Medicines Management Pharmacy Tech - Acute Medicine & Emergency Care
The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
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Are you ready for a challenge? Are you passionate about delivering outstanding pharmacy services in a fast paced hospital environment? If so then we want to hear from you!
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual that will help shape this service. As an innovative Pharmacy Department continually expanding our services we are looking to expand our qualified pharmacy technician workforce.
You will be part of an expanding team of highly professional staff, working predominantly in our ED, Acute Medical Unit, our first of its kind SDEC.
We are looking for medicines Management Pharmacy Technician with strong interpersonal skills, ideally with an ACPT qualification or be willing to work towards. We welcome applications from individuals with excellent communications skills, a patient-centre attitude, the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and have the motivation to strive for continued improvement
Applicants should possess NVQ level 3 or equivalent, a BTEC national certificate, be registered with the GPhC and have current hospital experience. This is post offers a structured training programme.
Hours of work will be 7.5hrs daily weekdays, 8:50 - 5.20pm and late nights on a rota basis, late night hours are 11:00 - 7:30pm. The post holder will be required to participate on weekends/bank holiday working on a rota basis to support a 7 day service.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will primarily be working at ward level providing a pharmacy service to include:
- Assessment of Patient's Own Drugs (PODs)
- Medicines Reconciliation
Training, supervising and coordinating the work of band 4 rotational pharmacy technicians, ATOs, students and support staff at ward level
A full and comprehensive training package will be provided.
There will also be a commitment to the dispensary to carry out the final accuracy checking of medication for a minimum of 2 hours per week, therefore a current and valid Accredited Pharmacy Checking (ACPT) certificate is required (consideration will be given to those candidates who are already in the process of gaining this qualification).
The post-holder will participate in our late night, weekend and bank holiday rotas.
Technicians may be asked to provide support on any of the Trust sites.
At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of "excellent health care, improved health for all". We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.
We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.
Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, and values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme and a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what's available for you here at The Dudley Group.
We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible
Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake
Qualifications & Education
Knowledge and Training
Planning & Organisational Skills
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