Pharmacy Technician

Location Birmingham
Discipline: Healthcare
Job type: NHS Locum
Salary: £18 to £21 per hour
Contact name: Emma Ansett
Contact email:
Job ref: J5645
Startdate: 03/06/2024

Job Details:

Banding: 5

Hourly Rate: £18 to £21 per hour

Working hours: Monday to Friday 830am to 430pm

Payment Method: Umbrella or PAYE

Contract Type: Locum

Contract Length: 3 to 6 month minimum

Job Summary:

  • Providing medicines related information to patients, carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team.  Work on own initiative to ensure that medicines are being ordered, stored and administered in compliance with guidelines and legal requirements.  Helping staff to ensure medication has been appropriately verified and to ensure that medication have been supplied, stored and administered properly.
  • Ensure that medication is not being over ordered, and alert the Pharmacist to any prescribing problems, such as the need to review medication.
  • Undertake patient counselling for self-medication, discharge counselling and inhaler counselling at the request of the Pharmacist.  Liaise with care staff providing general drug information, also offering patient information leaflets if required, and assess when service users need help to self-medicate. 
  • Liaise with Community Pharmacists to help our service users receive their medication in forms appropriate for them.
  • Provision of a topping up service of agreed pharmaceutical items to the units. Communicate with the Pharmacists and nursing staff to prevent stock piling and ensure stock rotation and thus promote economy in the use of ward stocks.  Discuss with the Pharmacist any increased/decreased drug usage on the wards with a view to altering the stock levels. 
    • Assist the Pharmacist to deal with enquiries and medicines information to community and hospital based healthcare professionals by effective liaison and communication with them.

    Essential Candidate Criteria:

    • Must have a GPhC recognised Pharmacy Technician Qualification
    • Must be GPhC registered
    • Right to work in the UK
    • Desirable: accredited checking qualification

    Blackstone Benefits: 

    ✅Assigned specialised recruitment consultant

    ✅Access to exclusive and flexible UK locum and permanent jobs

    ✅Complete onboarding support

    ✅Framework Rates

    ✅Informed tailored career advice

    ✅Personalised job alerts

    ✅Unlimited referral bonus

    ✅Prompt payroll

    For further information on this role, please contact Emma Ansett at Blackstone Recruitment on the details provided or APPLY now