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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/02/2021.

Medicines Management Assistant

Job Reference: 358-2901017-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
UHL, Leicester
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

University Hospitals of Leicester are currently recruiting into our pool of Medicines Management Assistant's working across the 3 hospital sites
Our team of Medicines Management Assistants (MMAs) work closely with our Technicians and Pharmacists to provide patient focused care to inpatients, outpatients and patients in our Emergency Department. Our MMAs work in a number of areas depending on service need, including the Emergency Department (ED), Medical admissions, Surgery, Cardio Respiratory and specialist wards such as Intensive care

This role will involve providing high quality medicines management by ensuring accurate and timely stock management and replenishment is undertaken, dispensing of urgent items and redistributing patients’ own drugs from ED to inpatient wards. ED utilises a computerised storage system and you may be involved in ensuring this is appropriately maintained.

In addition to ward activity you will contribute to the main dispensary service, dispensing medicines for In patients and discharge including cytotoxic medicines and controlled drugs all in an accurate and timely manner

The successful candidate will be required to take part in the weekend working, bank holiday
working, and evening rotas and will be expected to be flexible to support the requirements of
the team.

The pharmacy service at University Hospitals of Leicester is a key part of the clinical multidisciplinary teams and aims to provide a high level of clinical expertise to patients.
Embracing UHL values and behaviours is equally important to us. The service is demanding
but rewarding, therefore, it is essential you can work well under pressure, take direction and
multi-task. Working in our department is a great opportunity to learn new skills and gain
experience in general and specialised fields providing high quality care to a diverse patient

You will be required to Possess QCF/NVQ Level 2 in Pharmacy Services or equivalent, have good oral and written communication skills and possess good IT/keyboard skills.
University Hospitals of Leicester is one of the largest and busiest trusts in the country and
provides care to over one million people in Leicestershire and Rutland. Leicester is a vibrant
city with excellent transport links.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Rachel Stewart - Dispensary Team Leader, 0116 2585443

Serena Malpas - Senior Pharmacy Technician, Stores and Distribution team leader



Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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