policies and procedures.
  • Understanding the ethics of the organisation of hospital pharmacy departments within hospitals dealing with confidential matters and the impact this may have on answering antimicrobial related queries.


Desirable

  • Policies, practices and procedures e.g. NHS national policies, standards, requirements and directions that relate to measuring and improving the quality and safety of patient care.


Qualifications

Essential

  • BTEC Level 3 / NVQ 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Registered with GPhC as a Pharmacy Technician.
  • IT training - MS Office.
  • Supervisory Management.
  • Accredited Accuracy Checking Technician.


Desirable

  • Higher level Clinical Pharmacy qualification e.g NVQ level 4 or equivalent.
  • Professional teaching qualification.
  • UKMi Accredited Training Scheme for Pharmacy Technicians.


Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road

Rotherham

South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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C9165-24-04-034

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