Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Emergency Medicine Ward Based Technician

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Pharmacy, John Radcliffe Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 pa
30/08/2017 23:59

The 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 of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton 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 values-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 significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated ward-based pharmacy technician to join our pharmacy team in the Emergency Department (ED) at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. The ED is a fast-paced clinical area, receiving adult and paediatric emergency admissions from all over Oxfordshire.

This is an exciting opportunity to help expand our service within Emergency Medicine, where a pharmacy service is being newly initiated. You will be working within the multidisciplinary team so excellent communication and use of initiative are a must. We aim to be forward thinking and are keen to implement innovative ways of working to improve the quality and safety of patient care from admission through to discharge.

You must be an advocate for the safe use of medicines and will need to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and a commitment to Continuing Professional Development.
Key duties include:-

Key duties include:-
- Medicines Reconciliation
- Urgent inpatient and discharge medication supply for patients within Emergency Medicine
- Assessing patients own drugs
- Management of high cost drugs
- Patient counselling
- Support to the dispensary

The successful candidate will be required to be a professionally qualified Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC and an Accredited Checking Technician with Medicines Management experience. You will be expected to work flexibly according to the needs of the service as we continue to extend the hours we support the Emergency Medicine Clinical Unit.

This post is closing 30-Aug-2017

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen Baker helenlbaker@ouh.nhs.uk or Katie McDonald katie.mcdonald@ouh.nhs.uk

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If you have problems applying, contact

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