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Senior Pharmacy Technician - Procurement & Distribution

Band 5

Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (1 in 7 weekends and a minimum of 1 Bank Holiday a year.)
Job ref
320-CDCS-1692-C
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
19/07/2022

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

To support the Chief Pharmacy Technician Procurement and Chief Pharmacy Technician Distribution in the day-to-day management of the pharmacy distribution and procurement services provided from the Pharmacy Stores department at the Royal Derby Hospital (RDH).
To lead and support the management, planning and delivery of the unlicensed medicines process. Providing technical support and advice for unlicensed medicines.
To support the management, development and delivery of the distribution and procurement related education and training of pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians and support staff. 

Working pattern:  1 in 7 weekends and a minimum of 1 Bank Holiday a year.

Main duties of the job

Support the Chief Technicians in the day-to-day operational management of the distribution and procurement services

Organise and manage the day to day duties of pharmacy procurement and distribution including ward top up service and receipt of medicines. 

To support the Chief Technicians in delivering relevant technical aspects of training / induction to all staff groups, within distribution, receipt and procurement areas, and monitor validations to an end point. 

To support the Chief Technicians in reviewing and updating distribution, receipt and procurement related pharmacy technician and support staff training, validation and induction material

Assist the Chief Technicians with the recruitment, return to work, annual leave allocation  and annual appraisal of delegated staff ensuring records are accurately maintained

Support the Chief Technicians and the Responsible Person in ensuring Good Distribution Practice at all times 

Participates in the departmental out of hour’s service delivery, which requires weekend, late night and bank holiday rostered working

Proactively support staff engagement and act as a role model and mentor. Provide leadership, support and encouragement to all team members .

Closing Date - 5 July 2022

Interview date -  19 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:

  • A variety of flexible working options
  • 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 day

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

Education, Training and Qualifications CPD Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Registered Pharmacy Technician (GPhC)
  • NVQ expert witness or Assessor qualification AVA or A1 or D32/D33 > with experience of assessing Pharmacy QCF qualifications or willingness to > work towards within 12 months
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Management qualification
  • Training qualification e.g. City and Guilds Stage 1 Teaching > certificate or equivalent
  • Internal verifier qualification IQA or D34 with experience of > verifying pharmacy QCF qualifications

Experience & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Current knowledge of hospital pharmacy practice
  • Working knowledge of NHS Trust and departmental section procedures and priorities
  • Detailed pharmacy technical knowledge including Law & Ethics pharmacy practice
  • Experience of working in a hospital pharmacy
  • Substantial pharmacy experience
  • Experience of training staff
  • Computer literate with detailed functional knowledge or word, excel and pharmacy computer systems
  • Knowledge of unlicensed medicines in England
  • Knowledge and understanding of NVQ Pharmacy Services standards
  • Awareness of opportunities for extended roles for pharmacy technicians and support staff
  • Experience of unlicensed medicines policies and procedures
  • Computer literate in the use of PowerPoint
  • Coaching/mentoring

Skills and Ability

Essential criteria
  • Able to clearly and concisely communicate verbally and electronically with the Pharmacy team
  • Able to produce accurate written work to a high standard
  • Able to work under pressure, organise own work and meet deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate that they can work on their own initiative but know limitations of own authority and knowledge
  • Able to identify and solve problems
  • Good attention to detail
  • Can plan, organise and deliver training sessions one to one and small or large groups
  • Able to plan and prioritise tasks in accordance with departmental and individual needs

Communications and interpersonal skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to communicate clearly verbally and electronically with the Pharmacy team
  • Demonstrate that they are approachable and a team player
  • Demonstrate that they can give feedback negative/positive in an appropriate way
  • Skills required to communicate with technicians and pharmacists within the department to ensure the effective delivery of planned training
  • Skills required to communicate with medical/clinical staff in wards, theatres, clinics and other clinical areas
  • Build a rapport with learners / team
  • Adapt verbal communication to a learners / team individual needs
  • Give feedback in difficult situations
  • Listen and respond to learners / team needs
  • Communicate in a coaching style

Values and Behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Has a positive approach and is able to involve and motivate others
  • Able to demonstrate that they are approachable and a team player
  • Act as a role model for pharmacy technicians and pharmacy support staff
  • Has a flexible approach
  • Able to build a rapport with people
  • Able to communicate in a coaching style
  • Innovative and forward thinking

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.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Sharon Frost
Job title
Pharmacy Procurement & Distribution Manager
Email address
sharon.frost1@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 786604

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