Location
Thames Valley HMP Bullingdon
Specialism
Pharmacy
Advertising Salary
Up to £28,840 FTE - depending on experience
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Schedule Type
Full Time

About The Role

Make a difference from day one!

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding Pharmacy Technician role and want to develop your Pharmacy skills in an environment where no two days are the same then this could be the new job for you!

As a Pharmacy Technician at HMP Bullingdon, you will assist in the delivery of a high quality pharmacy service to the prison population.

You can expect to provide medicines management services to assist in tackling identified, inequalities within the prison population contributing to diagnosis of care and treatment needs. This includes providing pharmacy related information to patients, prison officers and other healthcare professionals ensuring that the level of advice given is appropriate to overcome barriers to understanding, conveying complex and sensitive information in an easily understandable form.

The Pharmacy Technician will also assist with the implementation and development of pharmacy support to all wings in the prison which includes, where appropriate, counselling of patients on the correct use of medication.

It goes without saying that you will be responsible for dispensing medicines to agreed standards, calculating doses and quantities for supply where there is a specific requirement for accuracy e.g. Methadone preparation.

HMP Bullingdon is a Cat B remand prisons for adult males aged 21 and over, near Bicester, Oxfordshire.

About You

You will hold NVQ Level 3, BTEC or equivalent qualifications and must have a current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to be considered for this role. You will also have relevant post-qualification experience working within a multi-disciplinary team.

The salary is up to £28,840 FTE per annum - dependent on the experience. This is a permanent role working 37.5 hours per week with day shifts and no nights! Pharmacy provision is provided seven days a week, including public holidays.

Shifts can vary between 07:30 to 17:30, with possibility of early start/early finish or late start/late finish.

About Us

We’re the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare services in prisons and youth offender establishments.

We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. That’s why we’re proud to deliver quality healthcare in some of the most challenging environments; care that is equal to what you receive in the community. We’re passionate about making a difference in the lives of prisoners by improving their health, securing their wellbeing, and helping to reduce reoffending behaviour.

We deliver round-the-clock healthcare to more than 40,000 patients at over 45 prisons of all categories. Prisons are a community like any other and we offer all of the health services any community needs in one place and with a single team. These range from reception health checks on arrival and regular GP services, to help with substance misuse, mental health, chronic or long-term conditions, podiatry, physiotherapy, and optometry.

From 1st April 2022, it will be a legal requirement for all healthcare workers who have direct face to face contact with patients to be vaccinated with an approved COVID19 vaccine. This includes front-line workers, as well as non-clinical workers not directly involved in patient care but who nevertheless may have incidental and/or intermittent direct, face to-face contact with patients. As part of our recruitment to this role, evidence of vaccination, or clinical exemption will be required.

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