Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Medway, Kent

Salary – £22,730 – £30,112 depending on experience 


Are you a registered NVQ 3 Qualified PharmacyTechnician. 

Do you have what it takes to support our Clinical and Administration

Are you looking for a role within Primary care where you can really make
a difference?

Are you currently working in a pharmacy but looking for a challenging role within General Practice to further             your knowledge and skills. 


If yes, then we would love to hear from you! 


DMC Healthcare are looking for Pharmacy Technicians to join our Primary
care locations through-out the Medway region of Kent.  


DMC Healthcare are a successful and
trusted provider of NHS services across England and Scotland. We have grown
rapidly in the past decade from a single Dulwich practice to a team of over 500
employees dedicated to giving patients the very best in care.
The Pharmacy Technician role is based across our
Medway Primary Care practices in Kent.



In the role you will; 


Support the Practice Based
Clinical Pharmacists to ensure the delivery of safe, effective and efficient systems
for repeat prescribing, medicines optimisation, reducing medicines waste and
maximising patient outcomes. 

The role will also include
training and development of prescription clerks and administrators to support
improved co-ordination and effective pharmacy administration within general
practice, especially with relation to repeat prescribing systems and

You will also
be required to assist in the safe management of the surgeries document workflow
effectively, this will include consultant letters and discharge summaries that
may require medication alterations. These actions will need to be completed
within a timely manner and recorded accurately within a patient's record.

Assist on the
production of blood forms when required.

Recognise when
a patient
is in need of a medication review and to follow the correct process to ensure
this is actioned and updated appropriately.




To undertake medicines reconciliation in accordance with practice protocols and to update patients’ medical records / prescribing accordingly.  

Support the Clinical and
Admin Team by contributing to the review and development of the repeat
prescribing policy and processes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of
repeat prescribing systems. 

To provide advice to GPs,
staff and patients in changes to prescribing to support the improvement of
prescribing safety, quality and cost effectiveness.

To participate in
medication audits. 

To take a proactive
approach to the safe handling of prescriptions, including assessment of risk
and making recommendations for improvement. 

To respond to medication
queries from patients and staff in a professional manner referring to the
appropriate Clinician in accordance with practice protocols.

To advise on the sourcing
and safe management of medicines as appropriate. 

Be responsible for the
organisation, planning and of own workload to meet set deadlines.

To increase the use of
Electronic Repeat Dispensing safely and effectively.


Responsibility for


Other duties and
responsibilities to be undertaken may include any or all the items in the
following list: 


messages and passing on information as appropriate. 

Computer data
entry/data allocation and collation, processing and recording information in
accordance with practice procedures. 

contact with and responding to requests from patients, other team members and
associated healthcare professionals and providers. 

Helping to
maintain a positive, patient focussed culture. 

Helping to
maintain a positive, supportive culture across the whole of the practice

Keep up to date with your

Duties will vary from time to time dependent on
current and evolving practice workload and staffing levels.

You will have; 

At least5/6 years’ experience within pharmacy whether that's
community or hospital OR previous experience of a similar role within
General Practice.

Good knowledge
of medicines
eg: brands/generics, synchronisation, monitoring, drug alternatives 

Good knowledge
EPS/eRD including the
Prescription Tracker.

Registered NVQ
3 Qualified Pharmacy


The practice uses software
such as EMIS web,
Accurx. Training will be given if knowledge of these is not yet present.


The successful candidate
will work both independently and as part of a supportive practice team, to
deliver safe and effective use of medicines by applying their clinical,
pharmaceutical and technical skills. Applicants must meet the essential
criteria in the job description and should also have significant experience
within Primary Care settings. You will need good written and verbal
communication skills, be well organised and able to work effectively alone and
as part of a team. 



About us: 


DMC Healthcare are a successful and trusted provider of NHS services across England and Scotland. We have grown rapidly in the past decade from a single Dulwich practice to a team of over 500 employees dedicated to giving patients the very best in care.  

As part of the benefits package you will be
entitled to 20 days annual leave with additional leave entitlement with
duration of DMC employment, plus the standard 8 Bank Holidays.

If you would like an informal chat about the
role, please contact us at 01223 828366.


Equality and Diversity Statement 

The company supports the principle of Equality
and Diversity in employment wholeheartedly and opposes all forms of unlawful or
unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender
reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or
belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


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.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If
interested, please apply for this post as soon as possible

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Third party recruitment system. By applying for this post you are agreeing to DMC Healthcare transferring
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system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the
DMC Electronic Staff Records system.