Pharmacy Technician

KINGSKERSWELL & IPPLEPEN HEALTH CENTRE

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Job summary

It's an exciting time to join our Primary Care Network Pharmacy Team as we continue to grow and support the practice teams within our PCN. 

This is a fast paced role and no two days are the same! We are looking for individuals who can use a broad range of transferable skills in addition to their clinical knowledge. Previous experience of working in a practice setting is not required as full training will be given. You will be required to work on a rotational basis in each of the Primary Care Network settings so own transport is essential.

Good communication skills are essential as you will be liaising with our practice teams daily in addition to speaking with patients.  

If you have a 'can-do' approach and a desire to join a forward thinking team who can offer the opportunity for professional growth, then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the issue of repeat prescriptions to ensure high quality, safe and timely repeat prescribing
    • To provide supervision, training, and professional leadership to the practices administrative staff
    • To communicate effectively and professionally with patients on the telephone, electronically or face to face
    • To update patient medical records in an accurate and timely manner
    • To support systems to review medication usage and synchronisation of medication supplies; amendment durations of prescriptions to match actual medication use; co-ordinate and lead efforts to satisfy medication monitoring requirements; liaise with the administrative team in regard to patient discharge information and clinical letters in order to perform medication reconciliation; assist GP's and the PCN Pharmacy team with medication reviews
    • To respond to medication queries from patients and staff and action as appropriate in accordance with practice protocols

    About us

    An opportunity has arisen to join the Primary Care Network (PCN) of Kingskerswell & Ipplepen Medical Practice, Albany Surgery in Newton Abbot and Bovey Tracey and Chudleigh Medical Practice. The teams across the three practices have an excellent reputation as friendly, hardworking and high achieving accredited training practices. The practices have been rated Good or Outstanding by CQC, with consistent, positive GP patient survey results which demonstrate the strong patient centred customer focus and efficiency of the teams.

    We are currently looking to expand our PCN team which currently consists of a Clinical Pharmacist team, Social Prescribing Team and Paramedic Team. We formed as a PCN in May 2019 and have since then proactively grown our clinical workforce which supports us at practice and at network level.

    We are looking to employ two full time Pharmacy Technicians to work as part of our PCN team which currently consists of a Pharmacy Lead, two Clinical Pharmacists and a Pharmacy Technician.

    NOTE: A job share will be considered for the right candidate. Please clearly indicate on your application if you are applying for part-time hours.

    Date posted

    22 April 2022

    Pay scheme

    Other

    Salary

    £24,000 to £26,000 a year

    Contract

    Permanent

    Working pattern

    Full-time

    Reference number

    A4492-22-4254

    Job locations

    Albany Surgery

    Scott Close

    Newton Abbot

    Devon

    TQ12 1GJ


    Riverside Surgery

    Le Molay-littry Way

    Bovey Tracey

    Newton Abbot

    Devon

    TQ13 9QP


    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Who we are looking for

    • Registered Pharmacy technician registered with the GPHC
    • Minimum 2 years post registration experience
    • Evidence of continuing professional development and a desire to learn new skills
    • Experience using protocols and policies
    • Experience using clinical audits
    • Full UK Driving licence
    • Involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
    • Effective communicator able to communicate complex and highly sensitive information (oral and written)
    • Ability to work within a team, be part of and to create a positive culture and atmosphere for patients and staff

    Please refer to uploaded job description for more infomration

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Who we are looking for

    • Registered Pharmacy technician registered with the GPHC
    • Minimum 2 years post registration experience
    • Evidence of continuing professional development and a desire to learn new skills
    • Experience using protocols and policies
    • Experience using clinical audits
    • Full UK Driving licence
    • Involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
    • Effective communicator able to communicate complex and highly sensitive information (oral and written)
    • Ability to work within a team, be part of and to create a positive culture and atmosphere for patients and staff

    Please refer to uploaded job description for more infomration

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Registered Pharmacy technician registered with the GPHC
    • Minimum 2 years post registration experience
    • Evidence of continuing professional development and a desire to learn new skills
    • Experience using protocols and policies
    • Experience using clinical audits
    • Full UK Driving licence
    • Involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
    • Effective communicator able to communicate complex and highly sensitive information (oral and written)
    • Ability to work within a team, be part of and to create a positive culture and atmosphere for patients and staff

    Desirable

    • Previous primary care experience
    • Experience of designing clinical audits
    • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team
    • Experience developing policies and protocols
    • Experience of supervision/leadership of others

    Personal Attributes, skills and knowledge

    Essential

    • Motivation, dependability and commitment to team working and development
    • Flexibility, commitment and adaptability to deliver a quality service
    • Ability to respect and value the opinions of others
    • Understand and accept a level of responsibility and accountability
    • Accurate and methodical ways of working with excellent attention to detail
    • Problem solving skills
    • Evidence of CPD record and ability to self-evaluate
    • Understanding of limitations and when to appropriately refer
    • Well-developed data gathering and IT skills
    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Registered Pharmacy technician registered with the GPHC
    • Minimum 2 years post registration experience
    • Evidence of continuing professional development and a desire to learn new skills
    • Experience using protocols and policies
    • Experience using clinical audits
    • Full UK Driving licence
    • Involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners
    • Effective communicator able to communicate complex and highly sensitive information (oral and written)
    • Ability to work within a team, be part of and to create a positive culture and atmosphere for patients and staff

    Desirable

    • Previous primary care experience
    • Experience of designing clinical audits
    • Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team
    • Experience developing policies and protocols
    • Experience of supervision/leadership of others

    Personal Attributes, skills and knowledge

    Essential

    • Motivation, dependability and commitment to team working and development
    • Flexibility, commitment and adaptability to deliver a quality service
    • Ability to respect and value the opinions of others
    • Understand and accept a level of responsibility and accountability
    • Accurate and methodical ways of working with excellent attention to detail
    • Problem solving skills
    • Evidence of CPD record and ability to self-evaluate
    • Understanding of limitations and when to appropriately refer
    • Well-developed data gathering and IT skills

    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

    KINGSKERSWELL & IPPLEPEN HEALTH CENTRE

    Address

    Albany Surgery

    Scott Close

    Newton Abbot

    Devon

    TQ12 1GJ


    Employer's website

    https://kkipp.gpsurgery.net (Opens in a new tab)

    Employer details

    Employer name

    KINGSKERSWELL & IPPLEPEN HEALTH CENTRE

    Address

    Albany Surgery

    Scott Close

    Newton Abbot

    Devon

    TQ12 1GJ


    Employer's website

    https://kkipp.gpsurgery.net (Opens in a new tab)

    For questions about the job, contact:

    Rosie Hooper

    rosie.hooper1@nhs.net

    01803874455

    Date posted

    22 April 2022

    Pay scheme

    Other

    Salary

    £24,000 to £26,000 a year

    Contract

    Permanent

    Working pattern

    Full-time

    Reference number

    A4492-22-4254

    Job locations

    Albany Surgery

    Scott Close

    Newton Abbot

    Devon

    TQ12 1GJ


    Riverside Surgery

    Le Molay-littry Way

    Bovey Tracey

    Newton Abbot

    Devon

    TQ13 9QP