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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/05/2021.

Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-191-21

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Neighbourhood Teams
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum, 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.

Leeds Community Healthcare are expanding our team of Pharmacy Technicians. The successful candidates will be based with the Neighbourhood Teams to enable medicines optimisation and adherence for their patients. The Neighbourhood Teams consist of District and Community Nurses, Therapists, Health Care Assistants and Social Workers.

You will achieve this by visiting patients in their own homes to assess their medication compliance and to enable the smooth transition from other health care settings back to their own homes.

Your role will involve transcribing MAR charts to enable the Neighbourhood Teams to support their patients with their medicines. There will also be some diagnostic testing (Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose etc) as well as the administration of medication, including insulin.

At Leeds Community Healthcare we adopt a patient-centred approach. The role involves some lone working and you will be in charge of your own caseload. It is therefore vital that the candidate will be able to work independently, autonomously and be able to demonstrate prioritising and time management skills. For these reasons we feel that the candidate should have at least 2 years post qualification experience.

Problem solving will also be a useful skill, as is the ability to acknowledge the concerns of our patients. The successful candidate will also be an excellent communicator as you will be communicating with a wide range of people and over a variety of disciplines.

We use Systm1 and work on laptops in peoples' homes, so IT skills are also needed. A knowledge of Systm1 would be an advantage, but not essential as training will be given.

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.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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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