Care UK Primary
Lead Pharmacy Technician – Nation Wide Role -Primary Care – Home based working position – 22.5 hour week. To ensure we provide a comprehensive, high quality and efficient medicines service across the following primary care sites: Integrated Urgent Care and GP Practices, in accordance with statutory requirements, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)’s standards, commissioning specifications and company policy
To ensure delivery of a legal, safe, high quality medication service which reflects national and local policy and priorities, taking into account the level of security that must be maintained at all times. To provide continual review of the pharmaceutical services provided across the primary care sites detailed above. Support the IUC Medical Director in the development of and support implementation and provision of Safer Prescribing strategy and associated services and projects. Maintain licenses and registrations in line with designated legislations as detailed on service specifications and professional standards. Successful candidate will on occasions be required to travel to the IUC and GP practice sites detailed above.
• Managerial and organisational effectiveness – Undertake audits of establishments to ensure compliance with all policies, procedures and legal requirements. Monitor, trend, risk assess and review quality exception and error reports. • Communication – To ensure good communication regarding operational issues and changes in working practices are disseminated to appropriate staff to support the efficient provision of services. • Role and Personal Development (teaching, training and research) • Other Duties – The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties and participate in development and provision of any other services at request of senior managers which are consistent with the responsibility of the grade and which may reasonably be expected to be performed by the post holder. • Educational Activities – Attend statutory training. Assist in ensuring that the service has a learning culture. Promote regular learning with colleagues in the Pharmacy team. • Health, Safety and Security – The post holder will be mindful at all times of the security requirements of each facility. To ensure that safe systems of work are followed in accordance with local guidance • Governance & Audit Activities – Work under Standard Operating Procedures to facilitate the timely and efficient supply of dispensed medicines to prisoners through assembly, accredited checking and hand over of prescribed medicines in line with the Care UK Medicines Management Policy. Assist with Medicines Management audits / projects, collecting data and generating audit reports for review by the Primary Care Division • Infection Control – Compliance with all infection control policies and procedures (including hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene) will form an integral part of the practice of all staff working in a clinical environment. • Confidentiality – The post holder will have access to a variety of confidential information. Disclosure to any unauthorised person(s) will be regarded as a breach of contract and may lead to termination of employment. • Data protection – If you have contact with computerised data systems you are required to obtain, process and/or use information held on a computer or work processor in a fair and lawful way, to hold data only for the specific registered purposed and not to use of disclose it in any way incompatible with such purpose and to disclose data only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed. • Access to health record – All staff who contribute to health records are expected to be familiar with and adhere to Care UK’s standards of record keeping policy. Staff should be aware that patients’ records will be subject to regular audit.
Experience / Skills
• Proven post qualification work experience dispensary based in either community or hospital pharmacy to gain broad knowledge of medicines management and technical pharmaceutical services. • Experience of POD schemes. • Experience of drug history screening. • Experience on patient counselling. • Experience on supervising consumption of methadone • Good IT skills • Experience of stock control. • Knowledge of clinical governance (questions practice and looks for continuous improvement). • Understanding of Medicines Management concept. • Relevant pharmacy legislation and standards of practice. • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team. • Knowledge of NHS & Government policies. Skills • Ability to interpret prescriptions and dispense accurately. • Adopts a systematic approach and makes effective use of resources. • Questions existing practice and looks for continuous improvement. • Ability to manage own workload and meet objectives and targets and able to work under pressure. • Good organisational skills and attentive to detail. • Ability to perform in a challenging environment and cope with potentially aggressive behaviour. • Communicates effectively within the team, with other prison service staff and outside agencies. • Presents information in an appropriate manner to receivers. • Assertive character and positive attitude. • Flexible approach to change adaptable to rapid change • Fluent written/spoken English. • Is capable of interacting easily with a wide range of people and demonstrates support and care for all colleagues. • Ability to motivate self and others. • Ability to work as part of a team and independently. • Supports the provision of an orderly, controlled and safe environment.
As an organisation, Care UK is at the cutting edge of service development underpinned by a commitment to developing strong and effective leaders and embedding quality improvement methodologies. There is a strong track record of career progression within the organisation. Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check. Care UK is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This role is a nation wide role and we will be accepting applications all across the UK. Home based working position. This role offers a salary range of £35,000-£40,000 pro rota an 22.5 hour week. With all added permanent employee benefits. If you’d like to learn more, arrange an informal visit to the service or have any questions please contact Charlie Allen –
• BTEC, NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences – or equivalent to enable registration with GPhC • Evidence of ongoing commitment to continued professional development. • Full technician registration with the GPhC…… click apply for full job details
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