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Band 5 Medicines Administration Technician

Job Reference: 313-A-21-103373-SB

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
Mill Lodge The Rise, Narborough
Salary:
£25,655 - £31,534

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within the in-patient areas of Mill Lodge at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust to become part of a team of Medicines Administration Technicians, Band 5. Based at Mill Lodge, Narborough.

 Your role will be to maintain a safe, efficient, and professional drug administration and medicines management service responsive to the needs of its customers, in accordance with current legislation and guidance.

Mill Lodge have a multi-disciplinary approach to patient management. Supported by the Ward Manager and Matron, you will demonstrate and develop your professional accountability, innovative thinking and contribute to the clear vision for the in-patient areas.

Hours are Monday to Friday 7am till 3pm with a possibility to cover two weekends a month (this can be further discussed).

Duties are varied but will include:

  • To undertake medication administration rounds

  • To screen patients on admission to the Trust, contacting GPs and / or other healthcare providers to ascertain the patient’s medication history and advising Trust staff of identified discrepancies.

  • To identify potential pharmaceutical issues that may arise during discharge planning and work with multi-disciplinary teams to resolve.

  • To support the Huntingdon Disease (HD) community team

  • To provide patient’s medication counselling when applicable

We offer training and personal development within the wards and at our Learning and Development centre to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to meet patient needs and complete your revalidation CPD requirements.

The successful candidate should be registered with the GPhC. As well as having a BTEC in Pharmacy Science or Equivalent and being an Accredited Checking Technician, the successful candidate should have good computer skills, demonstrate they can work accurately, have excellent communication skills and be proactive. They need to be able to work as part of a team, work in an organized manner, and have a willingness to learn.

If you wish to arrange a visit or find out more about the ward, please contact Pascal Peirera / David Pollard for more details.

Flexible working patterns that meet the needs of the service will be considered.

For further information about the role please contact Isabelle Girard Bancroft, Medicines Management Team Leader, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, on 0116 295 8372 or Pascal Pereira, Team Manager for Mill Lodge and HD community team, on 0116 295 1615.

 

 

 




We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


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