PCN Pharmacy Technician
Lakeside Healthcare Group
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Lakeside Healthcare is continuing to expand its team of Pharmacy Technicians across the organisation and its Primary Care Network member practices. We aim to build the largest Pharmacy Technician workforce in General Practice. We value the contribution that Pharmacy Technicians make within our multi-disciplinary teams, and we aim to continue to safely push the boundaries in-order to develop the Pharmacy Technician role.
Main duties of the job
Your role will be to predominately support our Pharmacists with Medicines Reconciliation and Medication Reviews. This is an innovative role to work within the Lakeside Healthcare Pharmacy team to ensure safe and effective use of medicines for patients within Lakeside Healthcare. As a starting point the role will initially focus on medicines reconciliation from clinic and discharge letters, and will develop further as the role of the Pharmacy team expands within the organisation. It is vital that effective systems and procedures are in place to ensure that this process is effective, safe and efficient. The right candidate will be involved in day to day management of this with regular and thorough reviews of all medications. The process also ensures that patients receive the appropriate monitoring necessary for the medication they are prescribed.
If you are working across a Primary Care Network, you will be required to complete the 15 month CPPE Training pathway for Pharmacy Technicians. Please see the CPPE website for further information.
Within the Supporting Information of your application please state the number of hours and days you wish to work.
LAKESIDE HEALTHCARE is changing the face of primary care provision in England. We are bold, adventurous and ambitious and determined to thrive in uncertain times. We are the largest true partnership in the NHS and operate from various sites across the East Midlands. We serve the healthcare needs of over 170,000 patients across Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire & Cambridgeshire, operating services for 4 Primary Care Networks (PCN) across our geography. Joining our team presents an opportunity to be part of a large organisation that is changing the way primary care is delivered today, focussed on local needs at a PCN level.
About the Practice/Department/Team
South Peterborough PCN is a large, forward-thinking Primary Care Network compromising five practices across South Peterborough. We recognise the value that these roles will bring to our practices and our patients, and we look forward to growing our PCN team. Our aim is to provide exemplary patient care; finding innovative solutions in general practice to deliver the best care we can to our patients.
The role of pharmacy within General Practice is part of an exciting programme of transformationwhich is underpinned by the NHS Long Term Plan.
This is an innovative role to work within the Lakeside Healthcare Pharmacy team to ensure safeand effective use of medicines for patients within Lakeside Healthcare.
As a starting point the role will initially focus on medicines reconciliation from clinic and dischargeletters, and will develop further as the role of the Pharmacy team expands within theorganisation. It is vital that effective systems and procedures are in place to ensure that thisprocess is effective, safe and efficient. The right candidate will be involved in day to daymanagement of this with regular and thorough reviews of all medications. The process alsoensures that patients receive the appropriate monitoring necessary for the medication they areprescribed.
Duties and areas of responsibility
Medicines reconciliation from clinic and discharge letters
Take a central role in the clinical aspects of shared care protocols
Level 1 medication reviews to include:
o Identifying patients on repeat medication who have not had a medication review
o Check medical notes to assess if any monitoring is required and arrange asappropriate
o Update medication as appropriate following defined protocols
o Remove any old or unnecessary medication from repeat
o Update quantities to provide appropriate supply each month
o Review dosage instructions to ensure concise and clear instructions
Ensure prescribing is in-line with the Lakeside Drug Formulary whilst taking consideration ofCCG prescribing guidance.
Support Clinical Pharmacists with general prescription requests and medication queries toallow them to review the more clinically complex requests.
Liaise with the pharmacist if there are any concerns regarding patient medication regimens
Promote and support the implementation of electronic repeat dispensing
Conduct searches for audits and high-risk drug monitoring using clinical systems.
Participate in practice meetings, and other meetings to improve engagement of the role ofpharmacy technician within the Lakeside Pharmacy model and to promote issues relevant toprescribing.
Undertake training and development, to ensure the required knowledge and skills forpractice-based work.
Support initiatives for antimicrobial stewardship to reduce inappropriate antibioticprescribing.
Assist in the delivery of medicines optimisation incentive schemes and audits relating toMHRA alerts, drug monitoring and other patient safety initiatives.
Develop relationships with other pharmacy technicians, pharmacists and members of themulti-disciplinary team to support integration of the pharmacy team across health and socialcare including primary care, community pharmacy, secondary care, and mental health.
Training and personal development:
You will participate in any training and development programmes implemented by LakesideHealthcare. This could include:
Participation in individual performance reviews, including maintaining a record of yourown personal and professional development.
Working with the Senior Pharmacist and the Management team to assess own learningneeds and undertaken any training as appropriate.
Make effective use of learning opportunities inside and outside the workplace, andprovide relevant feedback where appropriate.
Disseminate learning and information gained to other team members in order to sharegood practice and inform others about current and future developments.
Undertake mandatory and statutory training as required.
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Lakeside Healthcare Group
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15 November 2021
£24,000 to £27,000 a year