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Pharmacy Technician
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Fixed term: 10 months
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
070-PST018-0622
Employer
Powys Teaching Health Board
Employer type
NHS
Site
Bronllys
Town
Bronllys
Salary
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
07/07/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Pharmacy Technician

Band 4

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work.  It is a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow and patients are truly at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise as Powys is the place to be. We are looking for staff who have energy, enthusiasm, commitment and drive and who are patient-centred. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys. As a rural health board we have around 133,000 people living across an area that is a quarter of the land mass of Wales. Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold.   Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.  If working for Powys Teaching Health Board is something that is of interest, we may have an opportunity just for you!

Did you know – Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Resourcing team on 01874 712580 or e-mail Powysresourcing@wales.nhs.uk

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Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


 

Job overview

If you wish to be offered on a secondment basis, you will need to have gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview.

An opportunity has arisen within Powys Teaching Health Board (PtHB) to join our team as a Pharmacy Technician for the national COVID vaccination programme. The post offers a full-time role until 31/03/2023 (secondment opportunity available).

Reporting to the Senior Pharmacy Technician Lead for the COVID Vaccination Programme, and working alongside experienced MM team.  we are looking for a pharmacy technician to work alongside our pharmacy COVID vaccination team to:

Support PtHB COVID Mass Vaccination Programme, following relevant procedures to deliver a safe and effective service.

Develop a good working knowledge of the Welsh Immunisation System.

Assist in solving issues, supporting/mentoring junior staff and support improvement of quality management systems.

The role will include adherence to cold chain systems and management of vaccine from receipt through to delivery throughout Powys.

Main duties of the job

To work within Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and be guided by professional good practice guidelines.

To work as part of a team under the supervision of the senior pharmacy technician or pharmacist, using own initiative to deal with routine enquiries (e.g availability and supply of medicines), referring to the senior pharmacy technician or a pharmacist if necessary.

We are looking for someone who is motivated and passionate about patient care and wants to improve patient services, always ensuring that the best is obtained from medicines.

The post holder will be a pharmacy technician registered with the GPhC . We will provide ongoing personal development and training opportunities.

This post is up to 37.5 hours per week. The majority of the post-holder’s time will be spent at the Bronllys hospital site, although some travel may also be required. This post, on occasion, will require some early morning shifts.

 

Working for our organisation

Powys is cited as being a wonderful place to live and work; a rural health setting where you can personally and professionally grow, where patients are at the heart of care provision. If you are an ambitious professional in search of job satisfaction, Powys is the place to be. Whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

Powys Teaching Health Board is responsible for meeting the health and wellbeing needs of the population of Powys.  Powys is the largest county in Wales with Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South, the spectacular scenery is something to behold.   Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, so our portfolio is varied and diverse. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care and range of careers for professionals who want to make a real difference.

Did you know – Powys Teaching Health Board accepts applications to retire and return from within the NHS in Wales. If you would like to know more, please contact the Powys Teaching Health Board Workforce team on 01874 712580 or powys.workforcegeneralenquiries@wales.nhs.uk

Step into Health connects employers in the NHS to people from the Armed Forces community.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

Person specification

Qualification and / or Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical (GPhC).
  • BTEC Certificate/Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Services Skills (QCF) or registerable equivalent.
  • Good working knowledge of pharmacy procedures and practice
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of relevant professional association.
  • Knowledge of NHS Pharmacy services.

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Recent pre-registration experience in any sector of pharmacy.
  • Experience of counselling patients on how to use their medication and common side effects.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in multiple pharmacy sectors
  • Experience of medicines management or near patient services.

Values

Essential criteria
  • Well motivated, reliable, methodical.
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility in approach to meet service needs.
  • Able to show care and compassion to patients and service users.
  • Enthusiasm for training and to increase skills and knowledge.
  • Committed to self study and development.
  • Understanding and responsive to patient needs.

Other

Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner.

Aptitude and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Able to communicate effectively with a variety of service users and staff.
  • Attention to detail and ability to accurately dispense medicines and other pharmaceutical products.
  • Able to use IT systems e.g. pharmacy or patient information, to gather information, dispense medicines or produce reports or presentations.
  • Evidence of good documentation skills.
  • Is aware of, and is able to work within own limitations and competency.
  • Ability to organise own workload and support the workload of the department.
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to speak Welsh

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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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Nikki Mathers
Job title
Senior Medicines Management Technician
Email address
nikki.mathers@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01874 712641
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