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Medicines Management Technician

Band 5

Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
Band 5
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
214-D&O19-05-27
Site
Kings Mill Hospital
Town
Sutton-In-Ashfield
Salary
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum
Closing
30/06/2019 23:59

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) We are a multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care across our three hospitals and in the Mid Nottinghamshire community. We have a stable leadership team, a clear sense of direction and we are working very closely with our health and local authority partners in the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to deliver a better future for the population we serve. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of our decision making.

At SFH we value our staff.  We know happy, well supported staff provide high quality care to patients. We want all patients to receive the level of care we expect our friends and family to receive and we are making progress with this aim. We have the highest staff engagement scores across the Midlands and in 2018 the Care Quality Commission assessed us as Good Overall and Outstanding for the Care we provide.

We offer a growing range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment. We are committed to supporting colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’. 

If our vision and values appeal to you, now is the time to join #Team SFH. 


 

An opportunity has arisen to invest in a number of ward based Medicines Management technicians working within the four divisions on the Kings Mill Site. Working on a rotational basis these individuals will undergo training to enable them to deliver a high standard of clinical pharmacy service to our patients.

Our ward-based clinical services are extremely well developed and we expect our MMTs to assist our clinical pharmacists in ensuring the optimal use of medicines in our patients. Our ethos over recent years has been to provide Pharmacy services close to patients and make the best use of the skills of our staff. As a result our MMTs spend the majority of their time working within clinical pharmacy teams at ward level.

Ward-based MMT duties include:

  • assessing patient’s own medicines
  • electronic ordering of medicines
  • confirming medication histories with patients
  • counselling patients on new medicines
  • referring patients for community pharmacy follow up where appropriate
  • assisting ward staff in the safe use of medicines

There will also be a need to cover dispensary based tasks on a rota basis which will include labelling and dispensing prescriptions, final accuracy checking of dispensed medicines and counselling of out-patients.

To be able to meet this challenge the ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills, a willingness to learn and a passion for patient centred care. Our team model allows MMTs to develop their skills and expertise by working closely with clinical pharmacists.

Our Pharmacy department has embraced electronic assistive tools and robotic dispensing allowing the vast majority of inpatient work to be dealt with at ward level ensuring your skills and knowledge are focused on dealing with medicine issues at the patient’s bedside. 

You must:

  • Be a Registered Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC
  • Hold BTEC/NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences (or equivalent)
  • Have experience working as a qualified Pharmacy Technician

We are willing to accept flexible working.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Cheryl Smith, Senior Technician Education and Training 01623 622515 ext 6155, cheryl.smith27@nhs.net or Lyndsey Bennett Deputy Dispensary Manager/Medicines Management Technician 01623 622515 Ext 5624 lyndseybennett@nhs.net