Prison pharmacy technicians play an important role in complementing prison clinical pharmacists, community pharmacists and other members of the multi-disciplinary team focussed on providing safe, cost-effective medicines for prison residents.
As a prison pharmacy technician, you have three broad areas of responsibility; clinical (medicines reconciliation, patient counselling and follow-up), technical (waste management and ordering) and training (prison staff, community pharmacy and the wider medical teams).
- Providing safe, cost-effective clinical and technical pharmacy services to prison residents and discharged prisoners within care communities.
- Proactively working as part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes community nursing teams, GPs, nurses, prison staff, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, non-medical prescribers, dietitians and support staff.
- Accurately recording and reporting activity and outcome data as required to support the Medicines Optimisation and CCG QIPP programme.
- Performing structured medicines reviews and education for residents, in line with current procedures and adjusting as necessary to improve health outcomes and improve efficiency.
- Building relationships within the prison, GP care home leads, primary care network pharmacist and other technicians.
- Providing prescribing support to nominated general practice(s) within the prison including advice regarding the transfer of care procedures for prison residents.
- Providing education and training to colleagues including the safe and appropriate ordering, storage and administration of medicines within a prison environment.
- Reviewing medicine ordering and wastage within the prison and providing advice to reduce wastage.
- Document technical medicines queries from colleagues, residents, and members of the public about the prescribing and dispensing of medication to prevent safeguarding incidents with prison residents
- Support the development of pathways and guidelines related to prisons.
- Understand the Mental Capacity Act to aid decision-making for medicines administration within prisons.
- Make and take responsibility for professional decisions whilst working within professional standards of conduct, ethics and performance.
- Take responsibility for keeping up to date with professional responsibilities and CPD requirements including attending and completing CPPE training days in line with the CPPE 18-month schedule.