Pharmacy Technician

Brownlow Group Practice

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Job summary

We are seeking a Band 5 / Band 6 Pharmacy Technician to join our team (salary will be dependent on experience)

We seek a Pharmacy technician preferably with previous experience of working in primary care to join Central Liverpool PCN's team

The team currently comprises of 3 pharmacy technicians, and 11 pharmacists in the Network team. You will be expected to complete the CPPE Primary Care Pharmacy Education Pathway if you havent already done so. Study time and supervision will be provided.

This post is situated within some training practices with many years experience training GPs, Nurses and other health professionals providing a support rich environment to establish this new way of working.

The post holder will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team in a patient-facing role.

This is an exciting time to be involved in general practice and to be part of shaping primary care for the future.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for candidates with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, who are also able to demonstrate strong organisational skills, work well independently and as part of a team, and have the ability to prioritise competing demands. You will have the opportunity to become part of GP practice teams and contribute to their prescribing quality and safety. You will also have the opportunity to actively participate in the network pharmacy team, contributing to raising the standards of prescribing across the network.

You should be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) with BTEC National Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science, NVQ level 3 Pharmacy Services or equivalent.

Experience of a pharmacy technician role in a primary care setting would be desirable although not essential as training can be provided.

About us

The Pharmacy Team across Central Liverpool are a hardworking, expanding team and have embraced the challenges of working in the current exceptional circumstances.

Personal and professional development is supported for all members of the team and the successful candidates will also be expected to develop project work and contribute to the learning and development of the whole team as appropriate.

The position attracts a competitive salary and access to the NHS pension scheme

Brownlow is an organisation that is committed to equality and diversity, and we strive for our workforce to be representative and inclusive of the complex and diverse community.

We actively encourage individuals who self-identify as having protected characteristics to apply for this role. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from: women and gender minorities; individuals with linguistic diversity, members of the LGBTQ+ community; members of black, minority ethnic, and minority faith groups; and from those who are disabled and / or neurodiverse.

We are mindful that we may not always be aware of structural and systemic factors, which might discourage or prevent certain minority groups and marginalised populations from applying to join our team. If you are aware that any such barriers do exist, please let us know so that we can work to overcome and dismantle these.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To liaise with patients, practice staff, GPs, care home staff and community pharmacists in all aspects of medication reviews and prescribing queries to improve the pharmaceutical care of patients.

  • To support medication review and conduct medicines reconciliation.
  • To identify patients suitable for medication changes in line with the Medicines Management work plan to support QOF, prescribing targets and CCG projects and subsequently make those changes with the agreement of the GP or pharmacist, e.g: dose optimisation, formulary switching.
  • To assess prescribing data using practice clinical computer systems and patient records, highlight any recommendations and implement changes if required, to ensure patients medication records are up to date
  • Under the direction of the PCN Pharmacist/GPs, assist with medication changes from hospital letters and medicines reconciliation for new patients. To highlight any medication errors/queries and report any concerns to the PCN Pharmacist/GPs to support local clinical governance structures eg datix reporting.

To implement initiatives to reduce waste, improve medicines compliance and ensure best practice is adopted in accordance with local guidelines, legislation, safety updates e.g NICE, MHRA

  • To assist the PCN Pharmacist with any searches, data collection and letter production required for prescribing changes or drug alerts.
  • To facilitate High Risk Drug Monitoring
  • To provide information and answer technical medicines management queries from healthcare professionals and members of the public.
  • To help develop and implement medicines management initiatives through the work of the practice e.g. repeat dispensing, pharmacy MURs.
  • In conjunction with the PCN pharmacist deliver training and education on prescribing and therapeutics in general practice
  • To provide pharmacy systems training to new members of the team and provide leadership to new staff.
  • To take an active part in our Covid Vaccination programme when needed, reconstituting vaccine, managing the cold chain and stock control
  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • To be able to work independently and have good time management skills
  • Work in a professional manner, complying with confidentiality and data protection policies

The post-holder:

1. Is advised that the job description describes responsibilities as they are currently required and these are subject for review and updating in the light of changing service needs. Any changes will be subject to consultation as part of the annual appraisal.

2. Should be aware that job descriptions are not fixed although every effort is made to ensure that the responsibilities reflect what you are being asked to do. However by the nature of the business that Brownlow Health undertakes this demands flexibility in order to provide a service to our patients and Doctors. The job title and description may be amended and you may be asked to undertake additional duties not specified that may be reasonably required.

3. May be expected to work at any of the medical practice sites in line with service needs.

Person Specification

Essential

  • General Pharmaceutical Council Registration as a Pharmacy Technician
  • BTEC National Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science, NVQ level 3 Pharmacy Services or equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD

Desirable

Previous experience working as a Primary Care Pharmacy Technician

Access to a car and a driving licence

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • General Pharmaceutical Council Registration as a Pharmacy Technician
  • BTEC National Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science, NVQ level 3 Pharmacy Services or equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD

Desirable

  • Previous experience working as Primary Care Pharmacy Technician

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

Brownlow Group Practice

Address

Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place

70 Pembroke Place

Liverpool

Merseyside

L69 3GF


Employer's website

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

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Date posted

03 November 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£25,654 to £39,027 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A1812-21-1215

Job locations

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70 Pembroke Place

Liverpool

Merseyside

L69 3GF


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