Pharmacy Technican Higher

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are looking for an enthusiastic medicines management pharmacy technician to join a friendly, progressive clinical team, serving our community at West London NHS Trust. The trust provides services across a large geographical area and includes a wide range of mental health and community health services. Our 800 in-patient beds provide services from open wards through to high security forensic services and intermediate care beds. We provide a secondary, tertiary and national service.

We are a leading provider of HCATT services to the boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hounslow. This post will be largely based at Hammersmith and Fulham and Hounslow teams but a dispensary commitment to ensure ACT skills are not lost is required at the Ealing site.

Medicines Management and Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy Technician

Working throughout the boroughs of Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham, the post holder will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to optimise pharmaceutical care for adult service users who are referred to and discharged from our wards and clinics.

They will provide a full medicines management and optimisation technician service to allocated inpatient wards, offering highly specialist technician services to medical staff, nurses and patients on all aspects of the safe & effective use of medicines as well as facilitating medicines reconciliation and discharge planning. They will also support the delivery of education, training and service improvement using quality improvement methodology. There will be opportunity to be involved in clinical trials, audit and research projects.

The successful candidate should be a highly motivated individual team player with good communication skills and a keen interest in mental health. The applicant should be able to work well both in a team and autonomously.

The applicant should be an Accredited Pharmacy Checking Technician (or equivalent), a member of the General Pharmacy Technician Council, have a Medicines Optimisation Pharmacy Technician Qualification (or working towards it). Previous experience of working in and/or interest in mental health would be desirable.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information please contact Kevin McRitchie on T.020 8354 8335 or email [email protected] or drop in and pay us a visit at St. Bernard’s Pharmacy, Southall, Uxbridge Rd, UB1 3HW.

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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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