Are you looking for a new challenge?
Have you thought about working within prison healthcare?
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!
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you are a Pharmacy Technician or soon to qualify, and want a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!
Practice Plus Group is 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 that 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.
HMP The Verne is a 580 place prison for people on longer sentences who have been convicted of sexual offences. The population reflects the offender group with an older age of patient compared with other prisons. Patients are more likely to have long-term healthcare needs and many have experienced childhood trauma.
What will you be doing?
As a Pharmacy Technician at HMP The Verne, 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 the 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.
A little bit about you
You will hold NVQ Level 3, BTEC, or equivalent qualifications and must have a current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council. You will also have relevant post-registration experience working within a multi-disciplinary team.
Salary and Benefits
The salary for this role is up to £30,000 per annum pro-rata – dependent on experience.
Practice Plus Group benefits include training & development opportunities, company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus 8 public bank holidays, staff well-being, cycle to work scheme, and free onsite parking.
We are also proud to support our employees with continued professional development opportunities and further education.
This is a permanent full-time role working 37.5 hours across the week.
Please note that offers of employment are subject to Practice Plus Group Terms and Conditions and receipt of satisfactory references, enhanced DBS check, and prison vetting (arranged locally by the prison).
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.