Pharmacy Technicians - Ely PCN

Ely PCNs

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Job overview

Following the successful recruitment of of five Clinical Pharmacists last year, Ely PCN is now ready to recruit a small team of qualified Pharmacy Technicians.

Our Pharmacy Technicians will be valued and supported members of the PCN team, and will work closely with clinicians and Pharmacists from our six GP Practices, helping us continue safe and effective prescribing practice and the obvious benefits that brings to our patients.

We are recruiting two positions initially, with the post-holders each supporting three Practices.

Supervision, oversight and support will be offered from a Clinical Pharmacist, and training will be encouraged.

This is a new role for the PCN, and so a unique opportunity be involved right from the start.

Salary will be up to a maximum of £28,000 per annum (pro rata) depending on experience.

Main duties of the job

You will have an enthusiasm for patient safety, service development, personal development, and are likely to have experience in either a community pharmacy or primary care setting.

Good communication and IT skills will be vital,and you will be qualified and registeredas a Pharmacy Technicianwith the GPhC.

Key tasks include:

  • Direct work with patients, including supporting safe medication use, repeat prescription reconciliations, and leading Level 1 medication reviews.
  • Liaison with Practice colleagues and partner organisations, including care homes, CCG Medicines Optimisation Teams and local Pharmacies.
  • Supporting safe systems of working, including leading audits, communicating safety alerts and formulary changes.
  • Supporting delivery of contract requirements, including DES contract and QOF targets.

About us

Primary Care Networks formed in 2019 to support the join-up of Primary Care GP services in local clusters across England.

Ely North PCN and Ely South PCN cover the majority of the East Cambridgeshire region. We work closely with one another and have a joint Board and joint management team. Together we are known as Ely Primary Care Networks.

Ely PCNs are keen to support our staff, and are considered a forward-thinking and innovative group.

Ely North PCN member Practices are:

  • Cathedral Medical Centre, Ely
  • St Marys Surgery, Ely
  • St Georges Medical Centre, Littleport

Ely South PCN member Practices are:

  • Burwell Surgery
  • Haddenham Surgery
  • Staploe Medical Centre, Soham

Job description

Job responsibilities

Overview

  • The role will involve working closely with our Clinical Pharmacists, GPs and other Practice staff to support safe, effective and efficient prescribing within the Practices. Regular tasks include:
  • Direct work with patients, including supporting safe medication use, repeat prescription reconciliations, and leading Level 1 medication reviews.
  • Liaison with Practice colleagues and partner organisations, including care homes, CCG Medicines Optimisation Teams and local Pharmacies.
  • Supporting safe systems of working, including leading audits, communicating safety alerts and formulary changes.
  • Supporting delivery of contract requirements, including DES contract and QOF targets.
Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for detailed information.

Person Specification

Additional criteria

Essential

  • - Satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.
  • - Satisfactory employment references.
  • - Ability to travel easily in the community when required.

Desirable

  • - Good fit with the PCN leadership team.
  • - Absence of referee concerns / high numbers of patient complaints.
  • - Driver with access to vehicle.

Personal skills and attributes

Essential

  • - Good communicator.
  • - Well-organised, diligent, and attentive to detail.
  • - Ability to build strong working relationships.
  • - Self-motivated and able to prioritise.
  • - Works well as part of a team.
  • - Resilient; ability to work under pressure and manage personal stress.
  • - Enthusiasm to continue to learn and develop.

Desirable

  • - Excellent communicator.
  • - Excellent IT skills.

Experience

Essential

  • - Managing patient medication.
  • - Using IT systems to record, analyse and communicate information accurately.

Desirable

  • - More than three years experience working within Primary Care.
  • - Using the SystmOne clinical system.

Qualifications

Essential

  • - GCSE or equivalent in both Maths and English at Grade C or above.
  • - Appropriately qualified and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

Desirable

  • - Evidence of further training and qualifications.

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

Ely PCNs

Address

c/o Staploe Medical Centre

Brewhouse Lane

Soham

Cambridgeshire

CB7 5JD


Employer's website

https://www.staploe.com/info.aspx?p=17

Date posted

10 May 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A4430-21-3285

Job locations

c/o Staploe Medical Centre

Brewhouse Lane

Soham

Cambridgeshire

CB7 5JD


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