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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/11/2021.

Pharmacy Team Leader - Clinical Informatics and ePMA

Job Reference: 200-3598578-OF-KP

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Tooting
£61,861 - £70,959 pa inc HCAS (inner)

Pharmacy Team Leader (Band 8b + EDC) - Clinical Informatics & ePMA

This is an exceptional career opportunity for an experienced, high calibre pharmacist looking to further advance their career and build on their leadership, clinical and IT skills within the electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) team at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will need to be flexible and organised, be able to align their values with those of the organisation, work well within a team and have a ‘can do’ positive attitude.

With nearly 8,500 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest healthcare provider in southwest London, serving a population of 1.3 million across the region. We are a provider of local services, a centre for specialist care and a world-class teaching hospital.

The Pharmacy Service at St George’s is highly regarded across the Trust, with over 250 staff members working closely with multi-disciplinary teams. The department is friendly, forward thinking and constantly expanding with opportunities for personal and service development including further postgraduate education.

To support this, the pharmacy department is currently looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated pharmacist to lead our Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) team. Working alongside our ePMA Pharmacy Technician and ePMA Pharmacists, Chief Clinical Information Officer, Chief Nurse Information Officer, the pharmacy team and healthcare & IT professionals across the organisation and across the wider NHS digital community you will work closely with stakeholders to ensure that the solution delivers the strategic and operational goals of the Trust which includes patient safety, quality of care, efficient use of staff resources and cost effective prescribing. Applicants should have significant previous experience of working with electronic prescribing solutions within an acute hospital setting. As a pharmacy department leader you will be provided with an opportunity to develop a broad portfolio of skills that includes negotiating and influencing people, managing change, managing projects and developing staff.

Key activities of the post holder will be to:

· Lead the development, implementation and ongoing management of clinical IT programmes with a focus on medicines optimisation.

· To ensure that the clinical IT programme delivers, the strategic and operational goals of the organisation in improving patient safety, quality of care, efficiency and cost effective resource usage.

· Lead the development and implementation of policies and procedures relevant to Clinical Informatics in Medicines Optimisation.

· Lead all aspects of quality assuring IT software and systems in relation to ePMA, including the provision of appropriate reports, audits and delivering actions to address any deficiencies or risks.

· Lead and advise on the IT and Clinical Informatics components of any future technology developments within pharmacy.

· Be a team leader and to hold accountability for ensuring that all pharmacy staff and others as needed are trained and competent (from an ePMA perspective) to carry out their job roles effectively.

· Provide expert advice on the development of structured training programmes for users of any clinical informatics system relating to medications management including prescribing and delivery, through engagement with the relevant clinical teams.

· Deliver a clinical pharmacy service in the trust to maintain clinical skills and ensure that any IT developments support such practice.

· Represent the Pharmacy department, Clinical Informatics and trust locally, nationally and internationally with the aim to develop the trust reputation as a Global Healthcare Leader.

· Support the IT requirements of the Trust Smart Pumps for medicines administration

· Contribute to the strategic planning of the pharmacy department and the trust’s clinical IT strategy with a focus on medicines optimisation.

The successful applicant will enjoy working in a busy challenging environment, be able to manage multiple priorities and deliver against tight deadlines. You will have good communication skills and be an enthusiastic educator. The ability to work autonomously and with a high level of accountability is essential. They should possess a postgraduate qualification in clinical pharmacy or equivalent and have the relevant hospital pharmacy experience. Familiarity of working and influencing in a multi-disciplinary team, which will include Trust Executives is imperative. A non-medical prescribing qualification or working towards it would be an advantage.


For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Wendy Pullinger (Deputy Chief Pharmacist) on or Tel: 0208 725 1770


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We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.

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