Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Southampton General Hosptial
£23,949 - £26,282 pa
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an efficient and committed person to join the Medicines Management Team as an Advanced senior support worker.
ABOUT THE TEAM The Medicines Management team have over 30 technicians and 4 support workers, providing ward based services covering the majority of inpatient areas of Southampton General Hospital. Delivering a forward thinking and developing service the Medicines Management team work closely with each other and pharmacist colleagues to play a vital role in the patient journey and ensuring patient safety. With an in-house training programme, we support and encourage our staff through their development. With opportunities to work on projects
Are you an experience support worker looking for a new challenge and a chance to expand your knowledge and experience? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an advanced Senior Support Worker to join our dynamic, forward thinking team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.Main duties of the job YOUR MAIN DUTIES
Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.
For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.Working for our organisation WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.Detailed job description and main responsibilities YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Numerate and literate e.g. GCSE in Maths and English Grade 5-9 or equivalent
HNC (or equivalent experience) in a science based subject OR 2 A level passes in a science subject OR BTEC level 3 in a science subject OR equivalent knowledge and experience of pharmaceutical procedures gained through work experience and training. (Experience must include extensive understanding of medicines management services and working at ward level).
Medicines management qualification in assessing medicines for use ‘POD' assessment or able to commit to completing within 18 months of starting (usually starts within 6 months of appointment)
IT qualification or equivalent experience (using Word and EXCEL)
NVQ2 pharmacy services Or NVQ2 equivalent in pharmacy services (or currently working towards)ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
We welcome interested applicants to contact the department for more information or an informal visit. Please contact: Sahdia Malik Team Manager [email protected]
Interviews will be held on Friday 16th December 2022.Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.For more information about our Trust
Head to our careers portal thinkuhs.co.uk where you'll find information about:
- Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work
To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.Getting to work - our travel promise
Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.Our commitment to equality
Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.
UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.How and why we use your information
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Principal Medicines Management Technician
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