Are you looking for an additional role?
Have you ever thought about working within a prison?
Working as a Bank Pharmacy Technician offers you flexibility and workplace variety. You would be assisting the wider permanent team, covering for planned and unplanned absences.
The work is interesting and varied and is an opportunity to make a difference to peoples’ lives to enable health and wellbeing.
About HMP Highpoint
HMP Highpoint is a category C adult male prison for sentenced prisoners, holding up to 1323 men across 15 residential units. HMP Highpoint is situated on the A143 at Stradishall, which is approximately 7 miles from Haverhill when heading to Bury St Edmunds and within 20 miles of the A14 to the north and the M11 to the west. The prison is split across two sites - North and South.
What will you be doing?
The role involves working closely with a multi-disciplinary team to deliver high-quality pharmacy service to the prison population.
You can expect to provide medicines management services to assist and support the primary care team to deliver effective clinical intervention. In addition, you will provide pharmacy related information to patients, prison officers and other healthcare professional ensuring the appropriate level of advice is given.
The role requires the ability to administer medication and manage processes to support patients in managing their own in-possession medications effectively.
What we need from you...
A qualified Dispensing Technician NVQ level 3, BTEC or equivalent, with a real passion for utilising your pharmacy skills in an environment that is ever changing. Based on the prison wings, you will be an integrated member of the pharmacy team, working with the Primary Care or IDTS Nurses, leading or assisting with the administration of medications.
Using your skills and knowledge, you’ll have a flexible approach, working within a team that encourage new ideas and opinions on how to improve the service. You'll be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!
Prison Healthcare experience is not essential.
This is a bank role working shifts as and when required to cover holiday and sickness. The rate of pay is up to £19.72 per hour.
Please note that this role is subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to references, an enhanced DBS check and prison vetting.
At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.