Clinical Pharmacy Technician
The Adam Practice
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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.
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.
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.
Knowledge and 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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).