Pharmacy Technician - Clinical Services - #35256

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Cambridge
Contract type: Full time
Job overview

We are offering an opportunity for a Pharmacy Technicians to join our Clinical Team. This essential role provides the opportunity for a committed Pharmacy Technician to put their skills into practice, working with innovative technology and systems, whilst also continuing to build further skills for future career progression. You will participate in the medicines reconciliation process, supply of medication during Inpatient stay, support effective and timely discharge and patient counselling.

We provide excellent education and development opportunities including, Medicines Reconciliation and Checking Pharmacy Technician accreditations. We are looking for a highly motivated registered Pharmacy Technician with excellent organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure whilst ensuring accuracy in all aspects of technical pharmacy.

We welcome applications from Trainee Pharmacy technicians completing their qualification this year. Entry level will be at a Band 4 (unless already Band 5) - previous experience, qualification and accreditations will be considered. Candidates will be regraded to Band 5 once in-house accreditation completed.

Main duties of the job
  • To improve the quality of care to patients in Clinical and Ward areas by means of an efficient medicines management system. This will include the use of patients’ own drugs (PODS), providing Inpatient supply dispensing, near-patient discharge systems and counselling patients about their medicines.
  • To support the Associate Chief Pharmacist – Clinical Pharmacy Services, Chief Pharmacy Technician and Principal Pharmacy Technician – Clinical Services in the delivery of the departmental medicines management strategy via provision of technical Ward based Pharmacy Services.
  • To rotate around defined clinical areas according to experience
Working for our organisation

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people’s age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

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