PCN Pharmacy Technician

Lakeside Healthcare Group

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Job summary

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.

At present we have vacancies across the following sites:

St. Neots Primary Care Network (Covering Lakeside St Neots, Great Staughton Surgery, Monkfield Medical Practice and St. Neots Health Centre).

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate will be a registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC, be flexible and friendly, and enjoy working as part of a busy team.

Your role will be to predominately support our Pharmacists with Medicines Reconciliation and Medication Reviews. We aim to expand the role as the Pharmacy Technician team continues to grow. Full details can be found in the Job Description.

We have full and part time roles available across the region so we are confident there will be something for you within our team.

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.

About us

Lakeside Healthcare Group serves the healthcare needs of over 180,000 patients across three counties Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. Our sites are also part of four Primary Care Networks within these regions.

We currently have a team of 9 Pharmacy Technicians and 15 Pharmacists across our sites. Whilst you will have a main base, your role will form part of this central pharmacy team.

In return we will offer competitive salary plus benefits, a holiday allowance which recognises continuous NHS services and an NHS Pension.

Please note that you will only be contacted if you have been shortlisted for an interview.

Please note: As a CQC regulated provider of healthcare, from 1 April 2022 we will be required to ensure that all of our workforce have had both first and second COVID-19 vaccinations (unless you can provide an exemption status certificate or similar). Therefore, if successful at interview, you will be asked to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to commencing with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role of pharmacy within General Practice is part of an exciting programme of transformation which is underpinned by the NHS Long Term Plan. 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.

Please see attached full job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BTEC/NVQ level 3 or equivalent in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Professional Registration with the GPhC
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Experience of working as a Pharmacy Technician in community pharmacy

Desirable

  • Experience of working as a Pharmacy Technician in either a CCG or hospital pharmacy

Personal Qualities / Other

Essential

  • Good accuracy and attention to detail
  • Has a planned and organised approach with an ability to prioritise their own workload to meet strict deadlines
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a busy environment; ability to deal with both urgent and important tasks and to prioritise effectively.
  • Adaptability, flexibility and ability to cope with uncertainty and change
  • Approachable and polite
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Efficient worker
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Team player
  • Willing to ask for help when needed
  • Self-motivated and Proactive
  • Able to work across all the sites within Lakeside Healthcare Group (and the PCN if applicable)

Knowledge and Understanding

Essential

  • Good knowledge of Clinical Pharmacy and general medical terminology
  • Good standard of written and spoken English
  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmacy law and ethics and current legislation

Desirable

  • Experience of clinical systems (SystmOne/Emis/Vision)
  • An appreciation of NHS agenda and CCG targets relating to prescribing

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Lakeside Healthcare Group

Address

14 Huntingdon Street

St. Neots

Cambridgeshire

PE19 1BQ


Employer's website

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


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Date posted

04 January 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£24,000 to £28,000 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A3007-22-1234

Job locations

14 Huntingdon Street

St. Neots

Cambridgeshire

PE19 1BQ


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