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Pharmacy Technician

Practice Plus Group
Lewes, East Sussex
Up to £ 28,840 per annum - Dependent on experience.
Closing date
19 Feb 2022

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Pharmacy Technician - Lewes

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You will be required to support the delivery of Pharmacy Services which will be part be of a comprehensive healthcare package offered within HMP Lewes. Working within the on-site dispensary and on the prison wings, you can expect to be involved in everything from the dispensing process, medicines management, administering medications, patient counselling and medicines reconciliation etc.

On-site training will be provided during your induction process to support your undertaking of the operational tasks involved with the prison, but you should be able to demonstrate a good level of competence and experience in the dispensary environment.

You will hold NVQ Level 3, BTEC, or equivalent qualifications and have current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to be considered for this role. You will also have relevant post-qualification experience working within a pharmacy environment and multi-disciplinary team.

You’ll be able to demonstrate the ability to use your own initiative and have sound patient counselling skills, treating patients with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach.
If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as demonstrate good problem solving skills, then this could be the right role for you!

Salary and Benefits

The salary range is up to £ 28,840 per annum - dependent on experience.

Practice Plus Group benefits include training & development opportunities, company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave - increasing with service up to 28 days per year + bank holiday and a contributory pension scheme. As well as CPD, revalidation support, free online and face-to-face training, national opportunities, cycle to work scheme and online discounts. We are also proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education subject to service needs...

About Us

HMP Lewes is a local category B men’s prison for those on remand to local courts as well as those who have been sentenced and those awaiting release. With an operational capacity of 692, HMP Lewes is based in Lewes in East Sussex, within the South Downs National Park. It’s approximately 25 minutes from Brighton and Hove, 35 minutes from Eastbourne and Worthing by car.

We’re the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare services in prisons and youth offender establishments.

We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. That’s why we’re proud to deliver quality healthcare in some of the most challenging environments; care that is equal to what you receive in the community. We’re passionate about making a difference in the lives of prisoners by improving their health, securing their wellbeing, and helping to reduce reoffending behaviour.

We deliver round-the-clock healthcare to more than 40,000 patients at over 45 prisons of all categories. Prisons are a community like any other and we offer all of the health services any community needs in one place and with a single team. These range from reception health checks on arrival and regular GP services, to help with substance misuse, mental health, chronic or long-term conditions, podiatry, physiotherapy, and optometry.

Further Job Information

This is a full-time vacancy working 37.5 hours per week covering both weekday and weekend shifts.

Please note that this role is subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to right to work in the UK, references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.

From 1st April 2022, it will be a legal requirement for all healthcare workers who have direct face to face contact with patients to be vaccinated with an approved COVID19 vaccine. This includes front-line workers, as well as non-clinical workers not directly involved in patient care but who nevertheless may have incidental and/or intermittent direct, face to-face contact with patients. As part of our recruitment to this role, evidence of vaccination, or clinical exemption will be required.

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