Hywel dda Careers – Pharmacy Technician

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About the job

Job Overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for four qualified GPhC Registered Technicians to join our friendly Multidisciplinary ward team at Glangwili General Hospital. As part of our ambition to improve patient services we are expanding the role of the pharmacy technician to undertake medicines

administration on the wards.

We are looking for four conscientious individuals, who are team players, have a flexible approach towards the needs of the service, are self-motivated and able to demonstrate professionalism possessing both excellent organisational and communication skills. The individual will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary ward team and based on their allocated ward (which includes either Cadog, CDU, Gwenllian or Teifi). The posts are full time and permanent.

You will need to have previous experience of working in an acute hospital ward environment and be motivated, have effective communication and negotiating skills, working closely with patients.

You will be required to work under pressure and alone with excellent prioritisation skills. Applicants must be registered as a pharmacy technician with the GPhC and have completed both your ACPT and MMPT accreditation.

Main duties of the job

The role will focus on the administration of oral medicines following the successful completion of the medicines administration competencies. The role also includes undertaking medicines reconciliations and ordering of medication and patient counselling. This role is central to optimising the safe and effective use of medicines. You will need to have excellent communication skills and be confident in interacting with a diverse range of people and staff groups in a variety of settings. This role will provide opportunities to enhance your clinical skills and knowledge. The successful candidate will be provided with comprehensive training to enable them to succeed in, and to develop the role, including skills relating to medicines administration and physical health monitoring. You will also be supported to maintain your checking technician and medicines management qualifications. The four wards involved are CDU, Gwenllian, Teifi and Cadog.

Working for our organisation

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Hywel Dda University Health Board operates a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

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