Pharmacy Technician, Full Time (Part time considered)

As a key member of our Avon Valley PCN Team, and with the support of existing Pharmacy staff, you will provide pharmacy care to our practice patients, working alongside General Practioners, PCN Clinical Pharmacists, PCN Management, West Hampshire CCG and the Medicine Optimisations team.

Clinical pharmacy in General Practice is part of an exciting programme of transformation to develop a new model of care to deliver person-centred, coordinated care across the Network. There is a need to better utilise the role pf pharmacy within primary care to pro-actively help patients stay safe, well and out of hospital; while helping to reduce the demands of general practice.

Pharmacy technicians play an important role, complementing clinical pharmacists, community pharmacists and other members of the PCN multi-disciplinary team and use their logistical expertise to ensure effective and efficient use of medicines.

Pharmacy technicians' core role responsibilities will cover some clinical, technical and administrative categories.

The purpose of the role is to lead improvements to maximise safe and cost effective best practice in prescribing to improve the quality of patient care. The post holder will help patients to get the best from their medicines by switching medications to agreed and approved protocols, improving repeat prescribing processes in General Practice, including promotion of repeat dispensing and online ordering, minimising clinical risk and aiming to reduce wasted medicines.

In addition, the post holder will be responsible for encouraging the development of better understanding of the principles of medicines optimisation throughout the practice teams and promoting good practice in line with therapeutic developments.

This will involve assisting the PCN in achieving national requirements, NICE implementation and utilisation of medicines optimisation initiatives.

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