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Prescribing Support Technician

Band 5

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Prescribing and medicines Optimisation
Band 5
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Sedgemoor Centre
St Austell
£24,214 - £30,112 pa
23/10/2019 23:59
Interview date

About the opportunity

The role of our organisation is to contract a wide range of health care services which fulfil the varying needs of those in our community.

NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS Kernow) is focusing on the requirements of the entire population in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the aim being to reduce the demand on over-stretched health care services. By being proactive and encouraging and supporting positive health and wellbeing initiatives, we hope to move away from a reactive health care model, with an emphasis being on prevention. This will help to ensure that we can provide the highest quality and safest health and care services, to those who need it most.

We are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives, and understanding their needs. With help from volunteers in our local communities, we can empower individuals, giving them a greater choice about when, where, and how they access health services. With feedback from service users, and the knowledge and experience of our clinical experts, NHS Kernow will continue to meet, and strive to exceed national standards and targets. 

About the role

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified pharmacy technician to join our innovative prescribing and medicines optimisation team. As one of seven prescribing support

Technicians, you will be the main point of contact for your designated surgeries, providing both advice and practical support on all prescribing issues.

About you

The successful candidate must possess excellent communication skills and be able to prioritise their own workload, as well as the ability to work independently at various practices across the county. Collecting, collating, analysing and presenting audit and review data will form the core of practice support work. The ability to travel independently across various locations is an essential part of the role.

As part of the prescribing team you will also be required to contribute to the annual prescribing workplan agreement. Analysis of ePACT prescribing data will form part of your support role, allowing you to identify areas of prescribing for practices/prescribers to address. ePACT experience would be desirable, however full training will be given to the successful applicant.

You should hold a NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Services (or equivalent), have four years post qualification experience, evidence of CPD and be registered with the GPhC. Previous CCG experience if not essential as there will be a comprehensive induction and shadowing provided.

The successful applicant will live NHS Kernow’s values through their everyday behaviours and interactions. You will believe in being honest and will support your colleagues and our providers, to make the best decisions and choices for the benefit of people’s health and wellbeing. You will encourage and listen to other people’s ideas and suggestions with an enquiring and positive mind, expecting to hear feedback, and taking it in the spirit of learning and improving.

You will be an ambassador for NHS Kernow, promoting the importance of improving people’s health and wellbeing, and making sure services are safe and effective, and delivered in ways that improve people’s experiences and outcomes.

Our vision is of a future where more people are supported to live the lives they want to in their communities, with the care and support of services that are safe and sustainable for future generations. We will achieve this with compassion, imagination and by building effective relationships and working together. 

About the NHS

In return you will be part of a system that is pioneering change in the Health Service, and alongside every team member, you will help us to achieve our goals.

You can also look forward to excellent benefits including optional pension and life assurance, and fantastic opportunities to develop your career.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Georgina Praed , Head of Prescribing and Medicines Optimisation ,

01726 627953