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
5 Apr 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 5
Full Time
Would you like to expand your professional practice in Medicines Administration, Mental Health Pharmacy and ward-based working?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Senior Pharmacy Technician on a part time years fixed term contract (16 hours per week). Further hours may be available on the trust Bank/cross site working. This a great opportunity to gain experience and competency in this area as a member of our Medicines Optimisation ward-based team. Our Pharmacy Technicians work to provide patient centred care both in the dispensary and on wards as part of an integrated way of working. You will be a forerunner in the development of the role delivering medicines administration and optimisation services for inpatient areas, a field of work which could take your career to a new and varied level as well as gaining valuable experience in Mental Health.

Successful candidates must be a qualified ACPT and have experience in medicines optimisation in a hospital setting, previous experience in medicines administration will be helpful but not essential. Our patients often have complex and varied needs from our service and so expanding the skill set of the multi-disciplinary team creates a holistic service for our patients.

Pharmacy Technicians are fast becoming important members of the ward team and in this role your time will be divided between ward-based working and dispensary time allocated to maintain and further competencies.

Main duties of the job

  • 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
  • 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 include robotic compliance aid technologies)

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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