Senior Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician - Band 5 - London

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Job Purpose

The post holder will work on the wards and deliver quality care to patients at ward level through efficient medicines optimisation. This will include the assessment of patient’s own drugs, medicine reconciliation, original pack dispensing at ward level, counseling patients about their medicines and coordinating the supply of discharge medication.  The post holder will work with their ward based team to continually develop the service, while maintaining high standards and achieving best practice to meet the needs of patients and the Trust. The role will also involve dispensary based responsibilities

Reports to Lead Patient Services Pharmacy Technician

Responsible to Group Chief Pharmacist

What experience and skills do you need?

The suitable candidate must have these following skills and experience:

Experience

  • Experience of working in a hospital pharmacy setting
  • Significant experience as a pharmacy technician
  • Medicines management experience in a ward based setting, e.g. medication history taking, POD assessment etc.
  • Dispensing
  • Pharmacy labelling and stock control systems
  • Patient counselling
  • Experience of pharmacy stock distribution and top-up services

Knowledge

  • GPhC registration
  • Knowledge of medicines management systems at ward level
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation relevant to pharmacy practice, e.g. controlled drugs, Health and Safety at Work
  • Understanding of stock control systems
  • Knowledge of drugs, side effects and where to find further information
  • Knowledge of Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines requirements
  • Understanding of the importance of adherence to SOPs and legislation
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of patient safety initiatives

Qualifications

  • BTEC Pharmaceutical Sciences /NVQ 3 or equivalent
  • Registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) qualification
  • HEE LaSE Medicines Optimisation qualification or equivalent

Main professional duties and responsibilities         

  • Ensure SOPs are regularly reviewed and monitored and comply with external standards e.g. Controlled Drug (CD) regulations and audit regularly to ensure they are being followed, in order to maintain high standards and orderly methods of working.

  • Encourage and support the Trust’s and local prescribing policies in order to enhance good practice and cost-effective prescribing.

  • Maintain high quality of data input of patient information into the pharmacy computer system in order to ensure excellent labelling standards for dispensed medicines.

Key Working Relationships

Internal

  • Head of Pharmacy, Royal London Hospital
  • Site Lead Pharmacy Technician
  • Lead Pharmacy Technician, Patient Services
  • Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Assistants and trainees
  • All Pharmacy team members, including department managers
  • Members of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)

 External

  • Lloyds Pharmacy Team
  • Patients, the public and their relatives/ loved ones/ carers
  • Other Health and Care Professionals
  • Community Pharmacy Teams

If you have any queries, please email kaylie.jianoran@bankpartners.co.uk directly.

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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