Pharmacy Technician

Posted: 4 weeks ago

Shelley Manor and Holdenhurst Medical Centre

£24,907 - £30,615 depending on experience

Shelley Manor and Holdenhurst Medical Centre is one of the largest practices in Bournemouth with circa 25,000 patients.  We are offering a career with us in General Practice and working across the Bournemouth East Collaborative Primary Care Network [PCN] which consists of four local Practices and circa 50,000 patients

You will work in a beautiful part of the country next to 14 miles of sandy beaches.  We are stable, dynamic and forward-thinking organisations with great team spirit and excellent support from Management and wider teams across the five local sites

This is a new and exciting post. Our PCN are keen to expand and build on the good work of our pharmacists – a pharmacy technician will bring key skills to complement our Pharmacy Team. Read on if you want to use your skills and make a difference in Primary Care.

We are a small and friendly Pharmacy Team working across 4 GP Practices.  Our contribution to patient care has been a great success, but we want to do more. We need the expertise of a technician to drive prescribing projects forward and to work with the GP Clinical Pharmacists to help provide safe and effective patient care with medicines optimisation a priority.

The role will be varied. The post-holder will assist in prescribing audits, appropriate cost-effective medication switches, and the development of medication review policies. Medicines reconciliation will be a key part of the role and this will be an area where your clinical skills will be invaluable. In addition, and where appropriate, the role will involve patient contact either face to face or by phone.

We are therefore looking for a proactive, enthusiastic technician to join us. We are looking for someone who works well in a team and has both excellent communication and IT skills and a good attention to detail. You must be able to prioritise your own work and perform efficiently without constant supervision.

Although an advantage to have knowledge and understanding of medicines management in primary care, it is not essential, and training and support will be given.  Applications from candidates with either community pharmacy or secondary care experience are welcome.

To apply for this position, you will need to hold a BTEC / NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification in Pharmaceutical Services and be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as a practicing Pharmacy Technician.

You must also be prepared to undertake the 18 month funded CPPE Pathway.

Please contact Anita Balestrini (PCN Senior Clinical Pharmacist) for further information or an informal chat about the role.
e-mail: anita.balestrini@dorset.nhs.uk
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