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Pharmacy Technician

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Job Introduction

Join our friendly team as a Pharmacy Technician at CRG Medical Services based in HMP Prison, Chelmsford.

Playing an integral role within our prison service, which aims to ensure primary care is at the heart of our everyday role, you will assist in the delivery of a high quality pharmacy service to the prison population.


Main Responsibility

  • The post holder will work as an effective member of the Pharmacy team in providing healthcare services, including medication administration to the patients.
  • They will assist in the delivery of a high quality pharmacy service, providing medicines management services to assist in tackling identified inequalities within the prison.
  • The post holder will also provide pharmacy related information to patients, prison officers and other healthcare professionals, ensuring that the level of advice given is appropriate to need.
  • The role requires autonomous function and within the scope of competency, whilst being a support and resource to less experienced members of staff.
  • Assist with the implementation and development of pharmacy support to all the residential wings in the prison which includes, where appropriate, advising patients on the correct use of medication.
  • Maintain clear and comprehensive, signed and contemporaneous records both written and electronic.
  • Recognise signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol withdrawal and support patients with substance misuse problems, support patients who are distressed and could be at risk of harming themselves or others or could be at risk of suicide
  • Communicate effectively with other team members, prison staff and external agencies both verbally and written
  • Undertake all mandatory and additional training as identified
  • Use and encourage others to be familiar with the security systems within the prison
  • Undertake all duties as required of a Pharmaceutical Professional in HMP Chelmsford and to comply with the competencies, knowledge and skills framework of the Department of Health


The Ideal Candidate

Person Specification

  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to build and develop relationships
  • Must be confident and capable of autonomous practice and able to work independently

Essential Experience / Qualifications

  • Qualified with an NVQ Level 3, BTEC or equivalent
  • Registered Pharmacist Technician with current General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) membership
  • All candidates are subject to prison vetting checks
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi professional team within a fast-paced environment

Desirable Experience

  • Experience in a Prison environment
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Package Description

As “Pharmacy Technician”, you’ll be part of our valued team: 

  • Competitive salary of £27,000.00 depending on experience with group pension
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on everyday purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling 
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year

About the Company

We have experience delivering solutions for Police Forces, ranging from some of the most rural areas in the country to heavily urbanised populations.

We work closely with our police partners and other stakeholders across the secure healthcare market to provide high quality, innovative solutions in this challenging environment.

Our work allows us to help some of the most vulnerable members of society, reaching a number of patients who may otherwise receive no professional healthcare support.

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