Pharmacy Technician

Brownlow Group Practice

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Job summary

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. The team currently is comprised of seven pharmacists and two pharmacy technicians.

Main duties of the job

· We are seeking a Pharmacy technician preferably with previous experience of working in primary care.

· This exciting new post comes with the benefit of being situated within some training practices with many years’ experience of training GP’s, 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.

About us

Brownlow employ members of the PCN Pharmacy Team on behalf of CLPCN and prides itself in being an exceptional employer. We have a dedicated staff wellbeing team, numerous staff benefits and incentives including protected study leave with financial allowance and enhanced annual leave for 100% attendance. You will receive a 6-month mentorship package and following this will have the option for some home working if appropriate for your role.

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. This can at weekends or in the evening.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • 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

To arrange an informal conversation about this post please contact Catherine Kitchen: Cath.kitchen@livgp.nhs.uk or Jackie Szynalski: Jackie.szynalski@livgp.nhs.uk

Person Specification

Experience

Desirable

  • Previous experience working as a Primary Care Pharmacy Technician

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

Other

Desirable

  • 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 (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Brownlow Group Practice

Address

Marybone Health Centre

Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place

70 Pembroke Place

Liverpool

L69 3GF


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Catherine Kitchen

Cath.kitchen@livgp.nhs.uK

Date posted

29 April 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£25,654 to £39,027 a year Full time equivalent

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A1812-22-7907

Job locations

Marybone Health Centre

Brownlow Health @ Pembroke Place

70 Pembroke Place

Liverpool

L69 3GF


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