Medicines Optimisation Technician

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Blackpool, UK
08 Nov 2019
13 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated on the Fylde Coast just a 45 minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary services in haematology, cystic fibrosis, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resorts, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work; it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the Blackpool Tower. This seaside town also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round its local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

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If you are a dynamic, forward thinking individual, looking for a challenge then the Extensive Care Team would love to hear from you!

The Extensive Care Service is a multidisciplinary team consisting of Medical staff, Advanced Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Care Coordinators and Pharmacy staff based within the community

The service provides coordinated care for patients aged 18+ with at least one complex medical condition including frailty and dementia

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced enthusiastic and highly motivated Registered Pharmacy technician to join our established pharmacy team and make a positive difference to our patients.

Applicants must have at least 2 years post qualification with Accuracy Checking or Medicines Management experience

In addition to well-developed communication and leadership skills you will have previous experience of working within a clinical environment. Evidence of multi-disciplinary teamwork would be advantageous. Knowledge in medicines management processes and confidence in finding solutions to ensure patient's get the best use of their medicines is essential

You will play a key role in improving patient outcomes, by face to face engagement with patients both within a clinic setting and in their own homes in order to optimise and encourage the safe and effective use of their medicines. You will also be involved in embedding effective medicines management systems and provide education and training to colleagues on the principles of medicines optimisation and medicines management of long term conditions.

Working closely with the Extensive Care Clinical Team, you will ensure medication optimisation principles are used to ensure the safe and effective use of medicines enabling patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Support will be provided in your role by other members of the Pharmacy Team and through clinical leadership of experienced clinicians working within the service.

A commitment to continuing professional development is essential.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information or for an informal chat or visit contact Karen Pollard or Margaret Horsfall on 01253 951400

What happens next?

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Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines, this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time, nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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