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Band 5 Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Administration

NHS Professionals - Fl
Competitive salary
Closing date
30 Sep 2021
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Job Title and Grade: Band 5 Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Administration

Location/Trust: HMP Risley, 617 Warrington Road, Warrington WA3 6BP

Department Covered: Pharmacy

Placement Ref/ID: 43752

The Role:

We have long term placement opportunities available for Band 5 Pharmacy Technician - Medicines Administration available at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust, specifically providing the following:
  • To provide quality, effective pharmacy services to improve patient care including technical and clinical services, and to assist in education and training of pharmacy and nursing staff.
  • To administer medication safely and in a timely manner as part of the routine medicines round in the prison.
  • To promote further development of the pharmacy technician's role within the Trust.

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford, Trafford and Wigan and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the northwest of England and beyond. We also provide Health and Justice Services in a number of custodial settings.

The Trust employs around 5,700 members of staff, who deliver services from more than 150 locations. Over a 12-month period, we see in the region of 53,000 service users.



To apply for this post, you will:
  • Enhanced DBS is essential, prison clearance will be arranged onsite.
  • Provision of a quality service, demonstrating reliability in routine dispensing of medication and skill in non-routine tasks e.g., advising patients/cares on medication issues or handling routine drug queries.
  • Carry out medicines administration on allocated wings, signposting queries to relevant departments and keeping a complete record on the electronic administration system.
  • Participation in dispensing and accuracy checking of dispensed items.
  • Development of and participation in wing-based duties to include medicines reconciliation, assessment of PODs and liaising with other healthcare professionals to gather relevant information on current medication and compliance status of new and long-term prisoners.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of policies and procedures within the department and those impacting across services e.g., Medicines Management Policy.
  • Supervise and train new starters, apprentices, assistants, qualified or student technicians in the provision of an effective and efficient pharmacy services.
  • Deliver post graduate level training to pre-registration pharmacy graduates and qualified nursing staff.

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: -
  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it - 24/7 365 days - Call us anytime on 03330 144 370
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don't have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Ayushi Doshi as Recruitment & Placement Consultant on 0144 290 2016 or

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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