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Specialist Pharmacy Technician (Mental Health East) - Band 5 posted by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Bellingham House, Bodmin Hospital, Bodmin
£24,214 - £30,112 / year
NHS Band 5/6

Job Description

Thank you for your interest in working for Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information about our Trust please click on the Trust's further link on this webpage.

Any general recruitment queries, please contact our recruitment team on [Click here to apply]. After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to 'Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust prides itself in striving to be an employer of choice.

All external appointments to the Trust will be required to attend a full Trust Corporate Induction which will be held at Carew House, Beacon Technology Park, Dunmere Road, Bodmin, PL31 2QN.

The induction programme is for all new staff and the length is dependent on the role you will be undertaking. It is an essential part of new staff training requirements and therefore attendance is mandatory.

Our Trust objectives are:

  • To deliver high quality care, safe and accessible services.
  • To maximise the potential of our workforce to deliver high quality care to patients
  • To achieve best value and ensure the Trust is sustainable and financially sound into the future
  • To diversify and develop services that meet commissioner and service user needs and expectations
  • To improve health and wellbeing by working in partnership to create life opportunities for our clients

Calling all Pharmacy Technicians!

Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge in hospital pharmacy?

Do you want more patient contact and learn new skills?

If so, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC to join our friendly team. You will be an important part of our service provision to the in-patient team working to promote the safe and effective use of medicines. The trust provides a range of inpatient services for adult mental health, older peoples’ mental health, learning disabilities and community hospitals, also community services.

This role will clinically support the mental health service line at Bodmin Hospital, working specifically on the acute adult ward (Fletcher) and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (Harvest PICU) and on our newly built children and adolescent inpatient unit (Sowenna).

We require a Pharmacy Technician who enjoys a variety at work, whom are able to manage their own workload, are keen to develop themselves and the service as well as being a proven team player. We are looking for someone with an accredited checking qualification, computer literate, able to drive and have access to a car. We support and encourage life-long learning in all disciplines, and post-qualification study for specialist technicians (including courses provided by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy), and the SWMIT Medicines Management Accreditation.

The role will focus on medicines reconciliation, patient counselling, organising patient medication supplies, teaching and audit work. This role is intended to promote the safe and effective utilisation of medicines, working as part of the multidisciplinary team with ward staff and patients directly. It requires you to understand the patient journey of care and how best to optimise patients concordance with medicines. There is a requirement to be capable and confident in dealing with patients, carers and healthcare staff internally and across other organisations.

The successful candidate will be provided with extensive training to enable them to carry out the role and experience in mental health is not essential, however a positive attitude towards those suffering from mental health issues is.

We can offer a friendly and supportive team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who are passionate and dedicated to ensure medicines safety is at the heart of patient care.

This is a full-time post working 37.5 hours per week. Flexible working will be considered for the right candidate

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact either Beth Hodgson, Pharmacist, or Vicky Thomas on [Click here to apply]

To achieve our Trust objectives, we prioritise the development of our staff. To support this, the following opportunities are available:

  • Protected CPD time for registered staff
  • Access to a dedicated central development fund to support CPD for all staff
  • Leadership and Management development programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • A full clinical induction programme for essential operational skills
  • Access to a care certificate programme for our band 1-4 clinical staff
  • A bespoke and robust preceptorship programme to support newly qualified staff
  • Individual professional development programmes

Being part of a successful NHS Foundation Trust also brings a portfolio of rewards and benefits for our staff. These include:

  • Free access to individual RCNi portfolios to support revalidation for nursing staff
  • Free DBS checks where required
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions – often up to 15% savings
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Multiple flexible working options

The Trust reimburses all application costs for staff eligible to apply for EU settlement status.

The Trust reserves the right to close this advert once a sufficient number of applications have been submitted. It is encouraged that you complete the application at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage of the recruitment process you will be contacted via email regarding interview details.
We are committed to diversity and equality of employment including the employment of current and former service users. We promote flexible working.

If you are successful, you agree to Occupational Health accessing your health records from your current or previous employer to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. Appointments are subject to full three year satisfactory references therefore please ensure you include correct contact details for your nominated referees including email addresses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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