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Pharmacy Technician (Medicines Management)

Band 5

Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 37.5 hours per week (Various hours available.)
Job ref
320-CDCS-1834
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 pro rata pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
06/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
20/07/2022

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.

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered and experienced Pharmacy Technician to join our hardworking  Medicine Management Team at the Royal Derby Hospital.  Rotating though specialities including Oncology, Medicine, T&O, Surgery Rehab and admissions

 

 

Main duties of the job

Our well established, friendly team of Medicines Management Technicians (MMT’s) form an important and valued part of our clinical services and work closely with other professionals to provide a ward based Medicine Management and Optimisation Service, including medicine reconciliation, patient counselling and ensuring the quality, safety and timely supply of discharge prescriptions.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Complete medicine reconciliation and highlight any medications that have been stopped pre-operatively to the ward Pharmacist or Doctor
  • Liaise with the ward Pharmacist, Doctors and Nursing staff to ensure medications are prescribed accurately
  • Counselling for patients and their carers
  • Supervision and training of new and pre-registration staff

Closing date of applications -  6 July 2022

Interview date - 20 July 2022

Working for our organisation

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.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • 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 – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • 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

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

 

Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 3

Experience

Desirable criteria
  • Similar acute setting experience

Desirable

Desirable criteria
  • Accredited Checking Technician

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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
Jane Betts
Job title
Chief Pharmacy Technician
Email address
jane.betts2@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 787793
Additional information

Seonaidh Packwood-  Chief Pharmacy Technician 

Tel: 01332  789443

Email: seonaidh.packwood@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 786187 / 07385 367224