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Pharmacy Technician

Employer
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Location
Claygate
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
16 Sep 2021
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Job Details

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.

We are looking for a part time pharmacy technician to complement our successful and friendly village GP practice in Claygate. The Capelfield Surgery has been established within the Claygate community for over 30 years and have a steady patient size of 8,000.

Reports to: Operations Manager

Hours: 25hrs/wk, Monday-Friday between 8-6pm, Flexible

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Start Date: ASAP

Main Duties & Responsibilities include:
  • Responding to prescription requests from community patients, nursing/care home staff, pharmacy staff and GPs, processing them within 48 hours for routine prescriptions and same day for urgent prescriptions. This can include re-routing prescriptions to out of hours' pharmacies for same day delivery.
  • Support and respond to medicines related queries from medical and nursing colleagues and from patients and relatives both face to face, via phone or via email. Queries can include issues with interactions or ADRs, availability of stock, swallowing difficulties, cost-effectiveness, urgent requests or extra supplies.
  • Review hospital discharge notifications and outpatient hospital letters and reconcile medication against current repeats, flagging up and correcting discrepancies.
  • Promote safe use of medication, reporting of medicines related incidents and pro-actively preventing safeguarding incidents.
  • Use knowledge of GP computer prescribing systems and community pharmacy dispensing systems to advise on solving problems related to prescribing/dispensing and other areas to develop the skills of practice and pharmacy staff.
  • Observe the principles of clinical governance when developing policies, protocols, guidelines, SOPs and procedures.
  • Support practice prescribing budgets by on-going monitoring, audit and analysis of drug use and support practices in reviewing, developing and enhancing cost-effective prescribing. This includes staying aware of latest QIPP and other cost targets.
  • Help review medication with the pharmacists and make recommendations for prescribing changes to improve outcome and ensure prescribing of the most cost-effective product.
  • Undertake any other additional duties appropriate to the post as requested by the partners or the supervisor / practice managers


Qualifications

Essential
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF) plus Level 3 QCF Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science or GPhC accredited equivalent prior to July 2011

Desirable
  • Minimum of 2 years post-qualification experience.
  • Experience of dealing with a range of clinical conditions


Please provide a covering letter with your CV.

All enquiries to Gayle Gollogly, Operations Manager, Capelfield Surgery, Claygate, KT10 0EH

Gayle.gollogly@nhs.net / Tel 01372 462 501

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