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Pharmacy Technician - HMP Five Wells

Employer
Practice Plus Group
Location
Wellingborough
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
4 Nov 2021

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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 salary of £25,000 per annum, with 25 days annual leave, rising to 28 days with service, plus 8 public bank holidays and opportunity to join our pension scheme. We also offer other benefits including free 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 GPHC registered pharmacy technician working at Five Wells you will become a valued member of the pharmacy team, as well as an integral member of the multidisciplinary clinical healthcare team that includes early days in custody, planned care, and scheduled care

You will contribute to our professional strategy and vision to

Provide a safe and secure dispensing and medicine optimisation service, including the final accuracy check of dispensed medicines. You will contribute to high quality services such as medicines reconciliation, managing medicines for release or transfer to other care settings, including Patients Own Drugs whilst following standard operating procedures

You will also deliver non-judgemental care involving anything from the timely administration of medicines on the prison wings through to analysing cost effective prescribing as defined through our unique Health in Justice Medicine Optimisation Dashboard and bespoke Health in Justice Medicine's policy.

You will promote best practice and patient centred care, encouraging our patients to be actively 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

You will hold NVQ Level 3, BTEC, or equivalent qualifications and have current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPHC) to be considered for this role. You will also have relevant post-qualification experience working within a pharmacy environment and multi-disciplinary team.

You'll be able to demonstrate assessment skills, including the undertaking of risk assessments and have sound patient counselling skills, treating patients with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach.

If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!

Additional Information

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 Alexin our friendly resourcing team using the details to the side of this advert.

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week on a salary of up to £25,000 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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