An exciting opportunity has arisen for a conscientious, hardworking, and enthusiastic individual to join our pharmacy team at Chesterfield Royal Hospital as a Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technician.
The successful candidate will enrol onto a 2 year Apprenticeship to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become a Pharmacy Technician whilst working and complete the Integrated Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians course with a chosen provider.
Achievement of this qualification and completion of the apprenticeship will enable you to apply for registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as a qualified Pharmacy Technician.
You will be required to undertake training in all areas of the pharmacy department including dispensaries, production, stores and distribution and on the wards.
This training will enable you to play a leading role in the safe and efficient dispensing and supply of medicines for inpatients, outpatients and for patients being discharged from hospital as well as carry out ward based technician duties.
You will work alongside Technicians, Pharmacists, ATO’s and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
Applicants must have excellent communication skills, a committed and desire to learn, and an aptitude for thoroughness and accuracy. The successful candidate will be expected to develop knowledge, skills and competencies to achieve the level 3 Diploma in Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians delivered by a chosen college via blended learning.
All tasks undertaken will be following local and national guidelines, policies and legislation and applicants must follow the knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined by the professional and apprenticeship standards.
Our Vision is to be a first-class provider of sustainable healthcare services, delivering the best possible care for our patients; and being a great place to work for our people. Our Proud to CARE philosophy supports this vision. As members of staff we will always:
- Show COMPASSION – treating everyone with kindness – welcoming diversity and inclusion, considering individual needs; and challenging inappropriate behaviours outside of our values
- AMBITION – Aspiring to be the best – reaching high standards, providing exceptional care and services; and achieving measurable improvements in people’s health and wellbeing
- RESPECT – Valuing and appreciating everyone – listening, learning and acting on their experiences, being open and honest; and recognising that working with others brings benefits
- ENCOURAGEMENT– Opportunities for all – supporting education and development, helping people to bring their improvement ideas to life and speak-up; and getting everyone involved in our future
- To study towards attainment of the Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians qualification, including attendance at Higher education college , and undertaking self-directed study
- To receive training and demonstrate relevant practical pharmaceutical aspects of a technician’s role including dispensing and checking of prescriptions, completing medicines reconciliation at ward level, assessing Patient’s own drugs and ordering medicines.
- To carry out duties in accordance with departmental policies and procedures and demonstrate professional knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in line with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) 'Standards for Pharmacy Professionals’.
- To participate in in-patient, out-patient and discharge dispensing services within the dispensaries and satellites.
- To undertake pharmacy reception duties including receiving of prescriptions, taking payments and checking exemption status
- To participate in the provision of medicines information and advice to patients, carers and healthcare professionals within own limitations.
- To participate in accuracy checking of others dispensing.
- Assist in the maintenance of efficient stock control including carrying out stock checks and expiry date checks in the dispensary and ward level.
- Participate in a “ward top-up service” ensuring agreed stock levels and correct and safe storage according to storage conditions.
- To participate in the operation of the pharmacy store including receipt of delivered goods and associated checks and data entry
- Perform medicines reconciliation processes for newly admitted patients.
- Assess patient’s own drugs for suitability according to SOP’s so they can be re-used where appropriate.
- To undertake continuing Professional Development as required by the Level 3 Diploma and as agreed by the department.