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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/05/2021.

Medicines Optimisation and Clozapine Technician

Job Reference: 453-21-3128586

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Lynfield Mount Hospital, Bradford
£24,907 - £30,615 £24,214 to £30,112 per annum

Bradford District Care Trust is an award-winning Trust that provides a range of innovative services that have been recognised as best practice nationally. As a provider of care for people of all ages who have mental and/or community health needs we are dedicated to providing a high quality service, close to where people live and as much as possible tailored to an individual’s needs.

The Trust’s purpose is to create connected communities and help people to feel as healthy as they can be at every point in their lives and our vision is to connect people to the best quality care, when and where they need it and be a national role model as an employer and provide our staff with the best place to work.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values:- We Care, We Listen, We Deliver

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people’s views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT) to introduce the role of Medicines Optimisation and Clozapine Technician, Band 5. Your role will be to maintain a safe, efficient and professional medicines management/optimisation service to the inpatient wards at the Airedale Centre for Mental Health and to ensure the delivery of a high-quality service to patients attending Clozapine / Wellbeing Clinic, including the running of the clozapine clinic and venepuncture/ECG service to in and outpatients.

The in-patient areas and the clozapine service at BDCFT all have a multi-disciplinary approach to patient management. Supported by the Physical Health Lead Nurse, ward teams, Chief Pharmacist and wider pharmacy team, you will demonstrate and develop your professional accountability, innovative thinking and contribute to the clear vision for the in-patient areas.

We offer training and personal development within the wards and pharmacy to ensure you have the knowledge and skills to meet patient needs and complete your revalidation CPD requirements.

The successful candidate should have good computer skills, demonstrate they can work accurately, have excellent communication skills and be proactive. They need to be able to work as part of a team, be organised, and have a willingness to learn.

Flexible working patterns may be considered.

Closing Date: 17th May 2021

Shortlisting Date: 19th May 2021

Interview date: 1st June 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Fiona Cooke

Job title: Lead Physical Health Nurse

Email address:

Telephone number :01274 363224

Additional contact information:

Jaspreet Sohal (Chief Pharmacist) Telephone NUmber:  01274 363177.

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Candidates applying for this vacancy are informed that preference will be given to Trust staff who are currently going through the organisational change process within the Trust and the role may be withdrawn from external candidates on this basis. In the event of this happening the Trust will inform candidates via their email address on NHS Jobs.

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

We want to understand how you demonstrate the values, skills and knowledge that we are looking for. Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification attached below as this will help you complete your application.

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