PCN Pharmacy Technician

Malpas Surgery

The closing date is 31 August 2022

Job summary

4 VACANCIES

The Rural Alliance Primary Care Network (PCN) is looking to recruit 4 experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Pharmacy Technicians to join our Pharmacy team across our Primary Care Network in South Cheshire.

We have positions available in Bunbury, Malpas, Tarporley and at the Village Surgeries Group in Tattenhall and Farndon. As a PCN Pharmacy Technician, the role holder will be employed at a practice but will be expected to support work across the PCN, including travelling across sites as required.

The PCN practices each employ a clinical pharmacist. Pharmacy Technicians will have a key role in providing technical and administrative support to their Clinical Pharmacist, clinicians, practice staff and the wider PCN. Their work will be varied and interesting and will contribute to a safe, accurate, cost efficient and timely medication/prescribing service, to ensure the best clinical outcomes for our patients.

Main duties of the job

Amongst other duties, the successful candidate will:

  • Identify patients suitable for medication change and review, to support QOF, IIF, PCN DES and ICB prescribing incentive scheme targets.
  • Analyse prescribing data using the clinical system patient records, highlight any recommendations and implement changes if required.
  • Implement initiatives to reduce waste and improve medicines compliance.
  • Under clinical supervision, manage medication changes from hospital letters. Communicate with secondary care staff as required.
  • Support medication reviews and medicines reconciliation (including new patients). Complete data gathering exercises to support the clinician carrying out medication reviews.
  • Implement service changes relating to prescribing to ensure best practice is adopted in accordance with local guidelines, legislation, safety updates e.g NICE, MHRA.
  • Complete audits on patient safety and cost savings in the prescribing of medication.
  • Process repeat medication requests, including the conversion of acute requests to repeat medicines, changing quantities of medicines.
  • Issue prescriptions in line with agreed clinical protocols and within your competency.
  • Manage medication queries within agreed protocols.

About us

The Rural Alliance PCN is a group of six practices in rural West Cheshire who work collaboratively. The 6 GP practices which form the Rural Alliance PCN are Bunbury Health Centre; Kelsall Medical Practice; Malpas Surgery; Drs Adey & Dancy, Tarporley; Dr Campbell & Partners, Tarporley Health Centre and The Village Surgeries Group. The Alliance is made up of 18 whole time equivalent GPs serving a population of approximately 41,000 patients. We work closely with our Integrated Community Care team and Tarporley War Memorial Hospital and look after 5 Nursing Homes with circa 160 residents.

All the practices in the PCN are committed to working together to provide new models of care and skill mixing and we are supported by a proactive and responsive ICP. We pride ourselves in providing the best care for our patients and offering mentorship and development support for those who work with us.

A DBS check is an essential requirement for the post. Employment of the post, on the same terms and conditions, will move to the new PCN Company when this is formed in 2023.

Date posted

04 August 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience Band 5 - from £25,655pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A0608-22-8546

Job locations

Laurel Bank Surgery

Old Hall Street

Malpas

Cheshire

SY14 8PS


Village Surgeries Group

Ravenholme Lane

Tattenhall

Cheshire

CH3 9RE


Tarporley Adey and Dancy

Park Road

Tarporley

Cheshire

CW6 0BE


Bunbury Medical Practice

Vicarage Lane

Bunbury

Tarporley

Cheshire

CW6 9PE


Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. This should be referenced in your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. This should be referenced in your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • For full details please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. These criteria should be referenced in your application.

Experience

Essential

  • For full details please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. These criteria should be referenced in your application.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • For full details please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. These criteria should be referenced in your application.

Experience

Essential

  • For full details please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. These criteria should be referenced in your application.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Malpas Surgery

Address

Laurel Bank Surgery

Old Hall Street

Malpas

Cheshire

SY14 8PS


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Malpas Surgery

Address

Laurel Bank Surgery

Old Hall Street

Malpas

Cheshire

SY14 8PS


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Edward Rigby

malpas.surgery@nhs.net

01948860205

Date posted

04 August 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience Band 5 - from £25,655pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A0608-22-8546

Job locations

Laurel Bank Surgery

Old Hall Street

Malpas

Cheshire

SY14 8PS


Village Surgeries Group

Ravenholme Lane

Tattenhall

Cheshire

CH3 9RE


Tarporley Adey and Dancy

Park Road

Tarporley

Cheshire

CW6 0BE


Bunbury Medical Practice

Vicarage Lane

Bunbury

Tarporley

Cheshire

CW6 9PE


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