Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
An opportunity has arisen to recruit a ward based Medicines Management Technician working within the four divisions on the Kings Mill Site. Working on a rotational basis these individuals will undergo training to enable them to deliver a high standard of clinical pharmacy service to our patients.
Our ward-based clinical services are extremely well developed and we expect our MMTs to assist our clinical pharmacists in ensuring the optimal use of medicines in our patients. Our ethos over recent years has been to provide Pharmacy services close to patients and make the best use of the skills of our staff. As a result our MMTs spend the majority of their time working within clinical pharmacy teams at ward level.
Ward-based MMT Duties Include
assessing patient’s own medicines electronic ordering of medicines confirming medication histories with patients counselling patients on new medicines referring patients for community pharmacy follow up where appropriate assisting ward staff in the safe use of medicines
There will also be a need to cover dispensary based tasks on a rota basis which will include labelling and dispensing prescriptions, final accuracy checking of dispensed medicines and counselling of out-patients.
To be able to meet this challenge the ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills, a willingness to learn and a passion for patient centred care. Our team model allows MMTs to develop their skills and expertise by working closely with clinical pharmacists.
Our Pharmacy department has embraced electronic assistive tools and robotic dispensing allowing the vast majority of inpatient work to be dealt with at ward level ensuring your skills and knowledge are focused on dealing with medicine issues at the patient’s bedside.
Be a Registered Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC Hold BTEC/NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences (or equivalent) Have experience working as a qualified Pharmacy Technician
Both full and part time will be considered.
For Further Details / Informal Visits Contact
Cheryl Smith, Senior Technician Education and Training 01623 622515 ext 6155, [email protected]