Clinical Pharmacy Technician

The Adam Practice

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Job summary

The role will include supporting the Practice workload with prescription requests and queries, medicines optimisation and reconciliation tasks, under the supervision of the Clinical Pharmacists.

The Pharmacy Technician role will have a responsibility to support the Practice Teams with Improving Patient Safety, Clinical Audit and Review and fulfilling reporting requirements relating to clinical improvement plans (CCLIP) and quality outcomes framework (QOF).

The role will also form a key role in the wider Network team working to achieve the PCN Direct Enhanced Service (DES) requirements with a specific focus e.g. Structured Medicines Reviews and Enhanced Health in Care Homes.

Main duties of the job

The pharmacy technician will work closely with the Network Pharmacy team to ensure coordinated and efficient processing of prescription queries. They will support the processing of repeat prescriptions (e.g. eRD) including Nursing & Residential Care Home monthly prescriptions and requests together with the admin and pharmacy team.

Another aspect of the role is to work alongside clinicians to carry out medicine reconciliations for discharge summaries, clinic letters and other transfers of care information and communication, in line with PCN policy.

This is an interesting and varied role, where the pharmacy technicians core responsibilities will cover clinical, technical and administrative categories, to enable greater effective and efficient use of medicine. You will be at the forefront of driving this valuable expansion and collaboration of the primary care services across the six practices in the Network

The successful candidate would have a strong ethos for team working and experience in primary care or community pharmacy desirable. A commitment to enrol on CPPE PCPEP is essential if not previously completed and support will be given to complete the course.

About us

Poole Central Primary Care Network is a group of 6 GP Practices in Poole, Dorset, covering a population of approximately 64,000. The practices work cohesively to develop local based services to support the needs of the population we serve. There is a central PCN Hub, based at Acorn Business park, however, there is opportunity to work within any one of the 6 GP practices. The Pharmacy Technician role is part of the growing team of pharmacy professionals supporting the Poole Central Primary Care Network (PCN).

The PCN recognises that pharmacy technicians will play an important role, complementing our existing clinical pharmacist team. The Team also work collaboratively with community pharmacies, GPs and Practice nurses, Care Homes, and other members of the PCN multi-disciplinary Enhanced Care team.

Date posted

28 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience Salary dependant on experience AFC Band 5 equivalent

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A4962-22-7969

Job locations

Unit 4

Acorn Business Park, Ling Rd

Poole

BH7 7DW


Job description

Job responsibilities

Work closely with the Network Pharmacy team to ensure coordinated and efficient processing of prescription queries.

Support the processing of repeat prescriptions (e.g. eRD) including Nursing & Residential Care Home monthly prescriptions and requests together with the admin and pharmacy team.

Work alongside clinicians to carry out medicine reconciliations for discharge summaries, clinic letters and other transfers of care information and communication, in line with Practice policy.

Support patients to manage their medications, for example; synchronisation of medications, review patients suitability for monitored dosage systems, and setting up electronic repeat dispensing.

Ensure patients and their families/carers are taken into account in every stage of the decision-making process/shared decision-making.

Utilise consultation skills to ensure patients use their medicines effectively.

Promote cost effective, safe evidence-based prescribing in accordance with local formulary, medication optimisation strategy and national guidance

Liaise with primary and secondary care colleagues and others to resolve prescribing queries.

Update and maintain accurate and comprehensive patient medication records.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Work closely with the Network Pharmacy team to ensure coordinated and efficient processing of prescription queries.

Support the processing of repeat prescriptions (e.g. eRD) including Nursing & Residential Care Home monthly prescriptions and requests together with the admin and pharmacy team.

Work alongside clinicians to carry out medicine reconciliations for discharge summaries, clinic letters and other transfers of care information and communication, in line with Practice policy.

Support patients to manage their medications, for example; synchronisation of medications, review patients suitability for monitored dosage systems, and setting up electronic repeat dispensing.

Ensure patients and their families/carers are taken into account in every stage of the decision-making process/shared decision-making.

Utilise consultation skills to ensure patients use their medicines effectively.

Promote cost effective, safe evidence-based prescribing in accordance with local formulary, medication optimisation strategy and national guidance

Liaise with primary and secondary care colleagues and others to resolve prescribing queries.

Update and maintain accurate and comprehensive patient medication records.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional registration with GPhC
  • BTEC or NVQ level 3 or equivalent in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Demonstrable commitment to professional and personal
  • development

Desirable

  • Completion of CPPE PCPEP course or currently enrolled on the pathway wiliness to undertake essential
  • Training in motivational coaching and interviewing or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a qualified, registered pharmacy technician in primary care, community or hospital pharmacy
  • Experience in use of databases, digital technology applications
  • Experience of data collection and providing monitoring information to assess the impact of services
  • Experience of partnership collaborative working and of building relationships across a variety of organisations

Desirable

  • Demonstrate ability to influence and persuade partners and stakeholders of the respective merits of different options, innovations, new opportunities and challenges
  • Vulnerable adults awareness

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of the personalised care approach
  • Good clinical pharmacy knowledge including terminology
  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmacy law and ethics and current legislation

Desirable

  • Relevant advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of Primary Care Networks, General Practice and evidence based medicine
  • Awareness of GP budget-management and funding systems to enable GP clinical pharmacist services to assist delivery of PCN and NHS priorities and requirements for financial balance and quality
  • Knowledge of general practice clinical system, SystmOne
  • An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for the improvement of prescribing
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional registration with GPhC
  • BTEC or NVQ level 3 or equivalent in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Demonstrable commitment to professional and personal
  • development

Desirable

  • Completion of CPPE PCPEP course or currently enrolled on the pathway wiliness to undertake essential
  • Training in motivational coaching and interviewing or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a qualified, registered pharmacy technician in primary care, community or hospital pharmacy
  • Experience in use of databases, digital technology applications
  • Experience of data collection and providing monitoring information to assess the impact of services
  • Experience of partnership collaborative working and of building relationships across a variety of organisations

Desirable

  • Demonstrate ability to influence and persuade partners and stakeholders of the respective merits of different options, innovations, new opportunities and challenges
  • Vulnerable adults awareness

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of the personalised care approach
  • Good clinical pharmacy knowledge including terminology
  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmacy law and ethics and current legislation

Desirable

  • Relevant advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of Primary Care Networks, General Practice and evidence based medicine
  • Awareness of GP budget-management and funding systems to enable GP clinical pharmacist services to assist delivery of PCN and NHS priorities and requirements for financial balance and quality
  • Knowledge of general practice clinical system, SystmOne
  • An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for the improvement of 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.

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

The Adam Practice

Address

Unit 4

Acorn Business Park, Ling Rd

Poole

BH7 7DW


Employer's website

https://www.adampractice.co.uk/about-us/vacancies/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

The Adam Practice

Address

Unit 4

Acorn Business Park, Ling Rd

Poole

BH7 7DW


Employer's website

https://www.adampractice.co.uk/about-us/vacancies/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Recruitment Team

tap.recruitment@dorsetgp.nhs.uk

01202673159

Date posted

28 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience Salary dependant on experience AFC Band 5 equivalent

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A4962-22-7969

Job locations

Unit 4

Acorn Business Park, Ling Rd

Poole

BH7 7DW


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