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Job summary

Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Part time hours would be considered)
Job ref
164-2993890
Employer
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Nottingham University Hospitals
Town
Nottingham
Salary
£24,907-£30,615 per annum
Closing
24/06/2021 23:59

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Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust logo

Senior Medicines Management Technician-Ambulatory Care Divison

Band 5

Job overview

Nottingham University Hospitals is in one of the UK’s largest and busiest acute teaching hospital Trusts and has a national and international reputation for many of its specialist services and expertise.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is currently offering an exciting opportunity for a Senior Pharmacy Medicines Management Technician to work within our new Ambulatory Care Division.

This post offers an outstanding opportunity to work closely with the Rheumatology, Dermatology, Endocrinology  outpatient Services at the Treatment Centre and develop specialist knowledge and skills within these areas.

The role will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team working alongside specialist pharmacists, nursing and medical staff by  participating in the provision of a high quality, professional and effective medicine management service to Elective Surgical patients admitted to the Treatment Centre Site.

Main duties of the job

Duties of the job:

Medicine reconciliation and facilitating a smooth transfer of medication related issues across the interface at admission, discharge and transfer.

Managing medication at ward level, checking and assessing patients own medications on admission and at discharge, collating medicine information for accurate medicine reconciliation, patient counselling and life style changes, dispensing and self-checking of pre-labelled medication at discharge

Deliver Medicine Management Teaching to nursing colleagues within  the division. 

Involvement in ward and department projects, clinical audits/data collection, staff management

What we look for:

The successful candidate must be approachable, hardworking, a team player, have good attention to detail, be self-motivated and have a patient -centred attitude.

As a senior Medicine Management Technician you will have excellent communication skills and be able to use your initiative, manage your own time and meet deadlines.

Working for our organisation

Who we are:

Nottingham University Hospitals is in one of the UK’s largest and busiest acute teaching hospital Trusts and has a national and international reputation for many of its specialist services and expertise.

The pharmacy department is thriving under a new leadership team, is forward thinking and constantly implementing innovative ways of working to deliver the best possible patient care.

The Ambulatory Care Division is responsible for delivering a range of specialist services:  Clinical Allergy and Immunity, Dermatology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Rheumatology and Chronic Pain.  As a relatively newly formed division it provides numerous exciting opportunities for Pharmacy to become an integral part of the pathways.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

This role will work as part of the Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacy Team to improve and support the quality of pharmaceutical care to patients on admission and at discharge in clinical areas; including providing a clinical service to a Surgical Short Day Unit and a clinical Daycase patients. The post holder will provide a professional and effective medicines management service, with emphasis, on accurate and meticulous drug histories, thorough patient counselling, the re-use and assessment of patients own medications, timely preparation of discharge prescriptions, one stop dispensing and authorised self-checking.

This post offers an outstanding opportunity to work closely with the Rheumatology, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and outpatient Services at the Treatment Centre and develop specialist knowledge and skills within these areas. The role will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team by participating in the provision of a high quality, professional and effective medicine management service to Elective Surgical patients admitted to Treatment Centre Site.

Please see the attached job description for key duties & responsibilities.

Whilst this post is commissioned to be full time (37.5 hours per week) the service would welcome applications from those wanting a better work life balance. If you would like to consider this post  but on less than full time hours please still apply and outline this on your application form or please contact us for further discussion.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • BTEC / NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent and are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician (Accredited or proof of in-house training )
Desirable criteria
  • Medicine Management Assessments or Validations (Accredited or proof of in-house training

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Previous experience in all core aspects of Hospital/Clinical pharmacy
  • Experience in the admission/ discharge processes within the hospital pharmacy
  • Experience of management and coordination of staff within hospital pharmacy
  • Proven knowledge and experience in using computer labelling and stock control systems within hospital pharmacy
  • Proven experience in problem solving
Desirable criteria
  • Experienced in all areas of pharmacy gained through rotation
  • Evidence of project work
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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Harjinder Dhillon
Job title
Lead Divisonal Pharmacist- Ambulatory Care.
Email address
Harjinder.dhillon@nuh.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07812 269 456
Additional information

For further details / informal visits contact:

Harjinder Dhillon- Lead Divisional Pharmacist, Ambulatory Care Division

Email: harjinder.dhillon@nuh.nhs.uk    Mobile Telephone: 07812 269 456

Pamela Crawford – Chief Technician Ward Services Manager

Email: pamela.crawford@nuh.nhs.uk Telephone: 0115 9249924 ext. 65780

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