Job Posting: Full Time Pharmacy Technician

Website NHS Jobs

Posting Date: 11 June 2024
Salary: Negotiable
Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)
Closing Date: 31 October 2024
Location: Middlesbrough, TS3 6AL
Company: NHS Jobs
Job Type: Permanent
Job Reference: A4923-24-0012


Position Overview

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician
Reports To: Senior Clinical Pharmacist
Accountable To: PCN Operational Manager
Salary: Negotiable up to Agenda for Change Band 5

Role Purpose

The Pharmacy Technician will be a crucial part of the Clinical Pharmacy team within General Practice, aimed at enhancing patient care through effective medication management. This role supports the national policy directives, including the Five Year Forward View and GP Forward View, which emphasize the pivotal role of pharmacy in primary care.

Key Responsibilities

Clinical Duties

  • Patient Interaction: Engage in patient-facing roles to ensure the safe and effective use of medications through shared decision-making.
  • Medication Optimization: Perform tasks like checking inhaler techniques, supporting medication reviews, and conducting medicines reconciliation.
  • Support Transitions: Assist with medication reviews for new care home patients and coordinate medicine synchronization for patient transfers.
  • Structured Medication Reviews: Organize necessary monitoring tests and support Clinical Pharmacists in conducting SMRs.
  • Public Health Contributions: Offer lifestyle advice, service information, and tackle local health inequalities.
  • Protocol Management: Manage shared care protocols and support antimicrobial stewardship initiatives.

Technical and Administrative Support

  • Process Efficiency: Ensure efficient medicines optimization processes, including the implementation of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and promotion of Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD).
  • Training and Support: Provide training on the legal, safe, and secure handling of medicines.
  • Collaboration: Develop relationships with pharmacy professionals and multidisciplinary team members to enhance care integration.
  • Policy Implementation: Support the implementation of national prescribing policies and assist in delivering on QIPP, QOF, and locally commissioned enhanced services.
  • Quality Improvement: Contribute to practice policies for CQC requirements and support quality improvement measures.

General Responsibilities

Equality and Diversity

  • Promote Equality: Uphold and promote the principles of equality and diversity in all working practices.
  • Dignity and Respect: Ensure the privacy, dignity, and rights of patients, carers, and colleagues are respected.

Professional Development

  • Continuous Learning: Participate in training programs and maintain personal and professional development records.
  • Performance Review: Engage in annual performance reviews and take responsibility for personal growth.

Quality Assurance

  • Maintain Standards: Strive to maintain high-quality standards within the practice.
  • Team Contribution: Reflect on team activities and suggest improvements to enhance performance.

Supervision and Support

  • Clinical Supervision: Access appropriate clinical supervision and general advice from a named individual within the PCN.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please refer to the job reference A4923-24-0012 on the NHS Jobs website. Ensure to submit your application by the closing date, 31 October 2024.

Join our team to contribute to an innovative model of care that emphasizes patient-centered, coordinated care across the community. Your expertise will help patients optimize their medication use, improve health outcomes, and support the efficiency of our healthcare system.

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