An exciting opportunity has arisen at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) for a Senior Medicines Management Technician. If you would like the opportunity to provide near patient pharmacy services in a dynamic and exciting environment we would like to hear from you.
If you have the enthusiasm and are committed to team working with good communication skills, we can provide additional training and development to support you. We have a strong focus on developing our technicians with in-house competencies, exposure to management for junior staff and leadership skills. The Medicines Management team consists of nearly 40 technicians of varying grades, and 6 support workers.
As a department we have an ethos for continuing professional development and training for all our staff. The post-holder will be required to undertake further study in:
Support with in-house competencies
Medicines Management (accredited)
Individual personal development plans
This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidates to make a difference to a wide variety of patients across different clinical specialities. On top of this, there is the opportunity to experience other pharmacy department specialities i.e. Aseptics, training, IT, dispensary or clinical trials. If you are keen to learn more about key procedures or specialities within the hospital then this can be arranged. For those looking for a managerial career, we are a large department with a track record in enhancing technician’s leadership qualities, and we have a number of technicians who manage their own services.
You will be a key member of a range of teams across the department and the hospital, supporting busy wards and clinical areas, working closely with a range of health care professionals and our extensive Pharmacist team. Your work will include:
Initiating the medicines reconciliation process.
Ensuring our patients have sufficient supplies of medicines for their hospital stay and beyond.
Counselling and educating patients on their medicines
Playing an important and proactive role in the discharge process to facilitate safe and effective discharge.
Extended hours and weekend working to support patient care
Registered pharmacy technician in UK by GPhC
Hospital pharmacy experience desirable
Demonstrates being able to organise their and others workload and prioritise effectively
Experience of JAC or similar computer labelling/ordering system
Work weekends, late nights and bank holidays as per rota
Demonstrate times when able to work effectively under pressure
Able to use initiative, but know their own limitations
Polite and friendly
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on Friday, 5th February 2021.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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.
Lead Medicines Management Technician