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Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy Technician - Pre-assessment

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Pharmacist, Pharmacy technician
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week) for a pharmacy technician to play an integral part of the clinical pharmacy service to the pre-assessment department. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the pharmacy and pre-assessment teams at the RNOH.

We are seeking a self-motivated, innovative and enthusiastic individual who will be working alongside the Principal Pharmacist and Specialist Pharmacist in Pre-assessment. There is huge scope for the successful applicant to develop on both a personal and professional level through exposure to all departmental activities in this newly created post.

Key responsibilities include:
  • To provide a safe and effective specialist clinical pharmacy service to the pre-assessment clinic (PAC)
  • Assess and prioritise pharmaceutical requirements for patients reviewed prior to their surgical procedures
  • To manage own case load and provide expert advice on medicines when appropriate
  • Support the development and evaluation of pharmacy services to the PAC
  • Contribute to education and training of nursing, medical and pharmacy staff in specialist area
  • Act as a role model to junior technician staff

Main duties of the job

Working closely with the pharmacy and PAC multidisciplinary teams, you will:
  • Contribute to the provision of a high quality patient focused medicines optimisation service to patients of the Trust.
  • Support pharmacists in service provision and extending the role of a pharmacy technician in PAC
  • Help audit the service against set standards and assist in the review of service provision
  • Ensure safe use of patients' own medicines to optimise cost efficiency
  • Provide specialist pharmacy technical input into EPMA & POA digital systems, contributing towards both operational and strategic development
  • Carry out medicine histories, advice on medications to be stopped or continued for surgery and escalate for review to pharmacists

About us

The RNOH is a national centre of excellence with an international reputation for diagnosis, assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.

It is an exciting time to join the departments as we look forward to launching an EPR system next year. Alongside the expansion to the theatre facilities, there are ever growing opportunities to contribute to the RNOH medicines optimisation strategy. Our pharmacy dispensary has recently been relocated to an innovative and purpose built area which also has dedicated office workspace and improved facilities for staff training, research, staff rest areas and dedicated patient consultation and waiting areas.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description for further details of duties and responsibilities.

Key relationships include:
  • Pharmacy team
  • Clinical & administrative staff involved with Pre-assessment Clinic
  • ICS and primary care representatives
  • All healthcare professionals especially medical and nursing staff
  • Patients and their carers
  • EPMA, EPR and Digital Transformation teams
  • Other NHS organisations
  • External customers
  • Research partners at other national and international organisations

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification in Pharmacy
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council


  • Qualification or equivalent experience in managing and developing complex IT systems
  • Appropriate short management courses
  • Specialist courses/experience in medicines management
  • Project Management qualification and project management experience



  • A minimum of 3 years clinical pharmacy experience in an acute NHS Trust
  • Proven experience working as a healthcare professional in a hospital setting
  • Experience in training
  • An understanding of the NHS and the interrelationship at a local and national level
  • Has working clinically/good knowledge of clinical systems and processes in the NHS
  • Understanding in principle change management procedures


  • Previous experience working in the support of clinical applications /systems
  • Experience in training users in use of complex IT systems
  • Technical experience of clinical applications / systems
  • Previous experience of electronic prescribing implementation or use
  • Experience of problem solving and negotiating with clinical and non-clinical staff



  • High level of computer literacy
  • Able to work in an organised methodical way, paying key attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work to demanding deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to deal with a high level of complexity related to large systems
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates awareness of and commitment to the Clinical Governance agenda

Employer details

Employer name

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust


Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust



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