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Pharmacy Technician (Ward Based Medicines Management)

Employer
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Derby
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Are you looking for a rewarding new opportunity as a ward-based Medicine Management Technician? We welcome applications from newly qualified pharmacy technicians or from those who are due to qualify and register as a pharmacy technician shortly.

At UHDB (University Hospitals of Derby and Burton) we provide great opportunities for flexible working, a supportive environment focused on staff wellbeing and career development. We are looking for passionate and motivated Pharmacy Technicians to join our well established, friendly and dynamic ward Based Medicine Management Technicians at UHDB

The Medicine Management technicians play an important role, complementing clinical pharmacist and other members of the wider multi-disciplinary team. The successful applicants will rotate around the different speciality wards at the Royal Derby Hospital, these will include Oncology, Medicine, T& O, Surgery, Admissions and the Rehabilitation wards at the Florence Nightingale Community Hospital allowing the applicant to gain a wealth of experience and knowledge

Previous experience of working as a pharmacy technician in a hospital or community setting is preferred but not essential.

Main duties of the job

The Medicine Management Technicians will provide a ward based Medicine Management and Optimisation Service, including medicine reconciliation, patient counselling and ensuring the quality, safety and timely supply of discharge prescriptions.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Ensuring the quality, accuracy and safety of prescribing in exciting clinical areas.
  • Support the MDT, including pharmacist, doctors and nursing staff.
  • Obtaining detailed and accurate medication histories from multiple sources and reconciling with the inpatient prescription and communicating any discrepancies.
  • Communicating detailed information to patients & carers about drug doses, indications, side effects and efficacy.
  • Liaising widely (e.g. CCG or GP staff, patients, carers etc) to ensure the timely availability of patient medication.
  • Reviewing inpatient and discharge prescriptions to ensure appropriate prescribing and availability of medicines.
  • Assessing Patients own Drugs for suitability for use in the Trust.
  • Promoting use of Trust and national clinical guidelines and optimising patient medication.
  • Help support quality, safety and timeliness of discharge and to facilitate effective communication of medication around admissions and discharges.
  • Provides a safe and efficient supply of pharmaceutical products to patients. This may involve dispensing and final checking (ACT) of drug products and compliance aids.

Closing date of applications: 11 July 2024

Interview date: 25 July 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.


Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • Registered Pharmacy Technician or due to qualify shortly


Desirable

  • Accredited Checking qualification


Experience

Desirable

  • Similar acute setting experience


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Derby Hospital

Uttoxeter Road

Derby

DE22 3NE

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