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Pharmacy Technician - Home-based

Salary: £20,300.00 to £28,750.00 per annum Position: Part Time Location: London
Posted: 27-06-22 Job Type: Permanent

Job Description:

Are you looking for a rewarding career as a Pharmacy Technician in a successful, growing team?

If using your pharmaceutical skills and knowledge to support our service users, and develop our frontline teams sounds good to you, then we hope you'll read on to learn more about this opportunity.

You will be working within the well-established and award-winning Medicines Management Team to support our services across England & Scotland. Led by our Director of Pharmacy, you’ll be joining an increasing workforce of pharmacy professionals across the organisation with opportunities to attend our regular network meetings and external conferences.

We are interested in hearing from applicants who have transferable skills from the hospital or community pharmacy sectors.

About the job

You'll be joining a dedicated, compassionate team of people whose purpose is to keep our service users safe while they work with us to get back to where they want to be.  

Medication can be a really important part of that journey and your skills and expertise will be vital to ensure we provide the correct medicine and that it is used safely and in the most effective manner.

Managing our use, control and storage of medicines and their associated stationary is an essential part of the role. As a Pharmacy Technician you'll be asked for your input into how we develop these services and educate our frontline teams to maintain high quality service provision and build an ever better offering for the future.

We welcome applications for this Pharmacy Technician role, with the following experience: Home-based, Clinical, Pharmacy, Healthcare Professional, Medicine Management, Checking Technician, GPhC, Pharmacist, BTEC Pharmacy Technician, NVQ Level 2 Pharmacy Services, Communication Skills, IT.

Benefits

  • We actively support our pharmacy professionals with revalidation by providing protected continuing professional development time.
  • We also have a wide range of educational opportunities, and we pay your GPhC fee.
  • We offer you the opportunity to use the government backed Apprenticeship Levy fund to develop your practice in line with your specific role.
  • Access to employee assistance programme 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Death in service benefit 
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • You will have a holiday allowance of 28 days (pro-rata if part time) plus bank holidays, and we will support you with paid carers leave, bereavement leave and flexible working arrangements if required.

Additional Information

You will be home based but must be able to travel to our services in England and Scotland. This may include evening working, and periods away from home. Interviews will be held virtually on 28/07/2022.

Essential Skills:

To successfully carry out this Pharmacy Technician role, you will need:

  • to be a registered Pharmacy Technician with GPhC
  • an NVQ Level 2 Pharmacy Services BTEC Pharmacy Technician (or equivalent)
  • evidence of your continuous professional development
  • at least 2 years post-qualification experience of working in a pharmacy environment
  • experience of providing medicine related advice to service users/carers
  • experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • knowledge of controlled drugs regulations
  • to be able to work effectively in a team
  • be organised, able to priorise well and deal with unexpected demands on your time
  • to be comfortable using IT and gathering, monitoring and analysing data
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • be able to work alone but also recognise when to refer in line with your personal/professional limitations
  • able to travel to different locations as and when required

Desired Skills

While these are not essential, Pharmacy Technicians who have some or all of the following in addition to the essential criteria will be at an advantage:

  • be an accredited medicines management technician
  • be an accredited checking technician
  • training, teaching, or presentation skills
  • assessment skills including an understanding of risk assessments
  • experience of audit
  • experience of change management in medicines management
  • knowledge of dealing with personal safety situations
  • criminal justice or mental health experience
  • a successful track record of monitoring costs and expenditure
  • knowledge of policy development
  • medicine information experience
  • formulary management experience

About Company:

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year. 

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

We Are With You.