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Band 4/5 Clinical Pharmacy Technician (Developmental)

Employer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£25,147 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Profession
Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to progress your pharmacy career. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our friendly pharmacy team who provide a range of pharmaceutical services within the Trust.

The post holder will play a key part in the wider pharmacy team responsible for working alongside other healthcare professionals, including pharmacists to manage the provision and supply of medication to patients at Heartlands Hospital within University Hospitals Birmingham Trust.

Clinical Pharmacy Technicians (CPTs) are valued members of the Pharmacy team, responsible for not only dispensing and supplying medication but for playing a role in an array of processes spanning from medicines reconciliation to audit completion. This is with the intention of providing a safe and effective clinical medicines optimisation service whilst also supporting with peer development and service optimisation.

In this role, you will be fully supported to gain the skills and experience required to practice at an advanced level in the hospital setting. As a successful candidate, you will undertake a comprehensive training schedule with the support of several experienced CPTs.

You need to be a qualified Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC to apply, however applications from candidates due to qualify & register this year will be considered. Experience of hospital pharmacy is not essential as you will be well-supported in training and developing into this role.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties and Responsibilities

With a patient-focused approach, you will

* Support the pharmacy department in the provision of complete pharmaceutical care to patients

* Deliver a high quality ward based medicines optimisation service to a multitude of areas throughout the Trust

* Act as a role model and provide training and mentoring to junior staff members

* Support the inpatient pharmacy where required

* Carry out accuracy checking commitments

Key Person Specification Requirements

* A nationally recognised pharmacy technician qualification and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council

* Currently practicing as a registered pharmacy technician with at least one year's post-qualification experience

* A nationally recognised accredited accuracy checking qualification.

* A professional attitude with the ability to motivate self and others

* The ability to remain calm under pressure

* A flexible approach and commitment to accommodate the needs of the service

* A strong attention to detail

* Experience working as a clinical pharmacy technician or similar capacity is desirable

This post offers in-service development training and the opportunity to gain valuable skills in a clinical role. A requirement to participate in evenings, weekends, and bank holidays on a rotational basis will be necessary.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • GCSEs -- Mathematics and English (Grade
  • B/5) and four other subjects including
  • Science (Grade C/4)
  • Or
  • * GCSEs: Mathematics, English and
  • Science (Grade C/4 or equivalent) and
  • two other GCSEs (Grade C/4) and
  • successful achievement of the pharmacy
  • service skills Level 2 NVQ qualification
  • (or equivalent)
  • Or
  • * Three A levels, one of which is a relevant
  • science subject and Mathematics B/5
  • (GCSE or equivalent)
  • Or
  • * Degree in science or humanities and
  • Mathematics B/5 (GCSE or equivalent)
  • * Level 3 Diploma in Principles and
  • Practice for Pharmacy Technicians
  • Or
  • * BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical
  • Science and Level 3 NVQ Diploma in
  • Pharmacy Service Skills
  • or equivalent as defined by the General
  • Pharmaceutical Council
  • * Accredited Checking Technician (National
  • Framework)
  • * Dispensing Accuracy Accreditation, West
  • Midland's scheme or equivalent
  • * Evidence of Continued Professional
  • Development
  • * Professional Registration with the GPhC


Desirable

  • Accredited Checking Technician (National
  • Framework)


Experience

Essential

  • Two years' work experience in Pharmacy
  • pre-qualification
  • * Currently practicing as a band 4
  • pharmacy technician / equivalent or
  • above with post-qualification experience
  • within an acute setting
  • * The ability to demonstrate the
  • equivalent level of knowledge and the
  • relevant practical experience for the
  • post
  • * Significant experience within a pharmacy
  • setting
  • * Experience of the specialist function for
  • area of responsibility
  • * Experience of organising other grades of
  • staff and their workload
  • * Experienced in working to policies and
  • procedures
  • * Significant experience within a hospital
  • pharmacy setting
  • * Understanding of Good Distribution
  • Practice (GDP)
  • * Health and Safety at Work and COSHH
  • * Understanding of dispensing, stock
  • control, supply and I.T systems and
  • processes
  • * Knowledge of Code of Practice /
  • Customer Care
  • * Knowledge of medicines, side effects
  • and where to find further information
  • * Knowledge of practices, policies and
  • procedures associated with the job
  • * Understands the need for delivering a
  • cost effective service and the required
  • work practices to reduce waste


Desirable

  • Experience working as a Clinical Pharmacy
  • Technician or similar capacity
  • * Deputising for senior personnel, co-ordinating
  • daily work flow including situational staff
  • management
  • * Experience in setting up new working
  • practices or procedures
  • * Participation in the training and mentoring of
  • staff
  • * Understanding of ward environment


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Ability to work in a team
  • * Enthusiastic, reliable and trustworthy
  • and displays a mature attitude
  • * Good time management
  • * Careful and accurate in work
  • * Able to demonstrate discretion and
  • diplomacy
  • * Fair and objective
  • * Flexible to the demands of the post, the
  • needs of the pharmacy service and other
  • staff
  • * Good team player and able to motive
  • others
  • * Self-motivated and sound use of own
  • initiative
  • * Keen to improve and develop the
  • pharmacy service and committed to the
  • concept of technician-led services
  • * Keen to develop own person skill and
  • use these for the benefit of others
  • * Able to demonstrate timely referral to
  • senior staff appropriately
  • * Ability to travel to other Trust sites
  • * Flexible to work in accordance with
  • service needs
  • * Committed to abide by the Trust Vision
  • and Value


Desirable

  • Awareness of future developments within
  • Pharmacy


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E

Birmingham

West Midlands

B9 5SS

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

304-52381PM1

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