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Medicines Management Technician

Band 4 & 5

Main area
Mental Health
Band 4 & 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
CORP BL Pharmacy Department, Pharmacy Office Off Calnwood Road Luton LU4 0FB
£20,150 to £23,363 pa
25/11/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2018. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients. This Trust is clinician-led, and provides the highest possible level of clinical expertise throughout its services.

We have set ourselves the mission to improve the quality of life of all we serve, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire, Luton and psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Medicines Management Technician
Band 4 or 5 (depending on Qualification/Experience: Luton & Bedfordshire

Full Time (37.5 Hours per Week)

Are you a committed, motivated and enthusiastic pharmacy technician? If so, would you like to join our exciting mental health pharmacy team? You will undertake Pharmacy-related duties across all sites in the Trust and will be based in Luton &Bedfordshire Mental Health Services.  You will be required to undertake ward stock top up and non-stock top up and participate in dispensary duties. You will use pharmacy electronic ordering systems to co-ordinate and maintain supply of medicines to wards and work with the other technicians to improve stock systems and reduce waste. You will also support the pharmacists with medicines reconciliation as well as undertaking audits and stock reviews. We are enthusiastic about supporting our staff to develop, as such you will be required to be accredited medicines management training (AIMMS) and/or Accredited checking technician training (ACT) or prepared to work towards this.

The Trust serves a diverse area namely: Bedfordshire and Luton and East London  (Newham, City and Hackney and Tower Hamlets). The areas served by the Trust are the most culturally diverse and deprived areas in England and therefore provide significant challenges for the provision of mental health services.

Embedded into the multidisciplinary team, the service actively seeks innovative ways of improving services. The Strategic aim for the service is to increase clinical pharmacy time on the wards. This has already been partly achieved by technician lead dispensaries in East London.

You must be able to show compassion and respect for people with mental health problems and be driven to improve their care through medicines management.

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Applicant requirements

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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