Pharmacy Technician – Prison Environment

Attention all pharmacy technicians!

CRG Medical Services are currently looking for four pharmacy technicians to join our team of highly skilled healthcare professional in HMP Chelmsford.

You will work as part of a great team of multi skilled healthcare professionals including nurses, doctors and paramedics to provide a modern, vibrant service to our patients.

Working in a secure environment has its challenges but is perfectly safe and you will be supported by prison officers whilst on residential wings.

As a Pharmacy Technician, you will assist in the delivery of a high quality pharmacy service to the prison population. You can expect to provide medicines management services to assist in tackling identified inequalities within the prison. This includes providing pharmacy related information to patients, prison officers and other healthcare professionals, ensuring that the level of advice given is appropriate to need. Conveying complex and sensitive information in an easily understandable form to prisoners is very important, there is a large part of the population that has low educational achievement and many cannot read or write.

You will also 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. It goes without saying that you will be responsible for dispensing medicines, calculating doses / quantities for supply where there is a specific requirement for accuracy e.g. Methadone preparation.

Medicines reconciliation is completed daily for all prisoners who are admitted to the prison direct from the courts or via internal transfer from another prison.

The package and benefits:

  • Salary £25,000 (DOE)
  • Full time contracts available (40 hours), part time applications also welcome
  • Revalidation assistance
  • On-going supported professional development
  • Free mandatory training
  • Free uniform
  • Career Opportunities
  • Mentoring and Peer Advice
  • Pension Contributions

What you need for the role:

  • You will hold NVQ Level 3, BTEC or equivalent qualifications
  • Current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • 3 years residency in the UK
  • A right to work in the UK

Should you be successful, following successful vetting clearance and compliance checks, you will receive a full induction to the business and your role, including access to a number of relevant training courses and a series of shadow shifts with an experienced Pharmacy Technician.

Who are CRG Medical Services?

CRG Medical Services is a leading provider of forensic medical services across the criminal justice & secure health sector including UK Police Forces and UK Border Force (UKBF), with contracts across Lancashire, Dyfed Powys, Dorset, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire regions. Our highly skilled Doctors and Health Care Professionals deliver care in secure health environments including custody suites and sexual assault referral centres.

If you believe you fit the above criteria for this exciting role, you can click ‘apply’ or send your CV .

CRG is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.