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Pharmacy Technician Specialist

Job Reference: 308-CORP-0632-A

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Pharmacy Technician Specialist
Deptford /Waterloo HQ, London
£33,660 to £43,307 P.A In

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK with over 5,000 staff who works across a wide range of roles. Our service operates over an area of approximately 620 square miles across London based in 70 ambulance stations.

We serve more than eight million people who live and work in the London area. Our main role is to respond to emergency 999 calls, getting medical help to patients who have serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses as quickly as possible.

However, many of our patients have less serious illnesses or injuries, and do not need to be sent an ambulance on blue lights and sirens. Often these patients will receive more appropriate care somewhere other than at hospital and so we provide a range of care to them, recognising that many have complex problems or long-term medical conditions. We also provide clinical assessments over the phone to more callers with less serious illnesses and injuries.

As an integral part of the NHS in London, we work closely with hospitals and other healthcare professionals, as well as with other emergency services. We are also central to planning for, and responding to, large-scale events or major incidents in the capital.

In everything we do, we are Respectful, Professional, Innovative and Collaborative.

Respectful - Caring for our Patients and each other with compassion and empathy. Championing quality and diversity. Acting fairly.

Professional - Acting with honesty and integrity. Aspiring to clinical, technical and managerial excellence. Leading by example. Being accountable and outcomes orientated.

Innovative - Thinking creatively. Driving value and sustainable change. Harnessing technology and new ways of working. Taking courageous decisions.

Collaborative: Listening and learning from each other. Working with partners. Being open and transparent. Building trust.

The Role

The London Ambulance Service are looking for a Pharmacy Technician Specialist.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and adaptable Pharmacy Technician with good communication and interpersonal skills to take on this new and challenging post.

Your role will involve working with the Trust Pharmacist, the Medicines Management Group and the Logistics Support provide and develop our medicines management services across the London Ambulance Service.

The purposes of the role include:

• To provide specialist technical pharmacy expertise to the LAS in order to improve the quality of patient care and compliance in accordance with UK Law and associated medicines legislation.
• To manage the procurement, distribution and supply of pharmaceutical products based on clinical need and cost effective delivery.
• To support the implementation and maintenance of medicines governance systems and processes across the LAS.
• The job holder will work closely with the Trust Pharmacist, procurement and Logistics Support Unit. Travel is required to other LAS Trust sites as necessary for meetings.
• To lead on the end-to-end management of the storage and supply of medicines Trust-wide. To be responsible for receipt of deliveries from suppliers and the onward supply chain to Trust locations.
• To develop systems, policies and procedures related to medicines
• Produce reports for internal and external stakeholders based on reporting requirements.
• Trains and assesses technical support staff; supports management of staff involved with medicines within Logistics Support Unit
• The post holder will be expected to take part in team meetings to ensure that team meets its key performance indicators.

You must have evidence of registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and have significant post qualification experience working as a Pharmacy Technician within an NHS Trust.

 For further details / informal visits contact:

Sumithra Maheswaran Trust Pharmacist

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is a member of the Business Disability Forum, Business in the Community (Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity), Stonewall and a member of Inclusive Employers.

In addition to basic salary there is 15% or 20% High Cost Area Supplement dependent on the location of your role. This is subject to minimum and maximum payment and pro rata for part time employees.

Correspondence regarding the application will be done via email. Please ensure you provide a current e-mail address on the job application form and please check your email inbox regularly.

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Pre-employment checks will be required for all applicants who are issued with a conditional offer of employment. This includes Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks as required for the post and registration with the DBS update service. Documents presented for the purpose of Identity Checks will be verified for authenticity via an ID Scanner. The security features to be checked include machine readable zone, ultra violet image and infra-red image.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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