Pharmacy Assistant - HMP Five Wells

Practice Plus Group
Competitive salary
22 Jul 2021
23 Jul 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Make a difference from day one at HMP Five Wells!

Are you collaborative, caring and compassionate?

Do you want to be part of healthcare team where every day is different?

Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you're looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day, then this is the place to be.

HMP Five Wells is a new establishment built in 2020 that will begin receiving patients from January 2022. It is a Category C resettlement men's prison which will have an operational capacity of 1,680 by November 2022. HMP Five Wells is based in Wellingborough in Northamptonshire. It is approximately 30 minutes from Bedford, 20 minutes from Northampton and 35 minutes north of Milton Keynes by car.

Practice Plus Group were recently awarded the healthcare contract at HMP Five Wells and will begin delivering services in January 2022. We are the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach - an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/well being factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person's care.

In return for your hard work you will...

We want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded. So we offer a salaryof£21,000 per annum,with 25 days annual leave, rising to 28 days with service, plus 8 public bank holidays and the opportunity to join our pension scheme. We also offer other benefits includingfree uniform, great learning and development opportunities (including apprenticeship opportunities for individuals aspiring to be Pharmacy Technicians), cycle to work scheme, lots of shopping discounts (and we are recognised by Blue Light) and free tea and coffee!

What will you be doing?

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of our Healthcare team from the very beginning.

As a pharmacy dispenser/assistant working at Five Wells you will become an integral member of the pharmacy team, as well as a valued member of the multidisciplinary clinical healthcare team that includes early days in custody, planned care, and un-scheduled care

As a prison pharmacy dispenser/assistant with us, you will providehigh quality support to the supply, preparation and assembly of medicines under the direction of the Responsible Pharmacist. Contributing to services such as medicines reconciliation, managing stock medicines, safe transportation of medicines, and provide support to a safe and secure medicines administration service whilst following polices, protocols and standard operating procedures.

You will promote best practice and patient centred care, encouraging our patients to beactively involved in their own health and wellbeing, promoting a healthy life style and applying our Well-being approach. Our job description has further details of the role with us.

About You

We are looking for candidates with the following:
  • NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Service Skills/equivalent or working towards
  • Medicines handing experience desirable not essential
  • Level 2 English and Maths or equivalent
  • A non-judgmental and compassionate approach
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have the ability to recognise your own value and that of others
  • Good IT skills and IT literacy
  • A non-judgemental approach and compassionate approach
  • Ability to work within a busy environment
  • Ability to work unsupervised whilst following policy and procedures

About Us

We are passionate about what we do and our core values are:
  • We treat patients and each other as we would like to be treated
  • We act with integrity
  • We embrace diversity
  • We strive to do things better together.

If this resonates with you then we'd like to hear from you!

To apply for the role click on the link below. If you have any questions contact Alex Tigwellin our friendly resourcing team by email:

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week on a salary of up to £21,000 per annum

Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.

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