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Medicine Support Worker

Band 2

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Logistics Support
Band 2
Full time: 37.5 per week
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SAP Supply & Material Management
£21,374 to £22,742 pa Inc HCAS
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London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.


We employ over 6,000 staff, including volunteers, across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital.

We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.


In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe.

As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.


By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.

Medicine Support Worker x 8


The Logistics Department provides essential support to front line operations and Medicines Support Workers play a key role in the logistics supply chain providing medicines packs for use by front line staff in accordance with Trust Policies and Procedures.


The Logistics Support Unit operates 24/7 and as a Medicines Support Worker you will work a fixed shift pattern. There are various shift options available covering early, late and night shifts 7 days per week. These will be discussed as part of the recruitment process.


Successful candidates for this role will be able to work under pressure with a high degree of accuracy and concentration and be able to prioritise their workload to meet deadlines. You will need a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and be able to maintain both electronic and paper records. You will be expected to contribute to the regular medicines management audits and stock counts undertaken within the Logistics Department.


You will be working as part of team, but there will be times where you will need to analyse work situations and work unsupervised.


This is not a patient facing role and applicants are advised to evidence on their supporting statement how they meet the essential criteria stipulated on the Job description.


We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


‘Priority consideration for this post will be given to ‘at risk’ candidates’


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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Karen Merritt

Corporate Logistics Manager

0203 069 0207