• Full Time
  • Anywhere

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

The department operates between the hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday and does not open weekends or bank holidays.

The hours expected for this post are negotiable, this can be discussed at interview, this will be between a minimum of 22.5 and 37.5 hours per week

We are looking to appoint a Pharmacy Technician with at least 1 years post-registration experience, who is flexible and enthusiastic, has attention to detail, the ability to work under pressure, prioritise and organise own work 

You will be fully supported by the well-established pharmacy team, which consists of Pharmacy Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacists and a medicines management service co-ordinator.

  • To participate in the provision of pharmacy services including supply of pharmaceuticals to the Community Hospitals, Health Centres and Clinics in Derbyshire County , in accordance with national and local policy and agreed performance standards, 
  • To participate in the delivery and development of the ward based Pharmacy Technician Services including medication risk assessment reviews and undertaking medicines reconciliation on allocated wards.
  • To provide support and advice to other health care professionals on pharmaceutical matters relating to patient care
  • Main duties of the job

  • Provide the timely and effective supply of pharmaceuticals to the wards, departments, clinics and health centres
  • Dispensing and accuracy checking of dispensed items, including providing one-stop dispensing service to allocated wards.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures, in consultation with the Chief Pharmacist, Principal Pharmacist and line manager.
  • Work within local and national protocols and legislation.
  • Working for our organisation

    Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

    We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

    During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Assess patients for suitability to self-administer, provide supplies, counselling and keep records in accordance with local procedures.
  • Participate in a rolling program of statutory controlled drugs inspections on all relevant wards and departments as requested, ensuring all legal specifications are adhered to and maintained
  • Participate in and as required assist with the collation and analysis of medicine management related audits.
  • Be accountable for own professional actions.
  • Work alone under own initiative with remote team support on allocated wards and also working with a degree of autonomy.
  • Person specification

    Education qualifications and training

    Essential criteria

  • Qualifications – BTEC Level 3 in pharmacy services or NVQ in pharmacy services or equivalent
  • Current driving license
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Desirable criteria

  • Checking Technician accreditation
  • Car owner / use of a car
  • Experience and knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • At least 1 years exp
  • Computer literate
  • Desirable criteria

  • At least 1 year hospital experience
  • Experience of audit
  • Skills and attributes

    Essential criteria

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Prioritise and organise own work
  • Able to work with a degree of autonomy
  • Aptitude and personal qualities

    Essential criteria

  • Flexible and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust (DCHS) is one of the largest providers of specialist community healthcare in England and we currently employ around 4,500 staff. We deliver a variety of services across Derbyshire, caring for nearly 1.8 million patients each year.

    We deliver patient care through 11 community hospitals, 4 minor injury units, 29 health centres and a learning disability centre. Another key part of our service is out in the community where we care for people in their own homes via therapists, health visitors and district nurses, and promoting public health in the wider community. As a Trust we care for patients of all ages with a special focus on the needs of elderly people and the very young.

    DCHS has been recognised as a top 10 NHS organisation to work for in the UK by the Health Service Journal and NHS Employers in their Best Places to Work 2015 campaign. The Trust is also the runner-up in the category for the best NHS community trust employer.

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