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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/11/2020.

Regional Pharmacy Medicines Data Analyst

Job Reference: 304-A-20-99750

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Elizabeth Hospitals Brmingham
£45,753 -£51,668

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

Please apply early as vacancies may close before the given closing date when sufficient applications are received.

For specific enquiries regarding this vacancy, please see the Contact Details section below in the first instance. For general enquiries, please use Switchboard: 0121 627 2000 and for Non-Medical (inc. Nursing) Ext. 16800, Doctors & Dentists Ext. 18384 or 18395, Bank posts 0121 371 8280.

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We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual with pharmacy and medicines supply chain expertise to support and facilitate the work of our Regional Pharmacy Procurement Specialist for the West Midlands.The key responsibilities of the post holder will be to manage medicines supply chain issues within the region; analyse, interpret and report data to review contract uptake; monitor and report medicines cost improvement schemes in West Midlands NHS Trusts.

Working at a regional level as part of the NHS England Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS) the post holder will be required to work collaboratively with, disseminate information to, and gather intelligence and feedback from a wide number of healthcare and procurement specialists including Chief Pharmacists, Pharmacy Procurement Managers, Commissioning Managers, Commercial Medicines Unit, Collaborative Procurement Hub and other regional pharmacy procurement teams.You will utilise information from sources such as Pharmex data from the Commercial Medicines Unit, Define data from Info-Rx, and ePACT2 data from the NHSBSA.

The successful candidate will be able to manage complex situations in a demanding and changing environment and be able to positively engage with decision makers at a regional level.You will have a good working knowledge of the medicines supply chain and the hospital pharmacy contracting process.In addition you will be able to demonstrate extensive experience in generating, analysing, interpreting and reporting complex data and information relating to medicines usage and supply.

The post holder will be employed by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network who are hosted by the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.We would encourage anyone interested in applying for this role to arrange a conversation with Inderjit Singh, Chief Pharmacist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Inderjit.Singh@uhb.nhs.ukor Angela Davis, Clinical Director of Pharmacy, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis please ensure that you have the support of your current employer.

The post is on a fixed term basis for 12 monthsdue to funding for the department

All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

Staff recruited from outside of the NHS will usually be appointed at the bottom of the pay band.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced or skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as it is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and aims to achieve positive change for LGBTQ+ people by creating an inclusive, inspiring and equal environment for both staff and service users.

Disabled applicants, in line with our commitment to the Disability Confident Scheme, will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the essential criteria and declare their disabled status. The Trust will accept applications in other formats where applicants have disabilities that require a reasonable adjustment for them to be able to apply for vacancies; consideration in respect of additional time for postage/delivery time etc. will be given.

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