Medicines Management Technician Job at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust in Exeter

Job Description

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

We are looking for an enthusiastic technician to join our Medicines Management team; this is a progressive role suitable for newly qualified technicians, technicians that will be qualifying in the summer as well as technicians that already hold a Medicines Management Accreditation.

The successful candidate will provide a medicines management service across the acute trust including one stop dispensing, assessment of patient’s own drugs and medicines reconciliation and be part of the technician checking rota as appropriate.

Our team of hardworking, focused, ambitious and friendly medicines management technicians have helped develop the service across the trust and are valued members of the clinical pharmacy and ward teams.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a wide range of patients and healthcare professionals whilst developing your skills and experience in Pharmacy. Any successful newly qualified technician will be provided with structured training for a year with clear objectives that will need to be attained before progressing in to a substantive Band 5 position.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides acute and community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services the RD&E received an overall rating of good. We were rated as outstanding for our emergency and critical care services and for our caring trust wide.

The hospital is in the historical cathedral city of Exeter that has plenty of family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. Exeter has excellent transport links, being situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is 2 hours by train to London and our international airport serves flights to various European destinations.

You must be a registered pharmacy technician or due to register in the summer, and ideally hold a nationally recognised Medicines Management/Medicines Optimisation accreditation although training will be provided if necessary.

For further information please contact Lisa Tucker, Lead Medicines Management Technician on 01392 411611 bleep 432

Please note that you will be notified via email regarding the result of your application. Interviews will take place on 2nd July 2020

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:

Honesty, Openness & Integrity


Inclusion & Collaboration

Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and ‘At Risk’ status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***


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The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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About Company

Company: Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Company Location:  Exeter

Job Category: Healthcare Jobs, Health & Medicine Jobs

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