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Full Time
Churchill Hospital, Oxford
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUHFT) Surgical Directorate is currently looking for a Medicines Management Technician (MMT) with good communication skills and an enthusiastic outlook to support its friendly and dynamic team. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to make a difference to a wide variety of patients undergoing upper and lower gastrointestinal surgeries.

This post is suitable for:

- qualified MMTs looking for a new challenge or change of location

- newly qualified and registered pharmacy technicians

- community pharmacy technicians looking for a career change

You will play a key role in the development of the current ward based dispensing service, and help establish a small permanent satellite dispensing unit. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the unit, and provide crucial support to the improvement and expansion of this service. Opportunities to develop leadership and project management skills will be available to the right candidate.

Full on-the-job training will be provided for the right candidates, with a view to developing into the Band 5 role following appropriate accreditation(s). Candidates who do not hold valid ACT and MMT accreditations will be placed on the Band 4 pay scale until minimum accreditations have been completed.

Key duties include:-

• Completion of accredited checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) qualification (if not already held)

• Undertake accreditation for medicines reconciliation, assessing patients own drugs and supply of non-stock items for one stop-dispensing; assisting with TTO supplies

• Working as part of the pharmacy team to provide near patient medicines management services to wards, including ward-based dispensing and patient counselling

• Ward controlled drug checks and returns

• Conducting audits, reports and medicine usage reviews

• Liaising with care providers outside the hospital e.g. GPs and community pharmacies

Applicants must be qualified pharmacy technicians registered with the GPhC. You will need to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and a commitment to Continuing Professional Development.

The OUHFT offers flexible working hours, including condensed hours and job share opportunities..

Closing date: 20th August 2019

Planned interview date: 4th September 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Katie McDonald: ( Email address removed ) or Jane Durman: ( Email address removed )

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

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Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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