Are you looking for a new challenge and career opportunity? About to qualify this year? Considering a change in sector? If so, this could be the role for you!
Recognising the changes in the initial education & training for pharmacy technicians & experience gained in working in different sectors of the profession, we are delighted to be able to offer four new band 4 to band 5 professional development posts. Your experience, skills & knowledge will be matched against our development pathway & an individual programme will be tailored to meet your training & development & our service needs, enabling you to progress to a guaranteed Band 5 position on successful achievement of competency. The expected timeframe to undertake & complete relevant competencies is between 6 months to a year.
You will work on rotation between clinical services (ward and dispensary) across our Preston and Chorley sites (the hospital provides free transport from site to site), offering you a wide range of technical, clinical, leadership and management experience, lots of variety in terms of clinical specialities and never a dull day!
Our aim as a department is to provide excellent care with compassion for every patient and their families on every occasion. You will be joining a friendly team, who pride themselves on working to the values and behaviours they have said are important to then to deliver the best care - Patient Focused, Support Each Other and Embrace Improvement.
If you are ambitious, self-motivated and enthusiastic, and these values resonate with you, then we would love for you to join our team and contribute to our award-winning services
Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this post. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.
Working hours are between 8:00am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday on rotation with each shift being 7.5 hours and 30 minute lunch break. There is also a requirement to work one Saturday or Sunday every five weeks (you’ll then get a day off the following week) and one bank holiday a year. Weekend and Bank Holiday shifts have additional pay rates.
As a Trust, we support agile and flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You'll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview.
We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.
Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.
You’ll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you’d never have done. You’ll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.
You’ll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.
Duties to include but not be limited to:
- To provide an effective medicine management and supply service to wards/departments of the Trust and patients of Lancashire Care Foundation Trust.
- To work in conjunction with the prescribing pharmacists, clinical pharmacists and medicines management assistants to deliver ward based clinical pharmacy and supply services within a delegated area of responsibility.
- To provide quality pharmaceutical care appropriate to the needs of the patient that is consistent with evidence based practice, clinical guidelines, legislation, policies and procedures.
- To act as key link between wards and pharmacy department, integrating with the multidisciplinary team, providing technical expertise and advice on issues relating to medicines management and medicines governance.
- To plan and manage own workload and that of the pharmacy technicians and medicines management assistants to ensure clinical and supply services are delivered in a cost effective and operationally efficient manner.
- To support the delivery of training, development and competency assessment; maintaining quality and standards by contributing to the development and implementation of new services, processes and procedures to deliver services in line with Professional, Local and National directives
In addition, once band 4 to 5 training and development completed:
- To act as an accredited accuracy checker.
- To contribute to effective patient flow within the organisation by supporting and prioritising safe and effective supply of medication for patients discharged via the Discharge Lounge.
- To support the management and delivery of the Pharmacy Technician Led Chemotherapy and Mental Health Dispensing Services at Royal Preston and Chorley Hospitals
- To provide line management, leadership and direction to the Pharmacy Technicians and Medicines Management Assistants
- To deputise for Dispensary and Medicines Management Team Leaders in their absence and during sessional dispensary and weekend shifts.