Advanced Senior Support Worker

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
December 06, 2022
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Advanced Senior Support Worker Band 4

Main area

Pharmacy

Grade

Band 4

Contract

Permanent

Hours

Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref

188-OTH3243

Site

Southampton General Hosptial

Town

Southampton

Salary

£23,949 - £26,282 pa

Salary period

Yearly

Closing

06/12/2022 23:59

Interview date

16/12/2022
Job overview

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:
  • To manage, implement and develop the provision of the Medicines Management services for the pharmacy support workers and assistants at ward level.
  • To manage and provide advice, training, and support to the SPSW, PSW and PSA to ensure we work efficiently and meet or exceed the demands of the service.
  • To ensure that all the pharmacy support staff working at ward level, support the ward-based pharmacy teams in providing medicines in a timely manner to patients, whilst in hospital and ready for patient discharge.
  • WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

    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
  • 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)
  • Desirable criteria
  • NVQ2 pharmacy services Or NVQ2 equivalent in pharmacy services (or currently working towards)
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Significant experience of pharmacy, with a focus on medicines management
  • Significant supervisory experience
  • Experience of working independently and as part of a team
  • Able to support and supervise staff in the workplace
  • Experience of organising theirs and others workload
  • Capable of effective oral, written, and electronic communications
  • Can work as part of the team
  • Desirable criteria
  • Experience of using JAC computer systems
  • Experience of rota management
  • Experience of data management
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Able to communicate effectively with others
  • Acts as a role model
  • Has attention to detail
  • Able to work effectively under pressure
  • Able to prioritise work theirs and others and meet agreed deadlines
  • Is motivated and able to use own initiative, but knows their limitations
  • Adaptable, particularly able to work in busy, noisy, and changing environments
  • Has good communication skills
  • Ability to work at a good speed and maintain accuracy
  • Motivated to develop the staff and service
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Working on a rotation basis on late nights and weekends, as well as Bank holidays.
  • Must be flexible
  • Be polite and courteous to patients and staff
  • Awareness of the need to maintain confidentiality
  • Shows tact, empathy and common sense as well as being approachable
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • 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.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 475.9KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 238.2KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact

    Name

    Sahdia Malik
    

    Job title

    Principal Medicines Management Technician
    

    Email address

    [email protected]
    

    Telephone number

    023 8120 6383
    
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    Telephone

     01629 690826
    

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