Medicines Optimisation Technician

37.5 hours per week

12-month Fixed Term Contract

£32,698 – £37,602 per annum

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Medicines Optimisation Technician to join our Willen at Home team working within the Milton Keynes Palliative Care Community Hub.

We are welcoming candidates looking for a truly rewarding position, who want to deliver the highest quality of care and demonstrate our Hospice Values, and are keen to join a caring, compassionate and diverse multi-disciplinary team delivering care of the highest quality.

The successful candidate will work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing medicines related advice to patients, carers and health care professionals with the aim of improving medicines optimisation and supporting patients to manage medicines independently and adhere to treatment.

You will contribute to the development of action plans and strategies to optimise medicines, and work to implement them and advise healthcare practitioners on complex medication issues and compliance concerns.

The ideal candidate will be qualified to BTEC/NVQ Level 3 in Pharmaceutical Sciences, be registered as a practicing technician with the general pharmaceutical Council. You will have experience of ward-based medicine management, have good organisational and prioritising skills, be experienced in conducting and reporting audit work and will have the ability to solve problems and be able to influence other healthcare professionals and mangers. Good interpersonal skills are essential with the ability to communicate complex information either in writing or verbally.

The role is community based you should be confident working alone, must hold a driving licence and own your own car.

Set in the tranquil grounds of Willen Lake, Willen Hospice is the leading provider of specialist palliative care within the Milton Keynes area. We offer 24 hour / seven days a week palliative care to people who have advanced disease, caring for people in our Inpatient Unit which accommodates 15 patients and the local community. Our person centred care is delivered with compassion and respect for people’s wishes. We have an expanding Therapeutic & Wellbeing service offering Psychological Wellbeing, Social Care, Physiotherapy, Occupational and Complementary Therapy.  Our dedicated Business Development teams and retail portfolio of shops raise vital funds to deliver this care.

In return for your skills and experience, you can expect:-

  • To join a supportive and caring team
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 35 days pro rata (inclusive of statutory and bank holidays)
  • Free onsite parking at the Hospice
  • Employer enhanced auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Enhanced maternity, adoption and sick pay provision
  • Ongoing commitment to education and professional development
  • Blue Light Card discounts (with membership)
  • Excellent on-sitesubsidised catering facilities
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme

This appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, including Barred lists.

To apply please complete the application form below and email it to

Closing Date: 02 October 2023

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