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Medicines Administration Pharmacy Technician

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

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are You Looking for a New & Exciting Challenge in Hospital Pharmacy?

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 team includes ten 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, computer skills, able to drive and with access to a car. You will be well 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.

There is one new post on Kingsley ward based, and one acute inpatient ward for males and females at the newly refurbished Melbury Lodge site in Winchester city. You will be working as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team, providing pharmaceutical care to patients with a range of mental health conditions.

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, physical health monitoring, 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.

We are a friendly, supportive and enthusiastic team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are passionate about our service and dedicated to ensuring medicines safety is at the heart of patient care.

**** We are offering a “£2,500 Golden Hello Payment” to successful candidates from outside of the Trust - does not apply to current HIOW NHS Staff ****

For further information contact:

Amy Carter


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The NHS pay scales have not yet been updated for 2022. Confirmation issued on 19th July that they will be increased in line with the statement available on the NHS Employers and Government websites.

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