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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Community Mental Health Services

Employer
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Redcar
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 (pro rata) per annum
Closing date
15 Aug 2024
We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated registered Pharmacy Technicians to join our successful team and contribute towards developing our community pharmacy services. The successful applicants will share our vision and be committed to our values and goals for the delivery of the best care to our patients. If you would like to work for an organisation that ensures excellence in patient care is achievable, then we would like to hear from you.

We can offer further development and training to extend your role in improving patient care. Applicants should hold Level 3 BTEC/NVQ Pharmacy Services certificate or equivalent, be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a Pharmacy Technician. Experience of working in sectors such as hospital, primary care networks or prison as a qualified technician is desirable.

We currently have a fixed term (12 months) vacancy to support the TEWV pharmacy team priority of integrating pharmacy professionals into mental health community teams. Part time will be considered. The role involves providing community based medicines optimisation services to Foxrush House (Redcar and Cleveland) community team.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business.

Main duties of the job

It is anticipated that successful implementation of the role will result in on-going funding.

The successful candidate will provide technical aspects of the pharmacy medicines management & medicines optimisation services.

You will be supported by a team of other pharmacy technicians, clinical pharmacists and pharmacy assistants.

Appropriate training will be provided for all inhouse competencies related to the role

About us

The Pharmacy team in TEWV has over 100 team members including drivers, pharmacy assistants, administration, nurses, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists. Individual team members are spread across multiple sites, with a dispensary in each of our 3 localities. The locality teams work independently, but come together to agree standards and best practice, learning from each other and trying to improve.

We developed a 5-year Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Framework which was created with the teams to produce a shared set of themes and priorities.

The Trust is currently working with staff and partners to deliver the Community Mental Health Transformation programme (CMHTP). This is a five-year programme, driven by the NHS England Long Term Plan, that looks at the needs of local populations and how organisations can move towards a more joined up approach to services to improve the lives of people living with mental health illnesses.

This is an exciting time to be involved in the transformation of how mental health services are delivered in the community and you will be instrumental in providing medicines management and optimisation services for the benefit of service users and the wider local population, as well as supporting our wider partners in primary care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will provide technical aspects of the pharmacy medicines management & medicines optimisation services. You will be based at one of the community team bases advertised in the post.

You will be supported by a team of other pharmacy technicians, clinical pharmacists and pharmacy assistants.

Appropriate training will be provided for all inhouse competencies related to the role.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification

Qualification

Essential

  • NVQ level 3 with BTEC underpinning knowledge in pharmaceutical sciences or equivalent
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Accredited National Medicines management course (modules 1-3) or regional equivalent. or willingness to work towards / relevant experience
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development / willingness to work towards qualifications & competencies relevant to role
  • Accredited checking qualification or willingness to work towards


Desirable

  • NVQ D32/33 or A1 assessor


Experience

Essential

  • Substantial experience of pharmacy practice as Pharmacy technician
  • Hospital OR primary care OR community experience or equivalent


Desirable

  • Experience of mental health pharmacy
  • Experience in clinical pharmacy
  • Audit experience


Skills

Essential

  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Good communication skills written and verbal
  • patient care
  • Able to follow legal and organisational policies and procedures
  • Ability to work independantly and as a member of a team and be able to be flexible and cover where necessary
  • Staff supervision
  • IT skills


Knowledge

Essential

  • Numeracy and Literacy
  • Understanding of risk associated with medicines


Desirable

  • Microsoft office word
  • Microsoft office powerpoint
  • Microsoft excel


Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Foxrush House

Kirkleatham Business Park

Redcar

TS10 5RS

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346-PH-010-24

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