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

EPMA Lead Pharmacist

Job Reference: 839-2699863-MP-A

Employer:
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
Community Hospital, Norwich
Salary:
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.


Are you an experienced clinical pharmacist looking for a digital pharmacy challenge?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic pharmacist with excellent communication skills to join our digital team. You will lead medicines optimisation for the new Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) system at Norfolk Community Health & Care.

This is an opportunity for you to work embedded with the digital team driving the new EPMA system implementation to replace the current paper processes. This is a key improvement innovation for our staff and patients. You will provide training for all clinical professionals in the trust during the project roll out. You would also provide medicines optimisation services for patients in a specialist or rehabilitation community ward as part of the trust's pharmacy service.

This opportunity is advertised as a fixed term project contract which will be reviewed to agree the ongoing system safety maintenance and updates for the trust's EPMA.

You are welcome to apply if you are currently working in another sector or are new to digital pharmacy. You would be supported in this role to extend your digital and/or medicines optimisation skills.

The role provides the opportunity for personal development through team working, new ways of working and responding to a flexible and changing environment.

Why work for us?

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an outstanding organisation (CQC) providing community-based NHS health and care via more than 70 different service locations across Norfolk.

We believe that people are better looked after locally and this belief drives us to work hard to bring our expert care to patients in our seven community hospitals, within GP surgeries and in patients’ own homes.

Location

The community hospital in Norwich is located close to transport links and the city centre. Norwich has been described as ‘one of Britian’s finest small cities’ boasting a two cathedrals, shops, restaurants, a popular open air market.

Norfolk is visited by over 3 million people and 40 million day trippers in a normal year attracted by coast & beaches, culture & arts, and the great outdoors for walking, cycling and sailing the broads. This year residents appreciate the open spaces, relaxed lifestyle and reasonable cost of living which we hope will attract new people to our region.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Head of Medicines Management marian.metry@nchc.nhs.uk




Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). The Trust operates flexible working practices. All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status - Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

Data Protection - A privacy notice detailing how we will handle your data is attached to this advert as a document. Your application will be transferred to our recruitment management system (Trac) once the advert has closed and you will receive notification then detailing how Trac will handle your data.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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