Pharmacy Technician

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 23 February 2024

Job summary

At Royal Papworth Hospital, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care with the highest standards of pharmaceutical services. Join our team and be a part of a healthcare institution that values its employees and provides opportunities for growth and development.

As a Pharmacy Technician at Royal Papworth Hospital, you will play a crucial role in supporting the Pharmacy team and ensuring the safe and effective delivery of medications to our patients. This service will include discharge prescription preparation, medicines reconciliation, patient education and managing continuity of the service. You will also be asked to support the training of junior staff members and Pre-Registration Pharmacy professionals (dependant on experience). You will also be able to spend some time in the Pharmacy dispensary.

The Pharmacy prides itself on being able to offer many training and development opportunities such as the Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician course and the Clinical Medicines Management Pharmacy Technician course along with a variety of in-house and external training programmes such as Medicines Reconciliation. Whilst working at Royal Papworth, you will have the opportunity to experience different areas such as our Cardiology, Surgery and Thoracic wards where you will be able to gain further knowledge whilst working alongside our specialised Pharmacists.

Main duties of the job

*To undertake patient consultations in accordance with departmental Standard Operating Procedures to ensure maximum concordance with treatment.

*Act as a role and provide training and support for new members of staff and students.

*Ensure that patients receive excellent patient care, including managing Pharmacy waiting times for outpatients and ward discharges.

*Assist clinical Pharmacists in identifying drug-related problems by undertaking patient medication histories, ensuring patients receive optimal treatment with medication (once suitably accredited).

*Assess the suitability, quality and identity of PODs for extended use on the wards and as discharge medicines.

*Answer queries within competency from healthcare professionals, patients, and members of the public, referring appropriate queries to the relevant member of the Pharmacy team when necessary.

*Carry out accurate and efficient dispensing of prescriptions in accordance with the agreed safe systems of work practice and current medicines legislation.

*Perform a 'final' accuracy check on clinically screened prescriptions in accordance with Trust procedures.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

For a street view tour: https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/virtual-tour

Date posted

08 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£25,147 to £27,596 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

175-2324-2-PH311

Job locations

Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AY


Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BTEC and /or NVQ 3 in Pharmacy services
  • Current Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Demonstrable numeracy and Literacy skills (GCSE level or equivalent)

Desirable

  • Accredited Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician

Experience

Essential

  • Awareness of personal and professional limitations

Desirable

  • Previous Hospital Pharmacy experience
  • Previous ward experience
  • Medicines Reconciliation
  • Able to communicate clinical information to colleagues, patients and relatives on the phone, face to face and in written formats
  • Able to plan own/and other team members workload
  • Able to work in a multi-disciplinary team and deal professionally with patients, relatives and colleagues
  • Able to work calmly and efficiently under pressure
  • Able to respond to change and apply new developments without difficulty
  • Advanced keyboard skills (experience of Microsoft products)

Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BTEC and /or NVQ 3 in Pharmacy services
  • Current Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Demonstrable numeracy and Literacy skills (GCSE level or equivalent)

Desirable

  • Accredited Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician

Experience

Essential

  • Awareness of personal and professional limitations

Desirable

  • Previous Hospital Pharmacy experience
  • Previous ward experience
  • Medicines Reconciliation
  • Able to communicate clinical information to colleagues, patients and relatives on the phone, face to face and in written formats
  • Able to plan own/and other team members workload
  • Able to work in a multi-disciplinary team and deal professionally with patients, relatives and colleagues
  • Able to work calmly and efficiently under pressure
  • Able to respond to change and apply new developments without difficulty
  • Advanced keyboard skills (experience of Microsoft products)

Additional Criteria

Essential

  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration

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

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

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AY


Employer's website

https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/working-here (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AY


Employer's website

https://royalpapworth.nhs.uk/working-here (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Principal Pharmacy Technician - Clinical Services

Francesca I'Anson

francesca.i'anson@nhs.net

01223638179

Date posted

08 February 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£25,147 to £27,596 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

175-2324-2-PH311

Job locations

Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus

Cambridge

CB2 0AY


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