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Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-173-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Wetherby Young Offend Inst
£24,214 to £30,112 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed Registered Pharmacy Technician to complement our award winning Primary Healthcare Team based at HMYOI Wetherby, delivering healthcare to very vulnerable and highly complex young people.

The post holder should be ready for a new challenge, show initiative in supporting service development and work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team. If you are looking to develop your skills as a Pharmacy Technician and would like to work in an environment where every day is different, then this could be the job for you.

About the role!

As a Pharmacy Technician, you will assist with the delivery of a safe, legal and high quality prison Pharmacy service.

You will:
. Work closely with the Clinical Pharmacist, other healthcare professionals and prison staff
. Administer medications using EPR (Electronic Patient Record) to patients from the wing based treatment rooms
. Carry out Medicines Reconciliation on new receptions to the Prison
. Assess the suitability for use of patients own medication
. Undertake risk assessments of patients to determine their suitability to hold medications in possession and carry out checks to ensure compliance
. Co-coordinate medication supplies to ensure that medicines required are in the right place at the right time
. Work with GPs and other prescribers to ensure medicines are prescribed safely and in line with our formularies
. Support the continuity of care by ensuring medication or prescriptions are available to facilitate discharge
. Participate in audits, taking the lead role in some areas
. Provide training and support to members of the healthcare team
. Provide smoking cessation (after completing the NCSPT training program)
. Triage and treat minor illness / injuries, signposting to our Primary Care Nurses

In agreement with your line manager you may be required to carry out other duties reasonably expected with the banding of the post.

The Pharmacy Technician team provides a service between 7:30am and 20:30pm, 7 days a week.
This consists of 13 of the above shifts over each 28 day period.

About you!

You will hold NVQ Level 3, BTEC or equivalent qualifications and must have a current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council to be considered for this role. You will also have relevant post-qualification experience working within a multi-disciplinary team.

You must have excellent communication skills, be well organised and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, be able to adapt to changing demands and be committed to providing a high quality patient focused service. A good understanding of risk associated with medicines management, along with risk management initiatives are important attributes, as are attention to detail, a good knowledge of the regulatory and legislative environment and safe management of controlled drugs. Experience of working with this client group and of working within a secure environment is desirable but not essential , as a comprehensive induction package is provided.

We would strongly advise that interested candidates consider arranging a brief visit to HMYOI Wetherby. For enquiries please contact: Leah Murphy, Lead Pharmacy Technician, 01937-544439

If you couldn't resist picturing yourself in this role, you know what to do - click that apply button! Please note previous applicants need not apply.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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