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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2020.

Paediatric Medicines Optimisation Assistant

Job Reference: 389-A-20-40614

Employer:
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Children's and Young People Unit
Location:
Bradford
Salary:
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Medicines Optimisation Assistant to work within our Paediatric team. Our Children and Young Person’s unit has 41 inpatient beds, 9 short stay beds and a busy assessment area. The majority of the children who access the unit will require some form of pharmacy input. The role is invaluable in providing an excellent patient experience, a safe and effective inpatient stay and a safe and reliable discharge service.

Brief Description of the Role:

The post holder will be a link between ward colleagues and pharmacy with the principle aim of improving patient flow and patient experience. The role will include taking responsibility for the ward stock provided by pharmacy including stock levels. It also includes working alongside the ward pharmacist to improve patient flow by ensuring that discharge medication is ordered in advance and discussing with families which medications they already have at home.

You will be an integral part of the ward team and will work alongside the ward coordinator and undertake any tasks deemed appropriate to the role. You will have the opportunity to maintain your skills by working a proportion of the time in the pharmacy department.

Further information about this role is included in the job description

 

Summary of most important Experience/Skills/Qualifications required

Experience of working in a pharmacy is essential and the candidate must be able to provide evidence of NVQ level 2 in Pharmacy Services* (including units 5 ‘Assemble Prescribed Items’ and unit 15 ‘Undertake an in-process accuracy check of assembled prescribed items prior to the final accuracy check’) or equivalent Grandparent Clauses

*or in the process of working towards this qualification

 

Informal Enquiries to: For further information please contact Manrita Khatker on manrita.khatker@bthft.nhs.uk

 




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