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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/06/2022.

Band 5 - CMHT Senior Pharmacy Technician

Job Reference: 313-A-22-119983-RO

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
Salary:
£25,655 - £31,534

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


Does making a difference to the lives of patients motivate and inspire you?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for three enthusiastic and committed registered pharmacy technicians to develop specialist skills within mental health, whilst working as part of a dedicated pharmacy team alongside the community mental health teams.

The candidates will be a key member of a busy team, dealing with a range of issues including providing support and advice to healthcare professionals in primary and community mental health care teams to improve medicines optimisation in mental health. The post holder will be required to work accurately and proactively to deliver high quality support as part of the Medicines Management Team to both inpatients and service users based in community mental health teams.

Hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Duties are varied but will include:

  • To establish patient’s medication history contacting GPs and / or other healthcare providers to ascertain the patient’s medication history and advising Trust staff of identified discrepancies.
  • To identify potential pharmaceutical issues that may arise and work with multi-disciplinary teams to resolve.
  • To provide patient counselling and support medicine optimisation

As well as having a BTEC in Pharmacy Science or Equivalent and being an Accredited Checking Technician, the successful candidate should have good computer skills, demonstrate they can work accurately, have excellent communication skills and be proactive. They need to be able to work as part of a team, work in an organised manner, and have a willingness to learn. The successful candidate will be registered with the GPhC.

Flexible working patterns that meet the needs of the service will be considered.

For further information please contact:

Andrew Moonesinghe (Pharmacy Services Manager)

Tel: 0116 295 8999

or

Isabelle Girard Bancroft (Medicines Management Team Leader)

Tel: 0116 295 8372

 




Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.


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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