Pharmacy Technician

Care UK Primary
Denbury, Devon
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Break into Prison healthcare!

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding Pharmacy Technician role and want to develop your Pharmacy skills in an environment where no two days are the same then this could be the new job for you!

Situated in Newton Abbot in Devon, HMP Channings Wood is a category C adult training prison, taking adult males aged 21 and over; with an operational capacity of 700+. Care UK have recently been awared the Healthcare contract at HMP Channings Wood.

This is a permanent full time role (open to consider part time applications as well) working 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday with potential alternative weekend work.

The salary is upto £26,000 per annum(pro rata for part time)dependent on the experience.

Care UK is the Health in Justice Market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

We are working with the current healthcare provider at HMP Channings Wood towards a seamless transition to us and in April, the existing well established team will transfer across to us. To ensure the continued quality of care at HMP Channings Wood, we’re looking for a Pharmacy Technician to support us and the existing team in this new venture.

So what do we have to offer?

We recognise training and development is key, therefore we have training centers to facilitate for your needs.

If you are new to nursing or offender health, we will create a suitable induction package to ensure you are equipped for this exciting role.

We also offer company benefits and schemes including 2-5% company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays, staff well-being, access to bank hours, CPD, re-validation, cycle to work scheme, free access to the gym during lunch break only,free onsite parking.

About the Job:

You will assist with the provision and delivery of an integrated pharmaceutical service based on National (Divisional) policies supported with local standard operating protocols, taking into consideration, at all times, the need to maintain a high level of security. You'll be required to support the delivery of Pharmacy Services, which will be part be of a comprehensive healthcare package, based on the prison service’s needs. As a Pharmacy Technician, you will be an integral member of the Pharmacy Team, who forms part of the wider cluster of Healthcare Services. Care UK policies and procedures and statutory frameworks governing patient care in a prison setting, will be used in order to deliver the highest standard of care to patients in line with National Guidelines.

Additional Information:

Please note that this role is subject to Care UK Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to satisfactory receipt of references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert earlier than stated if a sufficient number of applications have been received.

You will hold NVQ Level 3, BTEC or equivalent qualifications and must have a current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council to be considered for this role. You will also have relevant post-qualification experience working within a pharmacy environment and multi-disciplinary team. You’ll be able to demonstrate assessment skills, including undertaking of risk assessments and have sound patient counselling skills, treating patients with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach.

As a Pharmacy Technician, you may be required to take on a role of working across multiple Pharmacy Services if and when required.
If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!

Must have own transport to get to the site.