Lead Pharmacy Technician
Salary: Circa £25,000
Hours: Monday – Friday 37.5 hours
Job Type: Permanent
Co-ordinate and lead the Pharmacy operations to ensure the daily functions of the department are maintained to provide a safe and high quality pharmacy service. Support the pharmacists in their operational roles and assist in the management of work flow within pharmacy and the distribution centre. Lead the management and review of medicines home deliveries customers (NHS) to ensure their needs are aligned with our service delivery and required standards.
- To coordinate the operational functions within the pharmacy department to maintain efficient and safe dispensing practice.
- Supports the training of the pharmacy assistants and technicians.
- Supports the development, revision and implementation of departmental policies and procedures.
- Manage and review homecare service quality and performance through engagement with NHS customer accounts. Liasing between sales team and customers to support review meetings in line with FMC and RPS Standards.
- Support pharmacists with any required technical or operational needs
- To carry out the final accuracy check of dispensed items prior to dispatch to patients in both Cold store and Warehouse areas
- To ensure compliance with the current Royal Pharmaceutical Society Medicines, Ethics and Practice guidelines on dispensing and labelling of products in all areas
- To comply with all Standard Operating Procedures and recommended practices
- To review and monitor all ‘near miss’ errors that are recorded in the pharmacy logs
- To ensure all repeat homecare prescriptions are processed and released to meet deadlines
- To ensure that the prescription management system is in accordance with the current legal requirements
- Ensures that the pharmacy procedures are compliant with the requirements set by the GDP and
- Ensures stock is stored
Experience and Qualifications
- Pharmacy Technician with an NVQ3 or equivalent in Pharmacy services, with a view to undertaking their Accredited Accuracy Checking qualification, if not already undertaken. We can provide and fund this for you!
- Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Expertise within the specialist area of pharmacy, required to understand a range of work procedures gained through significant practical experience underpinned by theoretical knowledge of pharmacy practice.
- Completes company mandatory training according to policies.
- Undertakes continuing professional development in line with GPhC requirements and submission for review.