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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/10/2021.

Senior Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 256-265-SH139

Surrey Heartlands CCG
Oxted, Tandridge County council office, Oxted
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum plus Fringe HCAS

Due to a promotion, Surrey Heartlands CCG are looking for two dynamic, motivated and experienced pharmacy technicians to join our forward thinking, innovative and highly regarded Medicines Management Team (MMT) in the East Place.

We have an ambitious vision for transformation and continuous improvement of health and care across our footprint. We are in the unique position of having secured a devolution deal, which for the first time really brings together health and social care by allowing us to commission from a single budget. We also have developed four dynamic sustainable Places (across East Surrey, Guildford and Waverley, North West Surrey and Surrey Downs localities) based on co-operation with our component partners, and focusing on local population needs, priorities and decision making. In addition, we have responsibility, delegated from NHS England, for managing Primary Care contracts across the Surrey Heartlands footprint.

The East Surrey Place (population 190,000) has 16 GP practices working in 5 Primary Care Networks (PCNs). The MMT works closely with all GP practices and PCNs in the Place to improve the quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of prescribing in primary care, works with colleagues in pharmaceutical commissioning to influence hospital prescribing practice, and embed medicines optimisation into everyday practice.

The post holders will be qualified and registered pharmacy technicians with significant post registration experience in a primary care, hospital or community setting. The post holders will also be required to travel to practices and other settings.

We are looking for individuals who thrive on a challenge, with some understanding of the prescribing issues facing primary care. You should possess a wide range of experience and skills including excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as sound clinical and technical knowledge about the legally required and best practice management of medicines. Previous experience of working with GPs or in primary care would be an advantage although not essential.

Key components of the posts will be to:

  • Work as an active member of the MMT to ensure delivery of a legal, safe and high quality pharmaceutical service.
  • Contribute to the development of and support implementation of a medicines management strategy and associated services and projects.
  • Work with primary care pharmacists, GP practice staff and other key stakeholders to deliver CCG medicines optimisation plans in primary care.

These posts offer a great opportunity to build on the existing and valued service. We want to make a difference to patient care and continue delivering an excellent service in this complex and challenging environment.

If this is the type of opportunity that you have been looking for, and you meet the requirements above then please apply. We would love to hear from you.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better patient outcomes. We welcome all applications, especially those from underrepresented communities, including people with a disability, and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

As part of the organisation’s commitment to achieving equality of opportunity for all staff, Surrey Heartlands CCG will consider all requests for flexible working on hiring. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: flexible hours, compressed hours, part-time hours and/or job-sharing, and homeworking.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

In accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, NWS Clinical Commissioning Group will not discriminate against or dismiss the applications of candidates with spent convictions for posts which are not exempt from this legislation.

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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