Pharmacy Technician

Ashington House Surgery

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Job summary

Working for Ashington House Surgery & North Swindon Surgery - Brunel PCN3

Full Time (37.5hrs per week) or Part Time.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Pharmacy Technician to join our friendly, innovative, expanding and forward thinking teams. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Pharmacy Technician to join our General Practice teams as we expand and develop our services.

Main duties of the job

The Pharmacy Technician will support the role of the Clinical Pharmacist to deliver the General Practice model of care. The purpose of the role is to lead improvements to maximise safe, cost-effective prescribing in order to improve quality, efficiency and patient care. The post holder will support patients to maximise the benefits from their medication, at the same time minimising clinical risk. This will include switching medications in accordance with approved protocols, reducing medicines wastage and improving repeat prescribing processes (including promotion of repeat dispensing and online ordering).

About us

We are an established surgery in West Swindon. We offer a high standard of patient centred healthcare to the local community.

We offer our patients a variety of appointments including book on the day, book in advance, online, telephone and video consultations.

The surgery is a member of the Brunel Healthcare Group and part of a primary care network alongside Ridge Green Surgery, North Swindon Practice and Park Lane Practice. Together we are committed to ensuring patients within the local community have access to the best care possible within the resources that we have.

As part of the primary care network we have recently improved services by jointly employing a primary care Pharmacist to improve the quality and safety of prescribing, and also a Health and Wellbeing advisor whose role is to coordinate social initiatives and advise individual patients how they can improve their health through lifestyle changes.

In addition we also offer additional services including, Physiotherapist, Medication reviews, Diabetes Management, Blood Tests, Antenatal Care, Family Planning and Chronic Disease Management.

Further information on the services we provide and how to access them can be found within this Website.

Date posted

27 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A3520-22-8735

Job locations

Ashington Way

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN25 4XF


Home Ground Surgery

Thames Avenue

Swindon

SN25 1QQ


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Pharmacy Technician will support the role of the Clinical Pharmacist to deliver the General Practice model of care. The purpose of the role is to lead improvements to maximise safe, cost-effective prescribing in order to improve quality, efficiency and patient care. The post holder will support patients to maximise the benefits from their medication, at the same time minimising clinical risk. This will include switching medications in accordance with approved protocols, reducing medicines wastage and improving repeat prescribing processes (including promotion of repeat dispensing and online ordering).

Teamwork is at the heart of our culture, with regular MDT and clinical meetings and we have a passion for improving health outcomes for all our patients. Our welcoming, friendly and supportive team are committed to delivering high quality patient care. We are all active teaching practices with GP trainees and junior Doctors and our Pharmacy team will be involved in teaching and training.

The post holder will be:

  • Committed to individual and practice development
  • Already employed as a Clinical Pharmacist
  • Keen to work in a supportive working environment
  • Willing to undertake GP Registrar and medical student teaching

Flexible working patterns are available. We are very open to hearing new ideas and trying different ways of working; development of special interests is encouraged.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Pharmacy Technician will support the role of the Clinical Pharmacist to deliver the General Practice model of care. The purpose of the role is to lead improvements to maximise safe, cost-effective prescribing in order to improve quality, efficiency and patient care. The post holder will support patients to maximise the benefits from their medication, at the same time minimising clinical risk. This will include switching medications in accordance with approved protocols, reducing medicines wastage and improving repeat prescribing processes (including promotion of repeat dispensing and online ordering).

Teamwork is at the heart of our culture, with regular MDT and clinical meetings and we have a passion for improving health outcomes for all our patients. Our welcoming, friendly and supportive team are committed to delivering high quality patient care. We are all active teaching practices with GP trainees and junior Doctors and our Pharmacy team will be involved in teaching and training.

The post holder will be:

  • Committed to individual and practice development
  • Already employed as a Clinical Pharmacist
  • Keen to work in a supportive working environment
  • Willing to undertake GP Registrar and medical student teaching

Flexible working patterns are available. We are very open to hearing new ideas and trying different ways of working; development of special interests is encouraged.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BTEC/NVQ level 3 or equivalent in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Professional registration with GPhC
  • Experience of working as a qualified, registered pharmacy technician
  • in primary care, community, or hospital pharmacy
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BTEC/NVQ level 3 or equivalent in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Professional registration with GPhC
  • Experience of working as a qualified, registered pharmacy technician
  • in primary care, community, or hospital pharmacy

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).

Additional information

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

Ashington House Surgery

Address

Ashington Way

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN25 4XF


Employer's website

https://www.ashingtonhouse.com/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Ashington House Surgery

Address

Ashington Way

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN25 4XF


Employer's website

https://www.ashingtonhouse.com/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Hayley Beresford

hberesford@nhs.net

Date posted

27 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A3520-22-8735

Job locations

Ashington Way

Swindon

Wiltshire

SN25 4XF


Home Ground Surgery

Thames Avenue

Swindon

SN25 1QQ


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