Job Opening: Pharmacy Technician- Apply now

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Position Details

  • Posting Date: 28 May 2024
  • Salary: £25,147.00 to £27,596.00 per year
  • Additional Salary Information: £25,147.00 – £27,596.00 per year
  • Hours: Full time
  • Closing Date: 05 June 2024
  • Location: Wakefield, WF1 4DG
  • Company: NHS Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job Reference: C9377-PHARM0047

Job Summary

Key Responsibilities

Medicines Supply:

  • Dispense and issue medications to patients using actual or faxed prescriptions.
  • Provide advice to patients on effective and safe medication use.
  • Handle payment for prescription charges and issue receipts when needed.
  • Maintain accurate records for stock control and prescription issues using paper and computerised Pharmacy Information System (PIS).
  • Coordinate with Procurement staff for urgent medication requirements and inform patients and healthcare staff about any supply issues.
  • Dispense clinical trial medications and complete required documentation according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Handle specialist hospital-only and unlicensed medicines, ensuring detailed records.
  • Dispense oral chemotherapy medications following SOP precautions.
  • Replenish out-of-hours medicine cupboards, including A&E and Emergency drug cupboards, ensuring accurate record-keeping.
  • Assist the lead Homecare Technician with the supply of medicines through Homecare Services, including order reviews and invoice reconciliation.

Medicines Management:

  • Foster effective communication between Pharmacy and Ward staff for a safe, efficient, and cost-effective medicines management service.
  • Work with nursing staff and ward Pharmacist on new admissions, discharges, and transfers to prioritize Pharmacy services.
  • Respond to queries from nurses and other healthcare professionals, referring clinical issues to the Pharmacist.
  • Support medicines management pharmacists in developing and maintaining care plans for ward patients, including:
    • Assisting in taking accurate medication histories.
    • Leading assessments and reviews of medicines brought in by patients.
    • Educating patients on treatment changes and medication self-management where appropriate.
    • Coordinating with PCTs, GPs, Community Pharmacists, and carers for seamless care through accurate transmission of medicines-related information.
    • Ensuring the safety and appropriateness of medicines for patients at discharge.
  • Collaborate with and train nursing staff on medicine management policies.

For more details on Technical Services, Training, and other duties, please refer to the Job Description.

How to Apply

If you are passionate about providing high-quality pharmaceutical care and meet the job requirements, we encourage you to apply for this role.

Apply for this job through the NHS Jobs portal using Job Reference: C9377-PHARM0047.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join a dedicated team focused on improving patient outcomes through effective medicines management.

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