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Band 3 Medicines Management Assistant (MMA / ATO)

Job Reference: 313-A-19-67503-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
£17,787 to £20,448 NHS terms & conditions 2018

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

We have two exciting new positions available for a qualified Band 3 Medicines Management Assistant / Pharmacy Assistant to join the Pharmacy team at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual with an eye for detail to join a well-established Pharmacy team. The hospital pharmacy is a busy and friendly department providing an essential service to wards and patients in a Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Community Health setting.

Duties are varied but will include:

  • Weekly top-up of medication

  • Receive medication and store appropriately

  • Tidy clinic rooms/drug cupboards

  • Daily spots checks on expired drugs (labelled appropriately)

  • Management of patient draw systems

  • Remove unwanted medications (with the exception of controlled drugs)

  • Weekly medication audits

  • Reduce drug wastage – credit wards for returns

  • Manage stock lists

  • Standardised layout for all clinic rooms

  • MMA first line for pharmacy queries

  • Identify patients own medication for ward use – MMT to authorise

  • Support new electronic CD registers

  • Co-ordinate new Pharmacy iBINs

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.

Hours of work will be Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm / 9.30am – 5.30pm, weekends and Bank Holidays on a rotational basis.

This is a full-time post working 37.5 hours per week

For further information please contact Andrew Moonesinghe, Pharmacy Services Manager, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, on 0116 295 8999

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

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

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

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end 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, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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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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