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Accredited Checking Technician - Harlow, Essex


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Accredited Checking Pharmacy Technician – Harlow, Essex

Permanent – 40 hours per week – (8am-4.30pm, 9.30am-6pm & 11.30am- 8pm on a rotational shift pattern)

You will be playing an essential part in the Dispensing Unit’s process in this role. You will be responsible for the final check/release of medicinal products prior to packing and dispatch to patient’s. This is an exciting and vital role within the Dispensing Unit and LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare.

Day to day duties will include:

  • To provide effective checking of medicinal items, checking of ancillary items and printing of delivery notes using the Navision computer system.
  • To provide professional input in the dispensing unit, in accordance with the GPhC code of ethics.
  • To resolve pharmaceutical issues that may arise within the Operations team / Central Pharmacy / Dispensing Unit.

About you

As you will be responsible for the final check/release of dispensed medication, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail is expected. You will be expected to partake in the following:

  • The promotion of pharmacy advice to LloydsPharmacy Clinical Homecare business units.
  • Support the work of Pharmacy Assistants & Technicians.
  • Dispensing within the regional business unit.
  • Checking of medicinal items prior to dispatch.
  • Work within the team to facilitate self and colleagues’ professional development.
  • Use Navision to produce delivery notes for items to be dispatched.
  • Apply clinical/technical knowledge to problem solving.
  • Liaise with Operations team and Transport to ensure urgent deliveries can be made to patients at short notice.
  • Assist with the recording and reporting of adverse drug reactions.
  • Act as a mentor for new staff within the dispensing unit as required
  • To partake in the collation and analysis of errors across within DU
  • To carry out audits as required by the senior pharmacy team
  • Resolve delivery discrepancies and complete resolution logs as required
  • To ensure that all documentation is correctly filed.
  • Attend compulsory training sessions eg: pharmacovigilance and therapy training
  • To demonstrate continuing fitness to practice through local arrangements: this can be supported by evidence from appraisals and CPD.
  • Undertake statutory pharmacy duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications, Training & Experience:

  • NVQ Level 3 (Or BTEC equivalent) Pharmaceutical Services.
  • ACPT Qualification.
  • NVQ D32/33 or A1 Assessor Certificate.
  • Experience
  • Dispensary checking experience either in a high volume hospital, retail or private pharmacy.
  • Pre-screening/ validation experience.
  • To maintain and be registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC
  • Maintain CPD

About Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Homecare

Part of McKesson, a leading healthcare company, we strive to break boundaries, challenge the status quo and support the changing healthcare industry. We are one of the most experienced providers of clinical homecare in the UK, and have been supporting patients in this way since 1975. With services ranging from straightforward delivery of medication to specialist nursing for complex conditions, we support a huge variety of patient needs. We can also offer many different opportunities for career development and progression, not just within Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Homecare but throughout the wider McKesson network, which includes 1,700 community pharmacies across the UK as well as other pharmacy services in hospitals, mental health facilities and prisons.

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