Pharmacy Technician – Rotational

  • Nuneaton
  • George Eliot Hospital Nhs Trust
Employer heading Pharmacy Technician – Rotational Band 4 George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust opened in 1948 and provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 350,000 people.The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also provide primary and community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.Our vision is "to EXCEL at patient care". If you think you've got what it takes, help us realise this and join #TeamEliot.Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour aren’t as likely to apply unless they meet every qualification of non specialist roles. We’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role and meet our values, but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with everything in the Job Description or Person Specification– apply anyway or email the Recruiting Manager to discuss the role further Job overview Job Title -Pharmacy Technician - RotationalHours per Hours Per WeekPerm/Fixed Term-PermanentSalary-£25,147 - £27,596 per annumClosing Date: 12th November 2023Interview Date: TBC This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day. #JoinTeamEliot Main duties of the job To carry out pharmaceutical technical duties in specified areas of the pharmacy department under the overall direction of the Lead Pharmacy Technicians and the Chief Pharmacist.To provide a safe, efficient and comprehensive high quality pharmaceutical service, under the direction of Lead Pharmacy Technicians to patients and staff of George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.To undertake training and accreditation in technical skills and knowledge as identified and agreed with Lead Pharmacy Technicians and the Chief Pharmacist. Working for our organisation Here at George Eliot our vision to ‘excel at patient care’ takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive health services delivered by inspiring and compassionate staff who share our corporate values:Effective Open CommunicationExcellence and safety in everything we doChallenge but supportExpect respect and dignityLocal health that inspires confidenceOur benefits include but are not limited to: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking. Detailed job description and main responsibilities To carry out dispensing of prescriptions both TTO’s and inpatient/ OSD supplies, including extemporaneous prescriptions, unlicensed drugs, controlled drugs, in-patient and outpatient prescriptions in accordance with the agreed safe systems of work practice.To contribute to the final accuracy checking of dispensary work on a rotational basis when required and use the prescription tracker system to monitor workflow.To co-operate in staff rotation within the pharmacy departments of the trust, ward based working and outpatient areas.To assist with medicines management on wards to provide medicines reconciliation and drug histories.To assist with the discharge of patients and provide support to ward pharmacists with TTO preparation using in-house discharge systems.To observe the recommendations contained in the Guide to Good Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practice and its supplements, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and to assist in ensuring that work carried out in the department is in accordance with these and any other recommendations which may be issued from time to time by the Department of Health or Medicines Inspectorate.To perform checks on colleagues’ measures, ward stock orders and prescriptions that have been dispensed by a pharmacist, in accordance with trust procedures, and to ensure the appropriate member of staff corrects errors.To attend appropriate training courses for technicians, to encourage other staff to undertake further training and to participate in such training schemes as necessary to keep relevant pharmaceutical clinical and technical knowledge up to date.To assist in maintaining reasonable stock levels, in accordance with the policies that are in force, in the section of the pharmacy in which (s)he is currently employed and to assist in ensuring correct storage and turnover of stock to maintain quality and potency.To provide accurate record keeping of controlled drugs kept in the pharmacy including supplies to wards and departments, orders received into the pharmacy and regular audits of the accuracy of computer and paper records.To provide a ‘topping up’ service on wards and maintenance of stock on locations assigned by Lead Technicians.To follow-up outstanding items owing to patients, wards and departments.To assist in checking and monitoring of returned medicinal products for possible re-use. Person specification Experience & Knowledge Essential criteria Hospital pharmacy experience (Ward Top-up, Aseptic dispensing, Dispensing for In & Out Patients)Good communication skills, both verbal and written.Ability to prioritise workAbility to problem solve Desirable criteria Community pharmacy experience Qualification and Training Essential criteria NVQ 3 or equivalent ( BTech) or knowledge of pharmaceutical technical procedures acquired through training in equivalent pharmaceutical science and recent relevant work experienceRegistered with the General Pharmaceutical CouncilEvidence of CPD Desirable criteria Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician Qualification Skills and Abilities Essential criteria Able to work on own initiativeRecognise own limitationsAble to work as a member of a team Other Essential criteria Ability to work Saturday/Sunday working on a rota basis Desirable criteria Physically fit Personal Qualities Essential criteria Ability to attend regularlyAbility to work flexibly Desirable criteria Reliability Trust Values Essential criteria Effective open CommunicationExcellence and safety in all that we doChallenge but supportExpect respect and dignityLocal Healthcare that inspires confidence Further details / informal visits contact NameAlistair JonesJob titleLead Pharmacy TechnicianEmail Telephone number02476153296