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Bank Pharmacy Technician Liverpool, Liverpool £22.44 - £25.50

Bank Pharmacy Technician

Location: Liverpool, Liverpool |
Salary: £22.44 - £25.50 |
Posted: 23 May 2022 |
Closes: 13 Jun 2022 |
Job Type: Part Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 11495

Role Responsibility:

Bank Pharmacy Technician 

HMP Altcourse, L9 7LH

Salary: £22.44 weekdays – £25.50 weekends and bank holidays doing medication rounds. Pharmacy based work would be - £18.43

Shifts: Various 


About our Site:

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.


HMP Altcourse is a Category B local prison receiving sentenced and remand young offender and adult male prisoners from the courts in Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. The prison can accommodate 1,324 prisoners in safe custody. 

At HMP Altcourse we are committed to providing the highest standards of healthcare to prisoners in our care. Our healthcare team is staffed 24 hours a day and is made up of qualified Nurses and Health Care Assistants.


Job Spec:

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding Pharmacy Technician role and want to develop your skills in an environment where no two days are the same then this could be the new job for you. 

As a Pharmacy Technician you will assist in the delivery of a high quality pharmacy service. You can expect to provide medicines management to assist in tackling identified inequalities, contributing to diagnosis of care and treatment needs. This includes providing pharmacy related information to patients and other healthcare professionals ensuring that the level of advice given is appropriate to overcome barriers of understanding.


What's involved:

  • To deliver professional advice and support to members of the prison healthcare team and patients regarding their medicines and general health education so they are appropriately informed whilst working within their level of competency

  • To perform and/or assist the pharmacist with medicines reconciliation for new admissions and use reviews when required by the service

  • To be able to risk assess patients for their medicines possession status within G4S policy and advise the prescriber accordingly

  • To know own limitations and when to refer to another healthcare professional

  • Assesses patients own drugs for suitability for continued use.

  • Ensure consistency of supply of medicines for individuals receiving complicated medicine regimens including medicines sourced and supplied by tertiary care centres.

  • Facilitate the supply of medication for patients attending court or being transferred

  • Identify patients planned for discharge and ensure discharge medicines (TTOs) are prepared and available at the time of discharge.

  • Assist in providing assurance of medicines safety and security within G4SH in line with RPS standards for medicines optimisation in secure settings (Edition 2) 

  • Ensure the cost-effective use of resources and minimise wastage. Assist in the delivery of medicines management strategies to deliver prudent prescribing at HMP Altcourse

  • Carry out daily compliance checks.

  • Carry out stock checks on wings, order stock and distribute medicines to all areas, and including relocation of medicines for patients who have moved location.

  • Provide medicines advice to GPs and nursing team on administration and management of medicines


  • Issue medication (sales, prescriptions and discretionary medicines under protocols) and administer non-in possession medicines to patients in accordance with a written prescription or the written directions of a prescriber or protocols.  

  • When required assist in the provision of an efficient dispensing service, including use of pharmacy computer system for stock control and issue costings, further using the separate Clinical system to ensure effective provision of service for transfers and release

  • To assess a prescription prior to dispensing, supply or administration of medication to ensure it is correct, clinically appropriate and legal

  • To carry out the duties of an accredited checking technician i.e. confirm the dispensing accuracy  of any prescription previously screened/approved by a registered pharmacist  in accordance with national standards and guideline (when trained if not already accredited).

  • Identify and address actual and potential dispensing errors, notifying senior staff, as appropriate. 

  • Support the investigation and review of CIPI incidents relating to medicines- and in particular investigate all reports of missing medicines and work with Senor Pharmacy technician to put procedures in place to reduce incidence.

  • Assist in the collection and analysis of workload data, when requested

  • All employees should understand that it is their personal responsibility to comply with all organizational and statutory requirements e.g. Health and Safety, Equal treatment and Diversity, Confidentiality.

  • To be aware of the operational constraints of working in a secure practice both for personal safety and for the safety and security of others.

  • Complies with the policies and procedures of G4S.

  • Ensures that a professional service and image is maintained at all times.

  • Ensures their own actions support the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals.

  • Promotes and adheres to equality of opportunity and diversity within G4S

The Ideal Candidate:


  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a Pharmacy Technician

  • BTEC in pharmaceutical science or NVQ Level 3 supported by appropriate underpinning knowledge e.g. BTEC in Pharmaceutical Sciences, NPA or equivalent qualification

  • Experience of working within a team

  • Experience of working within a healthcare environment

  • Able to demonstrate a good standard of literacy and numeracy

  • Able to provide examples of diversity in practice

  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations

  • Passport for clearance



  • Experience of working within an NHS managed healthcare environment-e.g. hospital, CCG,

  • Experience of managing Pharmacy staff,

  • Independent prescriber,

  • Experience of working within a secure environment,

  • Evidence of working within a ‘value for money’ service.



  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions
  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme
  • Subsidised healthcare plan
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving
  • Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics )
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers


For further information please email:


Please Note:  If you are successful at the interview you will be required to attend site within 7 working days for a vetting interview.


This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people in a caring and compassionate way. A DBS check and relevant police/ prison clearance will be required to exclude any individuals with a history of behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients). Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.    





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