Pharmacy Technician

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 pa
Closing date
29 Sep 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Medicines Administration Pharmacy Technician

Salary band:Band 5

Hours:Full-time 37.5 hours per week

Location:Western Community Hospital, Southampton

Are You Looking for a New & Exciting Challenge in Hospital Pharmacy?

Would you like a more patient focused role?

Would you like to learn new skills and play a central part in an exciting, innovative venture?

Would you like to be part of a multi-disciplinary ward-based team?

If so, this could be the job for you. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Medicines Management Technician to join our friendly team.

This post is based at the Western Community Hospital Older Persons Mental Health Inpatient Unit in Southampton.

You will be working as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team, providing expert medicines management care to patients with a range of mental health conditions.

This team includes other Medicines Administration Technicians, who are fully established in their roles, you will be a proven team player, enjoy variety, thrive on managing your own workload and be seeking to further develop your career. This role will provide opportunities to enhance your clinical skills and knowledge. We are looking for someone with an accredited checking qualification and computer skills.

The successful candidate will be provided with comprehensive training to enable them to succeed in, and to develop the role, including skills relating to medicines administration and physical health monitoring. You will also be supported to maintain your checking technician qualification.

You will be an integral part of our service provision, working with the in-patient team to promote the safe and effective use of medicines. The Trust provides a range of inpatient services for adult mental health, forensic services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), Older Peoples’ Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and community hospitals.

The role will focus on the administration of oral, inhaled and topical medicines following the successful completion of the medicines administration competencies. The role also includes undertaking medicines reconciliations, patient counselling regarding medication, physical health monitoring, screening techniques, ordering medicines, teaching and audit work. This role is central to optimising the safe and effective use of medicines. You will be required to understand the patient journey of care from admission to discharge and strategies for optimising patients’ concordance with medicines. You will need to have excellent communication skills and be confident in interacting with a diverse range of people and staff groups in a variety of settings.

This is a fast-paced clinical area with ample opportunities for expanding your skills in a supportive environment with the opportunity to learn from clinically focused leaders. Your professional development is our priority and you will be a valuable member of our team whilst we support you to grow and develop your career pathway.

Western Community hospital is close to bus links with free parking on site.

The Hours:This role requires the post holder to work Monday – Friday. Specific start and end times are negotiable.There is no expectation for weekend, on-call or extended hours working and there are no dispensary commitments (apart from ACT).

Induction & Training & Supervision

Comprehensive training will be provided to all new staff as part of your induction process and a number of training opportunities are available to ensure continuing professional development focussing on your area of work

All staff have access to regular clinical supervision as well as regular group reflective practice.

Staff Benefits:we offer a number of excellent benefits including:
  • Annual Leave Entitlement – very generous holiday
  • On appointment if new to NHS This post is to be based at the Western Community Hospital Older Inpatient Unit ( Older persons mental health ) in Southampton. You will be working as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team, providing pharmaceutical care to patients with a range of mental health conditions.27 days per year +bank holidays
  • After 5 years’ service 29 days per year + bank holidays
  • After 10 years’ service 33 days per year +bank holidays

Other Benefits Include:
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • An Employee Assistance Program provided by Workplace Options offering independent advice on a wide range of issues for both you and your family such as; career development, finances, legal issues, family life, health, grief and loss etc.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Big Brand NHS Discounts and Offers (for more details )

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