Lead Pharmacy Technician Integrated Vaccination Service
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for administering various vaccinations to the population of Dorset including school aged immunisations and flu, staff flu and as lead provider of COVID vaccinations in Dorset we are part of the biggest vaccination programme in history. In the latest vaccination programme, the South West region achieved the highest COVID vaccination uptake in the country and we were 7th within that region, and our ambition is to build on everything we have learned so far to make the next campaign our most far reaching yet!
We are looking for an experienced pharmacy technician to join our vaccination team.
In this new and innovative role, you will work with a high degree of autonomy, and you will have input into the future development of the service. We are looking for a dynamic, organised, enthusiastic, and committed pharmacy technician to join the Integrated Vaccination Service who will contribute to the ongoing pharmacy support and guidance as it transitions into a business- as- normal model. The successful candidate must be flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs of the service.
A Band 6 to Band 7 progression role will be considered for an established Band 6 who is able to demonstrate some competencies in all essential criteria.
Main duties of the job
You will work closely with the Lead Pharmacist and this post will have responsibility for overseeing and coordinating the pharmacy elements of the Integrated Vaccination Service as we build our new pharmacy vaccination team. You will be responsible for managing this new team and will bring experience and ideas on how the team will develop and grow.
You will assist and deputise for the Lead Pharmacist in the development and delivery of the pharmacy services to multiple sites across Dorset, including our two main vaccination hubs (one at Kings Park Bournemouth and the other at the Linden Unit Weymouth) and numerous satellites and pop-up clinics. You will support the vaccination team to deliver a high-quality person-centered service using up to date evidence-based practice.
The successful candidate will hold UK professional registration with the GPhC as a pharmacy technician and have significant, demonstrable, relevant post registration experience. You must have a Level 3 QCF Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (NVQ) plus a Level 3 QCF Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BTEC) or equivalents. Previous aseptic and quality assurance experience is desirable but not essential. Candidates should be approachable, supportive with excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Working for our organisation
At Dorset HealthCare we’re on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We’re a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.
We do things differently here – it’s one of the reasons the CQC rated us ‘outstanding’ in 2019. It’s also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you’re looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.
Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.
Working with us you’ll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don’t know. And you’ll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.
Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.
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Knowledge, skills and training
- Pharmaceutical Technician qualification as recognized by the General Pharmaceutical Council
- Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
- Evidence of CPD
- Ability to work autonomously
- Post-graduate management qualification, or equivalent experience.
Job specific experience
- Significant demonstrable post qualification practice as a pharmacy technician
- Aseptic Experience
- Proven experience of managing staff and workload
- Experience of project management
- Multi-disciplinary Team Working
- Involved with clinical audit
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Martin Sale
- Job title
- Lead Pharmacist Integrated Vaccination Service
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Additional information
or alternatively contact the current post holder Caroline Simmonite on 07909686159
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