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Medicine Management Technician- Stroke Services

Band 5

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Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Bournemouth Hospital
£24,907-£30,615 PA
Salary period
08/11/2020 23:59
Interview date

Join us at this very exciting time as Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have just merged into the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

We have ambitious plans to develop our sites, making even better use of our combined resources to serve our population most effectively.

You will now be one of the first new employees of University Hospitals Dorset and you will be taking up the many opportunities that Dorset has to offer in the way of a rewarding work life balance.

We are located within an area of amazing beauty which includes opportunities to drive, walk,  run, swim or cycle in the New Forest , in the Purbecks, along miles of golden beaches and the Jurassic coastline.   Bournemouth is a vibrant university town with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes; theatres, cinemas and sporting activities and Poole attracts many visitors, has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant. 

Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth International airport, Cross-channel ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London. 

Please note all staff being recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across our new Trust sites when service demands require it.

Band 5 Medicines Management Technician – Stroke Services

Salary £24,907 to £30,615 pa

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with practice research and development of pharmacy services in Stroke.

You will be a pharmacy technician with experience working on acute or elderly medical wards. You will have excellent communication skills for effective patient counselling about their medicines.

This is a new post and you will work with a Practice Research Pharmacist supporting the existing pharmacy service to the Stroke unit and assisting the pharmacist on a project;

"Pharmacist led management of anticoagulation post stroke – Impact of pharmacist intervention on DOAC initiation and patient adherence to DOAC therapy post discharge from secondary care."

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed colleagues to join our dynamic Stroke team to help develop and deliver a first class stroke service in Bournemouth and Poole.

This is an exciting time for us following the Dorset Clinical Services Review. The Royal Bournemouth Hospital will develop into the major emergency hospital and Poole Hospital will become the major planned hospital for Dorset. The two Trusts have merged from 1st October 2020 to become the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.

Stroke is at the forefront of these changes with the Stroke Services at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Poole Hospital coming together with an East Dorset Hyper-acute Stroke Unit being established at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital in September 2020. This presents an exciting opportunity for the post-holder to be directly involved in this significant transformation and the chance to help shape and develop innovative services and pathways for stroke and TIA.

The Stroke service will include hyper-acute care, provision of 24/7 stroke thrombolysis, regional 7-day TIA service, stroke rehabilitation, stroke early supported discharge, stroke outpatient/follow-up clinics and stroke research.

If you would like to find out more detail about our Stroke Services search 'Future of our stroke services in Dorset' on YouTube to find out more.

The pharmacy services are well regarded in the Trusts and recognised as a key element to any clinical development. The Pharmacy team is forward thinking; we embrace change and are constantly looking for ways to improve the service. We understand the importance of good team working and have strong links with other professions. The patient is at the centre of all that we do and our strategy is to provide a pharmacy service that has medicines optimisation at its heart. EPMA (Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration) has been implemented at Poole Hospital and will follow soon at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital improving the way that we work.

What does the role involve?

 You will be additional to current service

 Day split into 2 parts

o Ward based

o Research based

Baseline data collection pre – enhanced service

Assist B8 in day to day running of project (setting up appointments, DOAC counselling any other aspects of project management)

Assist in write up

Write business case for tech role

Future practice based projects

Please search for our Pharmacy video on Youtube to learn more about us;

Pharmacy recruitment RBCH January 2020

Why join us?

Our staff say; "We have a very friendly, welcoming and supportive workforce that helps each other even when we are up against it", "The job is rewarding. I know my work makes a difference to patient care" and "Feel a sense of community – like everyone is looking out for you".

The Health & Wellbeing of staff is high on the Trust’s agenda and there is plenty of support. The NHS provides a good pension and annual leave and bank holiday allowance.

Dorset is a superb area to live. We have access to beautiful areas such as the New Forest and the Purbecks as well as our miles of golden beaches. Bournemouth has two universities and is a vibrant town with plenty of options for entertainment. Transport links are excellent with Bournemouth airport, ferry terminals at Poole and direct train access to London.

You may be eligible for relocation costs should you be required to relocate. This will assist with relocation expenses if you live more than 40 miles from the Trust and are already a resident in the UK. Please ask for further details at interview.

Applicants must be registered as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Full-time (37.5 hours per week).

This role requires one late finish per week (closing at 5.30pm), weekend shifts 1 in 5 (either Saturday or Sunday) and approximately one Bank Holiday shift per year.

The interview date is 17th November but this may be flexible, contact us to discuss. Interviews will be arranged via Microsoft Teams.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit contact;

David Vincent, Team Leader - Medicine for the Elderly; david.vincent@uhd.nhs.uk or

Joanne Parker Specialist Technician joanne.parker@uhd.nhs.uk 0300 019 5940

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joanne Parker
Job title
Specialist Technician- Medicine for the Elderly
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Telephone number
0300 019 5940