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Pharmacy Technician - HMP Bullingdon

Job Description

Break into Prison healthcare!

Care UK have an exciting opportunity to join the Pharmacy team at HMP Bullingdon as a Pharmacy Technician.

HMP Bullingdon is a local Cat B prison for adult males and young offenders. It has a training function and regime for sex offenders and holds up to 1,140 prisoners, with a 21 bed inpatient unit.

Care UK began delivering the healthcare service at HMP Bullingdon on 1st April 2016.

About the role:

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.

Furthermore, you will support the induction of new pharmacy technician starters.

About you:

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

About Care UK:

Care UK is the Health in Justice market leader, providing healthcare services to offenders across the country. Our model of care is our Wellbeing Approach – an integrated, comprehensive approach in recognition of the fact prisoners are a socially-excluded group with healthcare needs which are complex and often associated with poor outcomes. It adopts the premise no single health/wellbeing factor can be taken in isolation of other motivational issues which might impact a person’s care.

We’ll utilise the wellbeing model to put patient care and safety at the heart of everything we do through assessing prisoners across 5 domains of; physical and mental wellbeing, substance misuse, relationships and resettlement. The patient and clinician complete a wellbeing wheel assessment to set goals and outcomes in partnership. The patient will complete the assessment and any needs identified will be met by our fully integrated service delivery team.

Further job information:

This is a permanent full time role working 375 hours per week.

Salary for this role is anything between £19,000 - £24,000 per annum depending on experience.

This role is to work Day shifts, with no nights. Site has free ample parking, free onsite gym, good road access from Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and South Northants.

Please note that employment is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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