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Pharmacy Technician (Part time)

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Closing date: 19 May 
Interview date: 4 June
Location: Erdington
Hours: 15.5 hours per week
Duration: Permanent  
Salary: Clinical Band 5, £28,407 to £34,581 per annum (actual salary for 15.5 hours, £11,741 – £14,293 per year)
DBS Requirement:  Enhanced check with adult barring list

Katie Roberts, Ward Manager, and Carla McCann, Medicines Management Technician, in our Dispensary

Birmingham Hospice is the leading provider of adult palliative care in the region. We care for people in their own homes, in the community,  at our Living Well Centres and in our Inpatient Units. We have two sites, one in  Selly Park and one in Erdington, where this role is predominantly based.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Pharmacy Technician who has a passion for working with patients. You will have a unique opportunity to provide a high-quality medicine management service in our Inpatient Unit at our Erdington site.  The hospice has an established Pharmacy Team across our two sites, comprising of Clinical Pharmacists and Medicines Management Technicians, who will offer peer support and training.

You will be delivering medicines management initiatives within the organisation, including, medicines reconciliation, self-medication and technician led discharge counselling within the hospice.  You will be the key contact between the hospice and our SLA pharmacy to ensure safe and timely provision of medication.

We are looking for an experienced, patient-focussed technician with a proven track record in delivering high quality medicines management.  The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be flexible as part of a multi-disciplinary team to provide high-quality care.  Whilst part of a team you will be expected to demonstrate initiative, and will have the opportunity to work independently.

You may be required to work at our other site in Selly Park from time to time.

If this sounds like the role for you, then we’d love to receive your application.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Lisa Wall-Hayes; lisa.wallhayes@nhs.net

Requirements:

  • You should be a qualified Pharmacy Technician.
  • You will have current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • You will have experience of working as a medicines management technician, or as a Pharmacy Technician in a similar role.

Key benefits

  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free tea, coffee and toast.
  • We’re happy to talk about flexible working, including those with caring responsibilities – while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution.
  • Birmingham Hospice is committed to colleague development as an ongoing professional requirement and consider this a priority.
  • For individuals joining the charity from the NHS or another hospice, the employee’s continuous previous service with any NHS employer is recognised in respect of pension provision and annual leave.
  • A supportive work environment, with a focus on your mental health and wellbeing.
  • Free emotional, health and financial support.
“I came here from a hospital pharmacy and the big difference is the time we get to speak to patients and also to each other."

Our pharmacy technicians work on the wards full-time, ensuring all the necessary drugs are available, and that we have an accurate record of what drugs patients are taking.

Speaking about her role, Carla McCann, Pharmacy Technician, said: “When a patient comes to us, they might have quite a complicated drug history, so we can straighten that out and find out what people are taking, and what is still needed.

“I came here from a hospital pharmacy and the big difference is the time we get to speak to patients and also to each other. I can have conversations with doctors and nurses about individual patients and how they are getting on, which there just isn’t time to do in hospital.”

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

We value each person as an individual – whether they are colleagues, patients, family members, carers or supporters, every person matters. We embrace diversity of culture, background and environment knowing it enriches our workplace and our relationships with our local communities. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging. We would love to hear from you, about what makes you uniquely you and how this opportunity will support you to succeed.

Our Values

Our values are at the heart of everything we do as we continue in our mission to enable more people from all communities to access the care of their choice at the end of life.

Kindness
Togetherness
Positivity
Openness
Respect
Innovation