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Clinical Medicines Management Technician

Employer
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Wesham, Preston
Salary
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Service
Adult
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced and forward thinking Pharmacy Technician with a specific interest in mental health, who would like the opportunity to apply for this exciting new role.

You will play a major role in the improvement and development of the Moving On service embracing new technologies and opportunities, so that the service continues to evolve to meet the demands of our service users in a changing NHS.

You should be enthusiastic and self -motivated with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to prioritise own workload. Working with the Pharmacist, you will provide a high level of pharmaceutical care as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team and will support a ward based dispensing service.

An electronic prescribing and medicines administration system has been implemented at this site.

As a purely clinical service there is no pharmacy-based dispensary commitment, bank holiday or weekend working.

We can also offer flexible working hours and are committed to improving working lives.

This service is based at the newly refurbished unit on the Wesham hospital site.

Applicants should have an expressed interest in working within the rehabilitation pathway.

Main duties of the job

Contribute operationally to the development and delivery of the pharmaceutical and medicines management service in accordance with organisational policies and procedures and the pharmacy business plan.

Based at ward level, undertake the management, ordering and supply of medicines required for hospital in-patients.

Provide counselling to patients on medicines related issues thereby supporting medicines optimisation and adherence to medication.

Undertake medicines reconciliation when patients are admitted and discharged from the service.

Independently assess prescribed medication regimens and physical health conditions to prioritise patients for a pharmaceutical assessment by the pharmacist.

Participate in local and national audits and monitor compliance with medicines legislation and national and local standards for the safe and secure handling of medicines.

Participate in the development of a range of medicines management activities at ward level.

Act as a key member of the multidisciplinary ward team and the wider pharmacy team.

About us

The Pharmacy Service within Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trust is a well-established team with a wealth of expertise in both Mental Health and Community services and continues to provide high quality clinical input into all aspects of the health provision delivered by the organisation. We are a supportive team committed to the education and development of our expanding service.

Moving On service provides a model of rehabilitation care which focuses on empowering the service user to gain or recover their confidence and skills that promote independence, autonomy and encourage hope for the future, whilst in recovery of a mental health illness.

Moving on accommodation is open and provides a welcoming and domestic feel to service users. The facility is registered with the CQC as Open Community Rehabilitation service, registered to potentially accommodate service users detained under the MHA.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • BTEC Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences / NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent)
  • Current registration with GPhC
  • Evidence and commitment to continuing professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • To have significant working experience in a relevant field of pharmacy practice
  • Knowledge of Dispensary and Patient Services
  • Basic IT skills
Experience Essential
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to prioritise own workload
  • Calm ,objective and accurate under pressure


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