Additional information

Defining your scope of practice, Learning Agreement and SW Dispensing Accuracy Assessment       

       

1. Ensure your final accuracy checking role is reflected in your job description & upload this along with the person specification into your e-portfolio

Scope of Practice

It is recognised that the practice of a pharmacy technician role in final accuracy checking will vary across organisations; therefore it is important that Educational Supervisors ensure that the prescription types and specialities to be checked are agreed with the trainee and reflect both the scope of practice and the training of each individual.

Each trainee must therefore provide an agreed job description and person specification that defines their scope of practice within their portfolio of evidence. This will ensure that training providers and Educational Supervisors can verify that the training needs of that practice are met. 

A copy of your job description and person specification should be scanned, saved and uploaded into  your e-portfolio.

 

2. Read & complete the Learning Agreement

Learning Agreement

It is an entry requirement of the training programme that each trainee, along with their Educational Supervisor and chief pharmacist and agrees to the conditions outlined in the South West Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician Programme learning agreement. The learning agreement is essential in ensuring that each stakeholder understands their role within the training programme and have considered the training needs of the trainee. The learning agreement also provides a declaration that each stakeholder’s commitment to the trainee’s training will be upheld. 

A copy of your signed Learning Agreement should be scanned, saved and uploaded into Unit 1 of the e-portfolio.

 

3. SW Dispensing Accuracy Assessment - upload your certificate to  your e-portfolio.

The South West Dispensing Accuracy Assessment.

All trainees must complete the South West Dispensing Accuracy Assessment prior to entry to the South West Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) Programme. South West Medicines Information & Training (SWMIT) has designed this assessment to measure the individual’s accuracy when dispensing to ensure they have the skills required for a checking role. All grades of staff may use this document as a training tool for their own development. 

The South West Dispensing Accuracy Assessment documentation can be downloaded from the South West Medicines Information and Training website.

To complete the assessment the individual is required to accurately dispense a minimum of 200 items with no errors. The dispensing accuracy assessment must have been completed within the preceding 2 years to be considered current.

Please note: Trainees will not be accepted onto the programme unless they have completed the South West Dispensing Accuracy Assessment and a copy of their certificate is uploaded to their e-portfolio prior to attendance at induction.