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Pharmacy Technician

Band 4

Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-BUR-0190
Site
Queens Hospital Burton
Town
Burton-on-Trent
Salary
£21,892 - £24,157 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
21/06/2021 23:59
Interview date
02/07/2021

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

We are currently looking for a enthusiastic,hard working individual to join our team at Queens Hospital Burton, as a Band 4 Pharmacy Technician 

Main duties of the job

  • Supplying and dispensing items for inpatients, outpatients, TTOs and Controlled drugs.
  • Dealing with queries from patients and other staff members over the phone and in person.
  • Supplying medicines to specialist wards and departments by means of a top-up.
  • To assist with the maintenance of accurate stock management processes and to assist in the daily maintenance of the automated dispensing machines.

BTEC and NVQ3 (or equivalent) in Pharmaceutical Science is essential for this role and you must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Working for our organisation

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 21 June 2021

Interview date: 02 July 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To participate in the dispensing of prescriptions for inpatients and outpatients which have been professionally checked by a pharmacist in accordance with departmental procedures. This will include the dispensing of controlled drugs, clinical trials medication, filling of compliance aids and the preparation of extemporaneous dispensed items as required
  • To participate in the assembly, maintenance, distribution and record keeping of resuscitation boxes in accordance with departmental procedures
  • To participate in a customer focussed service which will include dealing with staff and patients at the pharmacy reception, receiving prescriptions and handling dispensing fee money, dealing with queries over the phone and counselling patients regarding their medication. Ensuring this is carried out in a prompt, polite and professional manner and being aware of when to refer to a senior member of staff or pharmacist for further advice
  • To participate in the controlled drug topping up, returns and destruction service provided to wards
  • To ensure accurate records, electronic and paper, are maintained and stored in line with local procedures and the legal requirements for the retention of pharmaceutical records
  • To be conversant with the use of the pharmacy computer system (JAC), the use of the prescription tracking system (PTS) and the use of the automated dispensing machines
  • To ensure the accurate use of the Prescription Tracking System to track prescriptions, ensuring medication is dispensed to meet agreed delivery / turnaround times and to minimise waiting times for patients
  • To act as a pharmacy super-user for the automated dispensing machine which will include supporting the daily maintenance schedule
  • To ensure the department is clean and tidy and that equipment is well maintained by following the quality assurance guidelines. This will include ensuring stock deliveries are processed in a timely manner and that returned medication is processed in line with departmental procedures
  • To participate in regular stock checks in conjunction with senior staff, checking on a regular basis the expiry dates of stock and reporting expired or short dated stock in accordance with departmental procedures. This will include acting as a Pharmacy stock champion
  • To maintain safe systems of work at all times, by being fully aware of relevant Trust, departmental and national policies, procedures and guidelines including Guide to Good Dispensing Practice, COSHH and Health and Safety regulations. To be responsible for ensuring that these are complied with at all times

To cover, where appropriate, in the absence of other pharmacy technicians or support staff and to deputise for the senior technicians as required

•To undertake required assessments and validations as per departmental policy to maintain personal approved status to be able to dispense and prepare extemporaneous products

•To support the delivery of dispensing induction and training to all staff groups, within the dispensary, in conjunction with senior staff

•To be a mentor and act as a positive role model for pre-registration pharmacy technicians and support staff

•Undertake sufficient pharmacy practice and continued professional development to remain

Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria
  • Registered Technician

Experience

Desirable criteria
  • Similar acute setting Pharmacy experience
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Claire Eaton
Job title
Chief Pharmacy Technician
Email address
claire.eaton4@nhs.net
Telephone number
01283511511