Job Title: Pharmacy Technician in General Practice
Pay Band: Band 5 equivalent (depending on experience)
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week/Part-time or job share considered
Responsible to: GP Prescribing Lead
Clinical Pharmacy in General Practice is part of an exciting programme of transformation to develop a new model of care which addresses our ambition to deliver person-centred care. The Clinical Pharmacy in General Practice model is supported by the direction of national policy including the Five Year Forward View and GP Forward View where there is a need to better utilise the role of pharmacy within primary care to pro-actively help patients stay safe and well and out of hospital as well as helping to reduce the demands on general practice.
The pharmacy technician will support the role of the pharmacy team to deliver the Clinical Pharmacy in General Practice model of care. The purpose of the role is to lead improvements to maximise safe, cost effective best practice in prescribing to improve the quality of patient care. The post holder will help patients to get the best from their medicines in line with agreed and approved protocols, including minimising clinical risk and aiming to reduce wasted medicines.
In addition, the post holder will be responsible for encouraging the development of better understanding of the principles of medicines optimisation throughout the practice teams and promoting good practice in line with therapeutic developments. This will involve assisting the Practice Team in achieving national requirements, NICE implementation and utilisation of medicines optimisation initiatives.
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