Lead Digital Clinical System (DCS) Pharmacist
East Cheshire NHS Trust
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East Cheshire NHS Trust and Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are jointly creating a new electronic patient record (EPR), which is known locally as the Digital Clinical System (DCS). The DCS will replace current paper-based records with one comprehensive source of digital information that is available at multiple locations.
By giving our staff access to the right information, in the right place, at the right time, we will play a crucial role in supporting efficient and effective care, maintaining safety, improving patients' experiences, and meeting increasing demands.
The DCS is one of the largest projects ever undertaken by either of our organisations and it forms an integral part of a clinical transformation programme that will be enabled by digital technology.
The Lead DCS Pharmacist will support delivery of the Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) element of the DCS programme in conjunction with the DCS project team and the pharmacy leadership teams in both organisations. They will be key to the successful development and launch of the system and following implementation, the role will continue to develop, implement, evaluate, monitor and support continuous improvements to the EPMA system. They will also have a leadership role in the Pharmacy Department, deputising for the Deputy Chief Pharmacist.
37.5 Hours per week
Main duties of the job
You will need to be inspirational and determined in your approach and be able influence healthcare professionals across the spectrum. We can offer you the opportunity to succeed in providing the highest standards of care for patients, developing your own professional career whilst also expanding your potential development towards a leadership role.
Directly accountable to the Deputy Chief Pharmacist, you will help shape the way the EPMA project delivers key benefits to the organisation in terms of safety, cost and effectiveness.
You will have a good background in clinical pharmacy and will use your skills already acquired to deliver high quality care to our patients.
You will possess relevant professional qualifications. Previous experience of electronic prescribing and medicines administration systems is essential. Previous experience in risk management and governance of medicines optimisation would be advantageous though not essential.
This post will focus on the delivery of EPMA, collaborating with senior pharmacy colleagues, the IT department and business intelligence and of course counterparts at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to ensure we achieve the highest standards.
You will also retain clinical pharmacy skills through participation of clinical ward, dispensary, late night and on-call duties.
Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://www.eastcheshirehrdirect.nhs.uk. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.
Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance.
Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about this role.
As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).
Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.
We look forward to receiving your application.
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