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Job ID
Posting Date
Healthcare services
Job type
Full time
£22,128 to £28,746 pa
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Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician Band 5

Job description

Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician
Previous applicants need not apply
We are looking to recruit experienced, enthusiastic and well-motivated individuals to join our friendly team of Pharmacy Technicians who provide a range of Pharmaceutical services in this busy acute Trust. Applicants must be registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Hospital Pharmacy experience is not essential but may be an advantage.
Applicants for the Band 5 Accuracy Pharmacy Technician position must hold the BTEC Professional Diploma in Dispensing Checking or an equivalent qualification that is recognised by the North West Framework for Dispensing Checking Pharmacy Technicians.
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust works together to provide high quality health care services across the Towns of Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes and the surrounding areas. The majority of emergency care and complex surgical care is based at Warrington Hospital whilst Halton Hospital is a centre of excellence for routine surgery. The position will be based mainly on the Warrington Hospital site and will include rotations to Halton Hospital.
Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technicians are involved in:

Dispensing activities for in patients and out patients using the automation system
Medicines management at ward level
Medicines reconciliation
Administration of medicines to in-patients
Providing medicines counselling advice to patients
The self-medication scheme
Stock control
Checking assembled medicines for ward stock and emergency drug kits
Final accuracy checking
Completing discharge prescriptions at ward level
Training and supervision of pre-registration pharmacy technicians, entry level pharmacy technicians and other support staff

We are committed to the training and development of Pharmacy Technicians and provide opportunities for continuous professional development. Further development opportunities available include releasing unlicensed medicines from quarantine, procurement and dispensing of parenteral cytotoxic medicines, dispensing radiopharmaceuticals and aseptically prepared products, medicines information service, admissions ward pharmacy technician service, fast track warfarin dosing in the anticoagulant clinics, monitoring antibiotic usage and NVQ assessing.
Applicants must be reliable, patient focused individuals with good communication and organisational skills. Any successful applicant will be expected to participate in flexible working which will include weekend, bank holidays and evening service rotas.

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