Pharmacy Technician Required-NHS Jobs

Website NHS Jobs

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician

Company: NHS Jobs

Job Reference: C9259-23-3963

Location: London, E1 1FR

Job Type: Permanent

Posting Date: 27 December 2023

Closing Date: 10 January 2024

Salary: £30,279.00 to £33,116.00 per year

Additional Salary Information: £30,279.00 – £33,116.00 a year

Hours: Full-time

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Job Summary:

NHS Jobs is currently seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Pharmacy Technician to join our team in London, E1 1FR. As a Pharmacy Technician, you will play a crucial role in accurately labeling and dispensing medication across various prescription types, ensuring adherence to key performance indicators and minimizing waiting times for patients.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accurately label and dispense medication for various prescriptions, including inpatients, TTAs, controlled drugs, clinical trials, and chemotherapy, meeting agreed delivery times.
  • Perform hatch duties, including receiving and logging prescriptions, handling queries, and answering telephone calls.
  • Act as a workflow coordinator in the dispensary, liaising with senior pharmacy technicians.
  • Address and resolve concerns from patients, service users, and stakeholders, escalating issues to senior staff when necessary.
  • Understand and operate the pharmacy automation system, addressing discrepancies and problems promptly.
  • Investigate stock level discrepancies within the dispensary, conduct daily stock checks, and manage expiry date checks.
  • Participate in the disposal of expired pharmaceuticals and follow standard operating procedures for stock control.
  • Perform daily stock and expiry date checks for emergency drug cupboards.
  • Undertake the Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) program to fulfill the role of an accuracy checking pharmacy technician.
  • Conduct fridge temperature checks for relevant cold storage units.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Qualified Pharmacy Technician with relevant certifications.
  • Experience in accurately labeling and dispensing medication in a healthcare setting.
  • Strong communication skills to interact with patients, colleagues, and stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with pharmacy automation systems.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve discrepancies promptly.
  • Knowledge of stock control procedures and expiry date checks.
  • Willingness to undertake the Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) program.
  • Ability to perform under pressure and meet delivery timeframes.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter through the NHS Jobs portal, quoting the job reference C9259-23-3963. The closing date for applications is 10 January 2024.

We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds and are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse working environment.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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