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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Administration and Optimisation

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Full Time
We are looking for 2 forward thinking, enthusiastic and self-motivated Senior Pharmacy Technicians to join our team for a one year fixed term contract. You must be able to adapt to the needs of the service to cover the busiest drug rounds on the wards, this includes early/late/long day working patterns.

You will be involved in the progression of the Medicines Administration role of Pharmacy Technicians based on psychiatric wards, working to provide patient centred care and support nursing staff.

You will be a forerunner in the development of the role of Technicians, delivering medicines administration and optimisation services, expanding your experiences which could take your career to a new and varied level.

Successful candidates must be a qualified ACPT and have significant experience in medicines optimisation at ward level, previous experience in medicines administration will be helpful but not essential and must have an empathy for patients suffering with mental health problems. Our patients often have complex and varied needs from our service and expanding the skill set of the care team is vital to create a holistic service for all.

In this role you will be ward based with dispensary time allocated to maintain competencies. Not only will you expand your competencies but you will develop your experience in mental health pharmacy and in patient facing care for service users who may be challenging.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job include:
  • Participating in medicines administration rounds
  • Completing admission activities such as medicines reconciliations, POD assessments and managing patient supply needs whilst in and out of the ward.
  • Supporting the discharge process to include ordering of medications, transfer of care and patient counselling and support
  • Conducting patient education sessions
  • Participating in MDT ward reviews
  • Optimising EPMA use to support your work and the work of other members of the team
  • Maintaining safe and secure standards for the storage of medicines
  • Accuracy checking and dispensary activities to ensure competencies are maintained whilst being mainly ward based

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to peoples lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

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