Brownlow Group Practice
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Pharmacy Technician to join Central Liverpool PCN's expanding prescribing team and to work with the member practices which includes the Kensington, Marybone, Princess Park, Vauxhall, Abercromby, St James, Dingle Park and The Elms. We wish to expand our pharmacy team to deliver high quality pharmacy services across our network.
Main duties of the job
We are seeking a Pharmacy technician preferably with previous experience of working in primary care.
This exciting post comes with the benefit of being situated within some training practices with many years experience of training GPs, Nurses and other health professionals thus providing a support rich environment to establish this new way of working. Rarely in the NHS does an opportunity arise to be part of a brand new team and way of working at the cutting edge of primary care medicine
The post holder will work as part of the multi-disciplinary team in a patient-facing role.
To support the Primary Care Network to ensure the delivery of safe, effective and efficient systems for repeat prescribing, medication review, medicines optimisation, reducing medicines waste and maximising patient outcomes.
Brownlow prides itself in being an exceptional employer. We have a dedicated staff wellbeing team and offer numerous staff benefits and incentives including protected study leave with financial allowance. You will receive a 6-month mentorship/induction package and following this will have the option for some home working should you wish to if appropriate for your role.
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 which we are proud to serve. With this commitment in mind, we actively encourage individuals who self-identify as having protected characteristics to apply for this role. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from: 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.
Although not required by law we strongly recommend that all staff have received all Covid vaccinations.
Extended access will form part of your contracted hours.
- 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
- To support and/or manage PCN wide projects depending on experience
- Work in a professional manner, complying with confidentiality and data protection policies
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).