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Full Time
Old Swan Walk In Centre, Liverpool
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate during recruitment, and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES).

The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.


Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust Liverpool Community Services Division Medicines Management Team is a well-established team of pharmacists, technicians and support staff with a track record in delivering outcomes. The service underpins medicines safety and evidence based practice within the Trust by supporting community services e.g. safeguarding in care homes, policy and PGD development, non-medical prescribing, and governance role for bed based services. However the majority of services provided are those under contract with Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group as follows;

  • GP prescribing support to 93 GP practices across Liverpool
  • Falls medication review service based at the Royal University Broadgreen Hospital
  • Interface and medicines commissioning support
  • Care Homes

We are looking for an enthusiastic pharmacy technician with at least 3 years' experience to join our progressive team. You will influence the quality of prescribing and medicines use for patients through becoming an integral member of the medicines management team. This a permanent post leading on prescribing cost savings across 93 GP practice's and supporting winter planning initiatives.

Evidence of continuing professional development is required. You will need to work independently and as part of a team, conduct medication reviews and demonstrate excellent communication and influencing skills. You will be required to work from different sites and must be able to transport self around the community.

The role is supported by senior pharmacists, technicians and support staff. There are excellent opportunities for development within the role and the wider team.

Shortlisting is planned for 24th July 2019
Interviews are planned for 31st July 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Catherine Kitchen or Emma Wilson on [Click here to apply].




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Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum amount of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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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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Reference Number

350-CL1672653-A

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