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Medicines Management Technician

Band 5

Main area
Integrated Care Services
Band 5
Full time: 37.5 per week
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Forston Clinic / Sentinel House
Dorchester / Poole
£24,907 to £30,615 pro rata
19/07/2020 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





Do you want an exciting challenge?
Do you want to develop your clinical and professional skills?
Do you want to be part of a forward thinking and innovative team taking pharmacy forward in Dorset? If so then we are looking for you!

Due to the continued success of our pharmacy teams  at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust we  currently have  exciting opportunities  for experienced pharmacy technicians.  

The pharmacy team provides services across Dorset in a variety of sectors.  There are opportunities to work locally but you should also be willing to travel to a variety of locations across Dorset to provide cover if required.  We provide services to :

  • Community Hospitals
  • Community Hubs
  • Patients in their homes
  • Community Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Primary Care Networks

These posts provide a unique opportunity for a diverse role with a portfolio of activities since you will work across a variety of sectors including the PCNs. The variety of services we offer to all sectors include:  providing medicines management services in community hospitals, mental health units and Primary Care Networks, utilising medicines reconciliation, assessing patients medication to optimise use and supply,  supporting patients with their concordance in order to achieve better health outcomes, visiting  patients in their own homes in order to support them  in independently and safely managing their medication.   

You will possess a good knowledge of medicines optimisation which you will have already applied in a Community, Retail, Hospital, Prison or CCG setting.  A good team player who is self-motivated, enthusiastic and with excellent communication skills, you should be confident and capable of working on your own as these posts  involve a significant amount of lone working. You must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and have a locally or nationally recognised Medicines Management qualification. Full support and training will be provided to achieve the latter if it is not already held.

Due to the nature of these  posts a full driving licence and own form of transport is essential. A fuel allowance is provided.

This post is available as either full-time or part-time/job share.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.  The DBS levies a charge of £40 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments.  Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Caroline Simmonite, Senior Localities Pharmacy Technician on 01202 305016 or 07909686159.
Tessa Seward, Pharmacy Operations Manager on 01202 492429 or 07823 553911.