Pharmacy Technician Required-NHS Jobs

Website NHS Jobs

Job Title: Pharmacy Technician

Posting Date: 21 December 2023

Salary: Not specified, negotiable

Hours: Full-time

Closing Date: 31 January 2024

Location: Ipswich, IP1 2EU

Company: NHS Jobs

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: A2370-23-0028

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We are currently seeking a highly motivated and skilled Pharmacy Technician to join our dynamic team at NHS Jobs. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the practice teams, ensuring the safe and efficient use of medicines. This is a permanent, full-time position based in Ipswich, offering a negotiable salary.

Key Activities / Responsibilities:

The Pharmacy Technician will be responsible for a range of duties, including:

  • Providing support to practice teams by answering queries from patients and staff within professional competence.
  • Assisting pharmacists in improving quality and safety related to the use of medicines, including conducting patient safety audits.
  • Managing medication safety alerts and assisting with medicines reconciliation in accordance with practice protocols.
  • Updating patient medical records and prescribing information as needed.
  • Contributing to the achievement of the Practice’s prescribing Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) targets.
  • Participating in the review and development of repeat prescribing protocols and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Advising GPs, staff, and patients on changes to prescribing for improved safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Supporting patients in managing their medications, including synchronizing medications and setting up electronic repeat dispensing.
  • Assisting in the monitoring and management of prescribing budgets and liaising with the Medicines Management team.
  • Collaborating with Burlington Pharmacists to provide medication reviews, patient information leaflets, and enhancing medicine awareness throughout the clinical team.
  • Taking a proactive approach to the safe handling of prescriptions, assessing risks, and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Responding to medication queries from patients and staff in a professional manner.

Staff Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in training and professional leadership.

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Observing a personal duty of care in relation to equipment and resources.
  • Promoting cost-effective, safe, evidence-based prescribing.

General Responsibilities:

  • Being flexible and prepared to adapt to additional duties as needed.
  • Covering for sickness and holidays based on practice demand.
  • Effectively managing own workload, time, and resources.


  • Complying with confidentiality rules pertaining to staff, patients, and business information.


  • Recognizing the importance of effective communication within the team and with patients and carers.

Personal/Professional Development:

  • Participating in training programs as required by the practice.
  • Taking responsibility for personal and professional development.


  • Maintaining quality within the practice and alerting team members to issues of quality and risk.
  • Assessing own performance and taking accountability for actions.

Health & Safety:

  • Assisting in promoting and maintaining health, safety, and security in the workplace.

Equality and Diversity:

  • Supporting the equality, diversity, and rights of patients, carers, and colleagues.

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