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Pharmacy Technician

  • Job reference: PTech
  • Location: Stafford, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: General Healthcare
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Job description: Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a Pharmacy Technician to work within the NHS in Stafford. The role is a temporary contract for a minimum of 12 weeks, full or part time with the working hours 0900 to 1700.

Hourly rate- £21.00Ltd (paid via an umbrella company)

Responsibilities
To work as an Accredited Checking Technician (once qualified, if working towards) and be able to check clinically screened prescriptions.
To be able to act independently in following department SOPs
To dispense medication accurately and be able to decide when it is necessary to refer to the Senior Clinical Pharmacists.
To participate in the provision of Medicines Reconciliation and PODs service to wards and community units.
To transcribe non-stock items from charts for supply by pharmacy
To assist day to day organisation of staff in the dispensary and to facilitate efficient running of service ensuring that procedures relating to good dispensary practice are followed.
To participate in research and audit undertaken in pharmacy
To assist in dispensing and checking of Clinical Trials, where appropriate.
To guide Pharmacy Assistants and Preregistration Pharmacists as appropriate in labelling and dispensing techniques.
To ensure that the principles of safe and secure handling of medicines are adopted and to take part in quality assurance systems for pharmaceutical services.
To communicate clearly and sensitively about patient medication issues both internally and externally.
To participate in the dispensary, cover rota. This includes taking in prescriptions and verify personal details; take a current drug history from the patient or carer to identify any drug allergies, drug interactions or problems with the medication prescribed; to give out patient medication to patients and counsel the patient on their medication to promote concordance. This will include the name of the medication, dosage, common side-effects and administration details including use of devices. In addition, resolve any queries or concerns a patient may have about their medications.

Qualifications
*ACT (accredited Checking Technician)
*Registered with the GPhC

If this role is of interest please send a CV to andrew.wiles@servicecare.org.uk