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Pharmacy Assistant

Social Care Direct
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Prison Pharmacy Assistant/Advisor - Permanent - Surrey near Fetham - £24,917 (£21463 + £3454 London Weighting)

I am looking for an expereinced Pharmacy Assistant to joing an established team withing a prison.

In the prison, you will have the opportunity to make a difference to the health, well-being and rehabilitation of offenders within the establishment. You will under the guidance of the Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists, assist in the provision of a safe, efficient and cost-effective pharmaceutical service to residents.

Main Responsibilities

* Assist with general pharmacy duties and stock management within the actual prison pharmacy environment

* Work as an active member of the pharmacy team to ensure delivery of a legal, safe, high quality specialist prison pharmacy service which reflects national and local policy and priorities, considering the high level of security that must always be maintained

* Assist in the provision of a timely and efficient pharmacy service to the treatment areas on prison wings

* Have awareness of the location of medicine related policies, procedures and clinical guidelines with the prison

* Receive prescriptions and stock returns from wing based clinical areas

* Collect orders from suppliers from the main gate and arrange collection of returns

* Ensure procedures relating to good pharmacy practices are followed and high standards are maintained

* Participate in the efficient day to day running of the Pharmacy Department and assisting the senior team members when required

* Work with the Pharmacist and pharmacy technician to ensure the service is always represented by staff in a professional manner

* Have an awareness of medicines management and medicines optimisation

The Ideal Candidate

* GPhC-accredited courses, GPhC-recognised qualifications or a GPhC approved apprenticeship pathways.Level 3 NVQ Level 3 Diploma, BTEC

* Experience of working in a custodial environment (desirable)

* Attention to detail and able to work in a pressurised environment

* Computer literacy: be able to use computer systems, equipment and programmes with the healthcare department

* Able to work well within a team

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