PCN Pharmacy Technician

Dover Town Primary Care Network


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Job summary

Clinical Pharmacy in General Practice is part of an exciting programme of transformation to develop a new model of care which addresses our ambition to deliver a person-centred co-ordinated care. The Clinical Pharmacy in General Practice model is supported by the direction of national policy including the Five Year Forward View and GP Forward View where there is a need to better utilise the role of pharmacy within primary care to pro-actively help patients stay safe and well and out of hospital as well as helping to reduce the demands on general practice.

Main duties of the job

The purpose of this role is to lead improvements to maximise safe, cost effective best practice in prescribing to improve the quality of patient care. The post holder will help patients to get the best from their medicines through effective medicines reconciliation after discharge and on other transfers of care, medication use reviews, identification of patients suitable for electronic repeat dispensing, promotion of online ordering, providing assurance of monitoring of high risk drugs, and handling of prescription queries within the areas of competence. The role will also include training and development of practice based prescribing clerks and administrators to support improved co-ordination and effective pharmacy administration within general practice, especially with relation to repeat prescribing systems and processes.

About us

We offer competitive salaries, a generous annual leave entitlement, access to the NHS Pension scheme, NHS Staff Discount and Blue Light Card Scheme and a commitment to developing the skills of our workforce as part of our overall remuneration package.

If you are a positive, confident and an organised individual who adopts a flexible can do attitude to your work coupled with a focus on high quality service delivery then this role could be just right for you.

Candidates will be contacted only if the application is taken forward.

We will close the vacancy early if we receive enough suitable applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Support the role of the Clinical Pharmacist at PCN level in the delivery of the new Clinical Pharmacy in General Practice model

  • Medicines reconciliation post discharge and on other transfers of care
  • Undertake medication use reviews this includes but is not limited to:

Undertake patient facing and patient supporting roles to ensure effective medicines use, through shared decision-making conversations with patients;

Carry out medicines optimisation tasks including effective medicine administration (e.g. checking inhaler technique), supporting medication reviews, and medicines reconciliation. Where required, utilise consultation skills to work in partnership with patients to ensure they use their medicines effectively;

Person Specification



  • Please see attached document

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants.

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

Dover Town Primary Care Network


100-106 High Street



CT16 1EQ

Employer's website


For help with your application, contact:

Mr Kieran Sohail



Date posted

17 August 2021

Pay scheme



£24,500 to £26,620 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working, Term time hours

Reference number


Job locations

100-106 High Street



CT16 1EQ

Peter Street



CT16 1EF

2 Harold Street



CT16 1SF

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