Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
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In this role, you'll assist Senior Pharmacy Technicians in providing pharmacy specialist services such as in and outpatient dispensing, accuracy checking, patient counselling, ward stock and individual patient dispensed top-ups.
You'll work alongside Pre-registration Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians and Assistant Technical Officers, and effectively communicate with medical and nursing staff to ensure timely availability of medicines.
Following departmental, Trust and professional standards and protocols, and without direct supervision, you'll support Senior Pharmacy Technicians if needed, and priorities your own, and junior staff's, workloads. This will include dispensing a range of prescriptions, including clinical trials and complex regimens; accuracy checking; patient counselling; data input; and ward-based services such as discharge prescriptions.
This role involves working on weekends, late-nights and Bank Holiday rotas.
This is a progressive role which begins as a Band 4 but will progress to progress to Band 5 on completion agreed criteria.
Main duties of the job
You must hold a BTEC and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences or equivalent (or be qualifying imminently) and be registered as a pharmacy technician with the GPhC. Ideally, you'll also have a BTEC Level 4 in Accuracy Checking Dispensed Medicines or equivalent recognised qualification.
You'll understand and be adept at performing a range of work procedures and practices that require underpinning theoretical knowledge of dispensary processes, controlled drugs legislation, and medicines storage and security.
Confident and accurate in the dispensing process and computer software, you'll be manually dexterous and able to communicate clearly with everyone from healthcare providers to the general public. You'll be organising your day and workload, so you'll need to be able to work independently, too.
If you have a mature attitude, a team player, and committed to professional development in a healthcare setting, this could be your next best career move.
MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.
Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.
We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.
We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.
At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.
To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.
MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at email@example.com.
Were looking forward to hearing from you!
Training and Experience
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).