Job Title:
Pharmacy Technician
Status: Permanent
Salary: £27,000 per annum FTE, increasing to £29,000 per annum FTE on completion of CPPE Pathway
FTE: Full Time-37.5 hours per week/minimum 30 hours per week
 Location: Practices of Living Well PCN Southampton
 Accountable to: Pharmacy Technician Lead

For more information, please see our Job Description: Pharmacy Technician- Job Description

Living Well Partnership is made up of 8 GP surgeries working innovatively to change the way we deliver great patient care and fast, effective patient communication

Overall Aim of role: 

As a member of the GP Practice Pharmacy Services Team the Pharmacy Technician supports the development and delivery of safe, effective and efficient systems for repeat prescribing, medicines optimisation, reducing medicines waste and maximising patient outcomes.
Working alongside the Senior Pharmacy Technician and with Clinical Pharmacists, to contribute to high-quality, cost-effective and safe medicines management. This will include medicines reconciliation post discharge, transcribing from clinical letters as well as monitoring near patient testing for patients taking high risk medications.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Accurate transcription of medications from hospital discharge summaries and clinical letters
  • Conducts medication use reviews independently within own competence includingreauthorizing eRD.
  • To undertake medicines reconciliation in accordance with practice protocols and to update patients’ medical records accordingly. In doing so ensures maintenance of accurate patient records and that all relevant information is documented in the patient’s medical notes in a timely manner
  • Supports the Practice Based Clinical Pharmacist to provide medication review services to patients via clinics in the practice and telephone consultations.
  • To respond to medication queries from patients and staff in a professional manner within defined competencies only referring to the appropriate Clinical Pharmacist or GP in accordance with practice protocols. This involves using resources such as the BNF, SPCs, CCG Medicine Management Guidelines and NICE guidelines.
  • Assists with the training and development of practice-based receptionist / prescribing clerks and administrators to support improved co-ordination and effective pharmacy administration within the practice, especially in relation to repeat prescribing systems and processes.
  • Liaising with local pharmacies regarding prescription queries to help ensure optimum therapy for patients as a result.
  • To provide advice to GPs, staff and patients in changes to prescribing to support the improvement of prescribing safety, quality and cost effectiveness.
  • Conducts medication use reviews independently within own competence.
  • Promote cost-effective, safe, evidence-based prescribing in accordance with local and national Medicines Optimisation Strategies
  • To participate in medication audits.
  • To support the achievement of the practice’s prescribing Quality and Outcomes Framework targets and any other medicine related enquiry or audit.
  • To advise on the sourcing and safe management of medicines as appropriate.
  • Participate in practice multidisciplinary meetings, patient participation groups, and other meetings to improve engagement of the role of the pharmacy technician within the practice and to promote issues relevant to prescribing and medicines optimisation.
  • To keep professionally up to date at all times and to meet the General Pharmaceutical Council standards for continuing professional development so as to maintain professional registration.
  • Be capable of prioritising work whilst maintaining accurate and timely records.
  • To assist with the ordering of medications and stock takes
  • Has regular contact with and is appraised by the Lead Pharmacy Technician

What we’re looking for!

  • BTEC/NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Current registration as a Pharmacy Technician with a General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Minimum of 1 year post qualification experience within primary/secondary or community care.
  • Understanding of prescribing and medicines management
  • Experience with dealing with the public/patients
  • Relevant advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of general practice and evidence-based medicine.
  • Awareness of systems to support the management of patients in a primary care setting that support pharmaceutical input into pathways of care and the business of the GP partnership.
  • Awareness of GP budget-management and funding systems to enable GP clinical pharmacy services to assist the delivery of NHS priorities and requirements for financial balance and quality.
  • An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for the improvement of prescribing
  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmacy law and ethics and current legislation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to establish and maintain effective relationships with others.
  • Excellent attention to accuracy and detail
  • Advanced numeracy skills

What we can offer you!

  • 5 weeks holiday pro rata PLUS bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership with a 14.38% employer contribution rate
  • Employee Wellbeing initiatives
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Monthly employee award
  • Investment in developing your skills and progression opportunities, across the Partnership
  • First consideration for other internal recruitment opportunities

To apply

  • Provide an up-to-date CV and a supporting cover letter, detailing how you meet the requirements of the role.
  • Closing date of 30th May 2024
  • Applications are to be e-mailed to hiowicb-hsi.livingwell-recruitment@nhs.net
  • Please note that proof of qualifications is required in the offering/onboarding process
  • Successful candidate will need a Enhanced DBS Clearance

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to hearing from you.

Dave Barclay

Managing Partner (Non-clinical)