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Pharmacy Technician: HMP Ranby

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust.

Looking for something new & exciting in the NHS? Ever considered Prison healthcare?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Pharmacy Technician to join the Offender Health Directorate working at HMP Ranby Category C prison.

To provide information and advice to patients and colleagues about medication and processes where appropriate.

Main duties of the job

As a Pharmacy Technician, you will be part of a highly motivated and skilled team who provide integrated healthcare (physical healthcare, mental health and substance misuse services).

You will support all aspects of the supply and distribution of medications, to ensure the safe, timely and accurate provision of medication to patients

You will ensure that all medications are ordered, via the electronic prescribing on SystmOne

You will be responsible for completing medication reconciliation for all new arrivals, complete ongoing medication optimisation support and reviews and take the lead on safe storage and use of medications

The Pharmacy service will also deliver a Smoking Cessation support programme and administer Opioid Substitute Treatment

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Offender Health Directorate is one of the largest and most successful providers of prison healthcare in the UK. The Directorate provide physical, mental health and substance misuse healthcare services in prisons across the East Midlands, Lincolnshire & Leicestershire.

The Directorate provides healthcare to 7 prisons and a short term holding facility. You are part of a large peer group of 400+ healthcare professionals with access to peer support, supervision and excellent opportunities for learning and development. We also offer services within the Personality Disorder Pathway, including Therapeutic Communities (within prisons), Community and Prison Personality Disorder services and specialist Veteran Services.

We are committed to working in partnership with prison services, national probation service other healthcare providers and our criminal justice system partners to improve health, support justice to reduce re-offending behaviour. The Offender Health Team truly believes it can make a difference to the lives of offenders by offering consistent, high-quality care in primary, mental health and substance misuse services that are equivalent to health services delivered outside of Prison.

The successful candidates will have BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent. Hold a current professional registration as a Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council and evidence of up-to-date CPD portfolio.

You will be able to effectively work as part of a team, supporting all aspects of the supply and distribution of medications, to ensure the safe, timely and accurate provision of medication to patients.

Confirm medication histories (medicines reconciliation) by appropriate means and with patient consent and liaise with the prescriber to ensure continuity of essential prescribed medicines.

Undertake accurate Risk Assessments to ascertain whether patients may hold their medications In Possession or otherwise, recording appropriately.

Respond to and process requests for medication in order to facilitate the process of drug administration and supply to patients and ensure the safe effective and timely use of medication by patients, whether Not In Possession or In Possession.

Check prescriptions generated to ensure accuracy and process any out-of-date prescriptions. Ensure prescription are legal and valid before requesting supply.

Responsible for ensuring medicines kept in Emergency Bags are properly maintained, replenished and regular checks are completed.

Respond to MHRA drug alerts through facilitation of appropriate action within prison healthcare over an appropriate timeframe and to support any medication changes that occur as a result.

Accurately input, process and file data, both computerised and paper based, to ensure accurate record keeping and to facilitate its timely retrieval.

Contribute to the development of and support implementation of medicine management strategy and associated services and projects.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent
  • Current Professional Registration as Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Evidence of up-to-date CPD portoflio
  • Previous training in core technician roles eg labelling, dispensing, accuracy checking


  • Competency training and experience of eg stock management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Manual Handling
  • Breakaway
  • Medicines Administration



  • Extensive experience of working in pharmacy
  • Evidence of Team working
  • Experience of accurate computer-based stock control
  • Clear understanding of the role of pharmacy technicians in prescription management


  • Experience of working in secure environment e.g. secure hospital or prison
  • Previous experience of using SystmOne
  • Evidence of working in extended technician roles
  • Previous employment in a customer/patient facing role

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Ranby

Straight Mile


DN22 8EU

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