Pharmacy Technician

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
South East
HMP Chelmsford
£25,113 to £25,113 per annum
Salary Description:
HCRG Care Group
Job Ref:

Join our friendly team as a Pharmacy Technician at CRG Medical Services based in HMP Prison, Chelmsford.

Playing an integral role within our prison service, which aims to ensure primary care is at the heart of our everyday role, you will assist in the delivery of a high quality pharmacy service to the prison population.

You will work 4 on 4 off, 10 hour days over 7 days
Package Description
Free DBS
Employee of the Quarter bonus (nomination based)
Additional funded training opportunities available upon application
£100 a month (pro rata) towards your parking at the prison
Refer a friend scheme worth £250

Main Responsibilities
The post holder will work as an effective member of the Pharmacy team in providing healthcare services, including medication administration to the patients.
They will assist in the delivery of a high quality pharmacy service, providing medicines management services to assist in tackling identified inequalities within the prison.
The post holder will also provide pharmacy related information to patients, prison officers and other healthcare professionals, ensuring that the level of advice given is appropriate to need.
The role requires autonomous function and within the scope of competency, whilst being a support and resource to less experienced members of staff.
Assist with the implementation and development of pharmacy support to all the residential wings in the prison which includes, where appropriate, advising patients on the correct use of medication.
Maintain clear and comprehensive, signed and contemporaneous records both written and electronic.
Recognise signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol withdrawal and support patients with substance misuse problems, support patients who are distressed and could be at risk of harming themselves or others or could be at risk of suicide
Communicate effectively with other team members, prison staff and external agencies both verbally and written
Undertake all mandatory and additional training as identified
Use and encourage others to be familiar with the security systems within the prison
Undertake all duties as required of a Pharmaceutical Professional in HMP Chelmsford and to comply with the competencies, knowledge and skills framework of the Department of Health

The Ideal CandidatePerson Specification

Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
Ability to build and develop relationships
Must be confident and capable of autonomous practice and able to work independently

Essential Experience / Qualifications

Qualified with an NVQ Level 3, BTEC or equivalent
Registered Pharmacist Technician with current General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) membership
All candidates are subject to prison vetting checks
Ability to work effectively as part of a multi professional team within a fast-paced environment

Desirable Experience

Experience in a Prison environment
Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

About The CompanyWe have experience delivering solutions for Police Forces, ranging from some of the most rural areas in the country to heavily urbanised populations.

We work closely with our police partners and other stakeholders across the secure healthcare market to provide high quality, innovative solutions in this challenging environment.

Our work allows us to help some of the most vulnerable members of society, reaching a number of patients who may otherwise receive no professional healthcare support.

Contact Details:
HCRG Care Group
Tel: 03002471111
Contact: Careers Team (HH)

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