Medication Administration Assistant
We are looking to recruit a Medication Administration Assistants. This role will be working under the line management of the Residential Manager to oversee the management of medication. The post holder will have an interest in medicine management systems and processes and will be able to demonstrate accuracy in their work and attention to detail.
You will need a minimum of a Diploma Level 2 and be willing to enrol on a medication management course.
This role will be responsible to book in medication when it arrives from pharmacy or home and oversee the ordering alongside the Nurse or DP. You will need to have excellent communication skills as you will be liaising with Pharmacy, GPs, hospital staff, parents and other stake holders. Auditing and stock control will be part of this role, administering medication to service users will not be an expectation.
This post is fundamentally an administrator for medication processes.
Shifts 09:00-15:00 Mon - Fri
Responsibilities of the Medication Administration Assistant will include:
- The post holder will perform pharmacy related functions to support all service user’s medication needs where appropriate.
- To carry out quality assurance audits in relation to safe medication management in line with National Star policies and procedures.
- Liaison with our external pharmacy and electronic medication administration (EMAR) suppliers.
- Management of pharmacy stock for service users.
- Assisting the ordering and receipt of medication from Pharmacy.
- Management of the checking-in process and follow-up.
- To liaise with Service Users, Parents, National Star staff, external pharmacy and EMAR suppliers. General Practitioners – Onsite and external. Practice Managers and other practice staff.Community pharmacies as required.
The successful Medication Administration Assistant will have:
- Experience in a health care/pharmacy setting or one where medication is being administered.
- QCF/NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social care or a related area
- Medicines Management Course (or willingness to work towards)
- Knowledge of audit process
- Ability to liaise with service users and health care professionals, respond where appropriate in a professional confident manner and escalating where needed
- Able to focus on designated tasks
- Tact and diplomacy in responding to requests for information from health care professionals, service users, parents and staff
Benefits of working with National Star:
- Excellent career development opportunities
- Competitive remuneration package
- Health Shield medical cover (after successful probation)
- Use of gym and swimming pool (after successful probation and in line with timetable)
- Excellent working environment & facilities
- Award winning CPD department covering all training needs to include excellent comprehensive induction programme
- Employee Helpline
- Free DBS checks
- Contributory pension scheme
- Employee discounts at many Travel & Attractions, High Street Retailers, Supermarkets and Utilities and Motoring and much more
- NUS card
At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2012 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.
Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.