Dedicated Rheumatology Specialist Pharmacy Technician Required – Apply now

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Job Overview

Posting Date: 18 June 2024
Salary: £28,407.00 to £34,581.00 per year
Additional Salary Information: £28,407.00 – £34,581.00 per year
Hours: Full-time
Closing Date: 25 June 2024
Location: Stockport, SK2 7JE
Company: NHS Jobs
Job Type: Permanent
Job Reference: C9362-24-0631

Job Summary

As a Rheumatology Specialist Pharmacy Technician, you will support rheumatology pharmacists in delivering safe, efficient, and cost-effective clinical pharmacy services to rheumatology patients. Your role will involve managing prescription generation, particularly for homecare prescriptions, and overseeing the rheumatology medication advice line and email accounts to assist with patient and healthcare team queries.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Clinical Pharmacy Support: Aid rheumatology pharmacists in providing high-quality clinical pharmacy services to patients.
  2. Prescription Management: Oversee the generation of prescriptions for rheumatology medicines, focusing on homecare prescriptions.
  3. Patient and Team Communication: Manage the rheumatology medication advice line and email accounts, responding to queries appropriately.
  4. Medication Monitoring: Ensure the safe use of medicines by completing pre-treatment checks and arranging ongoing monitoring as directed by clinicians.
  5. Compliance Management: Utilize Blueteq to ensure adherence to NICE and NHSE funding pathways.
  6. General Pharmaceutical Assistance: Provide general assistance to the rheumatology team within your expertise, following the Rheumatology Pharmacy Team Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
  7. Direct Patient Interaction: Communicate directly with patients to discuss medication issues and independently address queries via telephone, email, or face-to-face with inpatients and outpatients.
  8. Research and Development: Collaborate with the team to conduct audit research and develop enhanced pharmacy services within rheumatology.

Commitment to Safeguarding

The Trust is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment by implementing Trust policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively, and appropriately sharing information.

DBS Check Requirement

  • Enhanced DBS Check: If successful, this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £41.90, which will be deducted from your first Trust salary.
  • Standard DBS Check: A standard DBS check costing £21.90 will also be required, deducted from your first Trust salary.
  • DBS Update Service: As a condition of employment, you must join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.

How to Apply

If you are committed to providing excellent clinical pharmacy services in the field of rheumatology and meet the job requirements, apply now to join our dedicated team in Stockport. For further details and to apply, please refer to job reference C9362-24-0631 on the NHS Jobs website.

Apply for this job by 25 June 2024 to be considered for this rewarding opportunity.

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