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Job summary

Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full-time, 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
176-FISS-HH-1396987
Employer
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
PCH
Town
Peterborough
Salary
£23,023 to £29,608 per annum
Closing
25/01/2019 23:59
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust logo

Medicines Management Technician

Band 5

There has never been a better time to join our Trust than now! We run three busy hospital sites at Peterborough, Huntingdon and Stamford and provide outpatient services in two community hospitals in Ely and Doddington. Our 6,000 staff serve a growing population of 700,000 across Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire.

As a newly-merged, larger organisation we have increased opportunities to enhance services, ensuring we provide the best patient experience and clinical outcomes. For our staff this means they can experience a wide and varied career within the one organisation. We offer a real commitment to supporting your career in an environment where your skills and ideas are valued, where you are supported in developing your full potential and where your individual contribution is recognised, respected and rewarded.

Our Trust vision is: Working together to be the best at providing outstanding care for local communities, and so we look to appoint people who are as passionate about good quality patient care as we are!

At North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust we have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Pharmacy Technician to join our patient focused team that continues to develop its high quality Medicines Management service. We are looking for a self-motivated Pharmacy Technician with excellent organisational skills, able to work under pressure whilst ensuring attention to detail in all aspects of technical medicines management.

Medicines Management Technicians play an integral role as members of the MDT in ensuring medicines reconciliation is undertaken accurately to ensure appropriate medicines are prescribed and used safely & effectively to the benefit of our patients and assist with timely discharges by transcribing drugs onto discharge letters. This post will suit any technician wishing to join a vibrant working environment and to further improve on their current clinical knowledge and skills.

The post holder will be part of the team responsible for providing a ward based technical pharmacy service involving Medicines Reconciliation, the ‘Patient’s Own Drugs’ scheme and ‘One Stop Dispensing’. The post holder will work as part of the ward team to build on patient partnerships to ensure the effective optimisation of medicines.

The acute City Hospital benefits from a busy emergency centre, haematology/oncology department, critical/intensive care unit and an innovative cardiology ward. The hospital also offers a wide range of general services, including medical, surgical, paediatric and mental health care from various hospital sites. The Pharmacy Department provides an excellent working environment and utilises progressive systems in order to deliver its services.

We can offer you a pleasant, supportive working environment sited in a historic city with modern amenities. Peterborough, a cathedral city with new town development, is situated in north-west Cambridgeshire, 35 miles from Cambridge. Peterborough is a vibrant city, alive with culture and activity. However you decide to explore our historical and energetic city, whether through food, music, heritage or retail therapy, you will be charmed by its friendly and inviting atmosphere. The city has very good road and rail links with the South (London 45 minutes), North and Midlands. Leisure facilities are considered to be excellent.

 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact Helen Allport, MMTM, 01733 678694 or email helen.allport@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Resourcing Department
Hinchingbrooke Hospital
Hinchingbrooke Park
Huntingdon
Cambs
PE29 6NT
Telephone
01480 847534