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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2021.

Care Home Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 468-ENH336-A

East and North Herts CCG
Charter House, Welwyn Garden City
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum plus 5% HCA

East & North Herts CCG Care Home Pharmacy Technician. We are an innovative Care Home Pharmacy Team, previously part of one of the six NHS England Care Home Vanguard sites. We want to expand our team of pharmacy professionals to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of our care home residents and further support care home staff. We would like to recruit a dynamic pharmacy medicines management support officer to join the team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with broad previous experience, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with competing priorities and demands. You will also have the ability to work on your own initiative and build successful relationships with a range of professional healthcare staff and cross working with different organisations and teams.

The post holder will be part of the East and North Herts Clinical Commissioning Group (ENHCCG) Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Team. As a valued member of our PMOT, you will benefit from close peer support and professional development to help you succeed in this varied and challenging role.

The role will involve supporting our HCC quality team by working with individual care homes within East and North Hertfordshire; ensuring medicines are handled in a safe manner, to meet CQC standards. Also improving use of medicines and outcomes, with a specific focus on medicines optimisation and reducing waste.

Successful applicants will provide practical support to individual GP practices in the PCNs, care homes, community pharmacies as well as working with colleagues across organisations as Integrated Care Systems develop. You will be also working with pharmacists and technicians in the PCNs and supporting their development of their roles with PCN DES and Enhanced Care in Care Homes DES. You must be a NVQ2 qualified in Pharmacy Services. It is essential you have access to appropriate means of transport to travel effectively across the geographical area of ENHCCG. You will have the opportunity to advance your professional development using the underlying principles of the APTUK Framework for pharmaceutical care.

Experience of working in a primary care setting and ability to use GP IT systems would be an advantage, but is not essential as full training will be given.

East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group is a leading NHS organisation with an award-winning governing body. Working closely with partner organisations, the CCG's 300 staff design, plan and commission health services for more than half a million people and monitor the quality and effectiveness of those services.

Our forward thinking, financially robust and clinically-led organisation is based in the centre of Welwyn Garden City, a 1920s 'garden city' in the heart of Hertfordshire. Welwyn Garden City is 25 minutes from central London by train and easily accessed from the A1 and other major road networks.


Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (“the Regulations”)

The position of Care Home Pharmacy Technician requires completed course of doses of authorised Coronavirus vaccine to enter care home(s).

The Regulations come into force on 11 November 2021. Applicants are advised that under the Regulations, from 11 November 2021, it is a legal requirement that anyone entering a care home must have completed a course of doses of an authorised vaccine, subject to certain exemptions as detailed in the Regulations. Applicants are further advised that where applicable, appropriate evidence of an individual’s vaccination status or any clinical exemption will be required in order to enter the care home[s] from 1 November 2021.

There will be the opportunity to discuss this further at the interview stage. If you have any queries regarding this requirement, please contact Jodie White.


Due to the current COVID situation the interview for this post will take place using MS Teams. The interview may include a short presentation on a relevant Medicines Optimisation topic to be advised to candidates who are successful in the initial stages of selection.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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