Dispenser

Rothschild House Group

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Job summary

Under the direct supervision of the Responsible Dispenser carry out day-to-day activities connected with the preparation and supply of medicines and provide advice to patients on the use of medicines.

The Dispensary is open 8am -6pm and exact working pattern can be discussed at interview. The role will be based at Tring and Markyate but there may be the need to work at other sites within the group on an add hoc basis

Job Description attached gives further details

Main duties of the job

Label and dispense prescriptions in accordance with standard operating procedures to ensure safe, efficient and accurate supply to patients. Dispense controlled drugs and make necessary entries in the controlled drugs register in accordance with standard operating procedures and complying with the relevant legal controls.

Create and update patient medication records in accordance with data protection principles to ensure patient confidentiality. Issue repeat prescriptions in accordance with Practice protocol.

Store refrigerated items appropriately and maintain the temperature control record/logbook.Assist with stock ordering and date/usage checking to maximise availability and minimise waste.Ensure the safe and appropriate storage of medicines.Assist with the preparation of monitored dosage systems to benefit patients on multiple medication regimes.

See attached job description for further information

About us

We are a 12 Partner practice located across 5 sites in Tring, Berkhamsted, Pitstone and Markyate.

Our mission statement is for the whole team to be committed to providing high quality care to our patients; we will always put our patients first, respecting individuality and dignity.

Our vision is to provide a safe and enjoyable working environment where every team member feels valued and part of a happy work place. We strive for excellent care of our patients but also our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Label and dispense prescriptions in accordance with standard operating procedures to ensure safe, efficient and accurate supply to patients.

Dispense controlled drugs and make necessary entries in the controlled drugs register in accordance with standard operating procedures and complying with the relevant legal controls.

Ensure the correct receipt of prescriptions and transfer of dispensed medicines to and from patients.

Highlight medicine interactions, dose changes and other issues pertaining to prescriptions to the GP.

Create and update patient medication records in accordance with data protection principles to ensure patient confidentiality.

Issue repeat prescriptions in accordance with Practice protocol.

Store refrigerated items appropriately and maintain the temperature control record/logbook.

Assist with stock ordering and date/usage checking to maximise availability and minimise waste.

Ensure the safe and appropriate storage of medicines.

Assist with the preparation of monitored dosage systems to benefit patients on multiple medication regimes.

Check endorsements and patient declarations on prescriptions and file correctly to ensure maximum payments are received with minimal prescription switches.

Undertake all necessary cleaning duties so that dispensary, dispensary office and storage areas are kept clean and tidy at all times.

Support the delivery of DRUMS and other professional services either by direct involvement or by freeing up the lead dispensers time.

Promote good working relations with local surgeries, pharmacies and care homes

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good Standard of general education
  • NVQ level 2 minimum (or equivalent ) in Dispensing
  • Valid driving licence

Desirable

  • Handling prescription queries and processing requests
  • Dispensing in a general practice environment

Experience

Essential

  • Working in a dispensary or pharmacy environment
  • Dealing with patients/customers

Skills, Knowledge and abilities

Essential

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Adaptable and able to multi-task
  • Comprehensive understanding of patient confidentiality
  • Time and resource management
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Rothschild House Group

Address

Chapel Street

Tring

Hertfordshire

HP23 6PU


Employer's website

https://www.rothschildhousesurgery.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Kim Reed

kim.reed6@nhs.net

07518418105

Date posted

11 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A0413-22-5596

Job locations

Chapel Street

Tring

Hertfordshire

HP23 6PU


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