Pharmacy Technician Specialist – Clinical

University Hospital Southampton

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Providing medicines management or other technical information to patients/healthcare professionals both within and externally to the trust to ensure continuity of care. Communicating with other healthcare professionals regarding difficulties in supplying medicines and, if appropriate offering alternatives solutions to ensure appropriate patient care is always maintained.
  • Managing and co-ordinating day to day work of allocated staff, reviewing and reallocating tasks when necessary to meet workload demands. If necessary, resolution of service provision challenges may require communication with and flexibility from Service users.
  • To review patients who are admitted to UHS or in a clinic setting to ensure patients know how to manage their condition(s)/ disease and medicines. Undertaking shared decision-making discussions and adherence assessments and providing advice where needed to patient or MDT
  • Plans, organises, and delivers specialist training to pharmacy, nursing staff and multidisciplinary teams. Sharing any knowledge gained via specific training sessions, workshops, presentations etc. with pharmacy teams to develop and underpin good practice.
  • Deputising for pharmacy technician manager. Dealing with day-to-day issues, attending meetings, and providing direction and advice when needed. Providing suitable hand over on their return. Support, if needed can be sort from another senior pharmacy manager who is working on site’
  • Responsible for the delivery of training around specialism for the wider pharmacy/UHS team


    To focus on patients who were admitted for this reason, and offer advice check understanding, adherence, and inhaler technique. With a plan to reduce readmissions through supportive interventions.


    To collect, review and offer suggestions to relevant pharmacists, who will make required changes to therapies.

    Multidisciplinary team working:

    To work together with staff from across UHS and Primary care. Taking a team approach to shared care across the interface.

    Work will be carried out within UHS and in patient’s homes where needed or virtually as needed.

    • You need to be a registered Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC
    • Have an accreditation in: Medicines Management, Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT)
    • Have an accreditation in or evidence of training in: Patient counselling
    • This is a full-time post 37.5hrs per week
    • There is a weekend working commitment of 1 in 6 to support patient care, either working at ward level or in the dispensary.

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