Pharmacy Technician

Mersey Internal Audit

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Job summary

Mersey Internal Audit (MIAA) is adverting the above role on behalf of Southport and Formby Health Ltd.

We are looking to recruit to the post of Pharmacy Technician, to work with pharmacists within our Primary Care Network multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Clinical Pharmacy in General Practice is part of an exciting programme of transformation to develop a new model of care which addresses our ambition to deliver person-centred, coordinated care across the Southport and Formby Primary Care Network. The model is supported by the direction of national policy including the Five Year Forward View and GP Forward View where there is a need to better utilise the role of pharmacy within primary care to pro-actively help patients stay safe and well and out of hospital as well as helping to reduce the demands on general practice.

Interview date will be Tuesday 6th September. We are also open to applications for this role on a part-time basis

Main duties of the job

  • Pharmacy technicians play an important role, complementing clinical pharmacists and other members of the PCN multi- disciplinary team. Pharmacy technicians are different to clinical pharmacists as they are not able to prescribe or make clinical decisions, instead working under supervision to ensure effective and efficient use of medicines.
  • The post holder will ensure that practices integrate with community and hospital pharmacy to help utilise skill mix, improve patient outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare and help manage workload. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies, so requires motivation and passion to deliver an excellent service within general practice. The post holder will be supported to develop their role and follow the Primary care pharmacy education pathway within the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE).

About us

  • We are a GP owned company created to enhance the delivery of healthcare services to people living in Southport and Formby. Our services are provided locally, meaning fewer visits to large, busy hospitals and faster treatment in a convenient location. We’re also flexible, offering extended hours access to a GP during evenings and weekends – recognising that sometimes getting to a daytime appointment just isn’t possible.
  • Our member practices share resources to ensure that the services we offer are the best they can be. Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population has grown and people are living longer, often with long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Primary Care Networks (PCNs) were created to meet the growing needs of patients, with GP Practices working with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in their local areas.
  • Southport and Formby PCN is one of the largest PCNs, with 16 GP Practices caring for a population of around 125,000 people. The services we offer include Enhanced Health in Care Homes, Cancer Link Support, Social Prescribing and Clinical Pharmacists.
  • On top of joining an amazing team of people all dedicated to helping the wider community, we can offer you an excellent benefits package as well as a commitment to staff development and wellbeing.

Date posted

14 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£25,655 to £29,750 a year Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

M0026-22-6514

Job locations

Southport and Formby Health Ltd

12 Church Street

Southport

Merseyside

PR9 0QT


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake patient facing and patient supporting roles to ensure effective medicines use, through shared decision-making conversations with patients.
  • Carry out medicine’s optimisation tasks including effective medicine administration, supporting medication reviews and medicines reconciliation. Where required, utilise consultation skills to work in partnership with patients to ensure they use their medicines effectively.
  • As determined by the PCN, support medication reviews and medicines reconciliation for new care home patients and synchronising medicines for patient transfers between care settings, linking with local community pharmacies
  • Support the Clinical Pharmacist in Structured Medication Reviews (SMR) i.e. organise necessary monitoring tests prior to SMR
  • Provide expertise to address both the public health and social care needs of patients, including lifestyle advice, service information, and help in tackling local health inequalities.
  • Manage shared care protocols and liaise with Clinical Pharmacists for more complex patients.
  • Support initiatives for antimicrobial stewardship to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing locally.
  • Support the PCN multi-disciplinary team to ensure efficient medicines optimisation processes are being followed.
  • Implement efficient ordering and return processes and reducing medication wastage.
  • Develop relationships with other pharmacy professionals and members of the multi-disciplinary team to support integration across health and social care including primary care, community pharmacy, secondary care and mental health.
  • Support practice reception teams in streaming general prescription requests, so as to allow GPs and clinical pharmacists to review the more clinically complex requests.
  • Support the implementation of national prescribing policies and guidance within GP practices, care homes and other primary care settings.
  • Support the PCN to deliver on QIPP agenda, QOF and locally commissioned enhanced services
  • Support the PCN in reviewing and developing practice policies for CQC requirements

Please see attached for full job description

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake patient facing and patient supporting roles to ensure effective medicines use, through shared decision-making conversations with patients.
  • Carry out medicine’s optimisation tasks including effective medicine administration, supporting medication reviews and medicines reconciliation. Where required, utilise consultation skills to work in partnership with patients to ensure they use their medicines effectively.
  • As determined by the PCN, support medication reviews and medicines reconciliation for new care home patients and synchronising medicines for patient transfers between care settings, linking with local community pharmacies
  • Support the Clinical Pharmacist in Structured Medication Reviews (SMR) i.e. organise necessary monitoring tests prior to SMR
  • Provide expertise to address both the public health and social care needs of patients, including lifestyle advice, service information, and help in tackling local health inequalities.
  • Manage shared care protocols and liaise with Clinical Pharmacists for more complex patients.
  • Support initiatives for antimicrobial stewardship to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing locally.
  • Support the PCN multi-disciplinary team to ensure efficient medicines optimisation processes are being followed.
  • Implement efficient ordering and return processes and reducing medication wastage.
  • Develop relationships with other pharmacy professionals and members of the multi-disciplinary team to support integration across health and social care including primary care, community pharmacy, secondary care and mental health.
  • Support practice reception teams in streaming general prescription requests, so as to allow GPs and clinical pharmacists to review the more clinically complex requests.
  • Support the implementation of national prescribing policies and guidance within GP practices, care homes and other primary care settings.
  • Support the PCN to deliver on QIPP agenda, QOF and locally commissioned enhanced services
  • Support the PCN in reviewing and developing practice policies for CQC requirements

Please see attached for full job description

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a qualified, registered pharmacy technician in primary care, community or hospital pharmacy
  • In depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence- based healthcare.
  • An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to a variety of audiences (e.g., patient queries)
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to obtain and analyse complex technical information
  • Recognises priorities when problem solving and identifies deviations from the normal pattern and is able to refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate
  • Able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Gain acceptance for recommendations and influence/motivate/ persuade the audience to comply with the recommendations/agreed course of action where there may be significant barriers
  • Work effectively independently and as a team member
  • Demonstrates accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision

Other

Essential

  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

Qualifications

Essential

  • Mandatory registration with General Pharmaceutical Council
  • The post holder meets the specific qualification and training requirements as specified by the GPhC criteria to register as a Pharmacy Technician
  • The post holder will be capable of working towards the Primary Care Pharmacy Educational Pathway (PCPEP) provided by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) whilst in their employment at Southport and Formby Health
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a qualified, registered pharmacy technician in primary care, community or hospital pharmacy
  • In depth therapeutic and clinical knowledge and understanding of the principles of evidence- based healthcare.
  • An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and negotiating skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex and sensitive information in an understandable form to a variety of audiences (e.g., patient queries)
  • Good IT skills
  • Able to obtain and analyse complex technical information
  • Recognises priorities when problem solving and identifies deviations from the normal pattern and is able to refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate
  • Able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Gain acceptance for recommendations and influence/motivate/ persuade the audience to comply with the recommendations/agreed course of action where there may be significant barriers
  • Work effectively independently and as a team member
  • Demonstrates accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision

Other

Essential

  • Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check

Qualifications

Essential

  • Mandatory registration with General Pharmaceutical Council
  • The post holder meets the specific qualification and training requirements as specified by the GPhC criteria to register as a Pharmacy Technician
  • The post holder will be capable of working towards the Primary Care Pharmacy Educational Pathway (PCPEP) provided by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) whilst in their employment at Southport and Formby Health

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Mersey Internal Audit

Address

Southport and Formby Health Ltd

12 Church Street

Southport

Merseyside

PR9 0QT


Employer's website

https://cmgeneralpracticejobs.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Internal Audit

Address

Southport and Formby Health Ltd

12 Church Street

Southport

Merseyside

PR9 0QT


Employer's website

https://cmgeneralpracticejobs.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Associate

Anita Denton

anita.denton@miaa.nhs.uk

07725554802

Date posted

14 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£25,655 to £29,750 a year Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

M0026-22-6514

Job locations

Southport and Formby Health Ltd

12 Church Street

Southport

Merseyside

PR9 0QT


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