Job overview

We are seeking to recruit an innovative and forward thinking accredited checking Pharmacy Technician who is able to thrive in a busy environment. They must have a “can do and will do” attitude and be able to overcome challenges in the day to day operations of the Pharmacy setting and maintaining the high standards expected by the GPhC, the Trust and its patients.

The candidate must be a qualified checking Pharmacy Technician. It is essential that the candidate be professional and diplomatic with good communication skills and have the ability to prioritise their working day under pressure, whilst ensuring company values and behaviours are upheld.

Main duties of the job

The Trust has an Electronic Clinical Patient Record/EPMA System where vital signs are recorded direct from BP machines, electronic prescribing and electronic drug charts are in use Trust-wide and patient documentation (clinical notes, care planning) are now electronic for the entire multidisciplinary team. This has transformed our working practices and is a really exciting time to join the Trust.

The Pharmacy also has automated the dispensing, distribution and storage of Pharmaceutical medicines by installing a Mach 4 Robot. We also have an Omnicell dispensing cabinet in use in the Pharmacy

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated technician to join our team of rotational technicians. The post holder will participate in a structured rotational programme gaining experience and training in:

  • Dispensary services
  • Distribution and Community Health Services
  • Procurement and Homecare Service
  • Clinical Trials and High Cost Drugs Data Management
  • You will also be able to undertake Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training and, if appropriate, work towards gaining the Practice Supervisor (PS) or Educational Supervisor (ES) qualification.

    Working for our organisation

    Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

    We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of “Outstanding” from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

    Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard’s Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

    Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

    We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

    Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

    Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

    Person specification

    Skills/ Abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good written communication skills with internal and external colleagues
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Desirable criteria

  • Problem solving skills
  • Good planning and organising skills
  • Education

    Essential criteria

  • Registration with theGPhC
  • BTEC and NVQ3 in pharmaceutical science
  • Accredited checking qualification
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Experience of hospital pharmacy
  • Significant experience of working in a dispensary
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of staff training
  • Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Desirable criteria

  • Audit knowledge
  • Other Requirements

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrating an understanding of Trust Values
  • General Guidance for Applicants

    The Trust is committed to supporting flexible working wherever possible. The Trust also welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

    We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

    The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

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