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PICS Drug Dictionary Analyst

Job Reference: 304-A-19-74140

Employer:
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Location:
Birmingham
Salary:
£30,401 - £37,267

UHB is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in England, serving a regional, national, and international population.

Our multiple sites, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital and Community Services, Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham Chest Clinic allow people to be treated as close to home as possible.

We see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year across our sites and our hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe.

We are a regional centre for cancer, bone marrow transplants, trauma, renal dialysis, burns and plastics, HIV and AIDS, as well as respiratory conditions like cystic fibrosis; thoracic surgery and have the largest solid organ transplantation programme in Europe.

We provide a series of highly specialist cardiac, liver and neurosurgery services to patients from across the UK.

We are world-renowned for our trauma care and have developed pioneering surgical techniques in the management of ballistic and blast injuries, including bespoke surgical solutions for previously unseen injuries. We are a designated a Level 1 Trauma Centre and host of the UK’s only £20m National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre (SRMRC).

We have over 20,000 members of staff and we are committed to investing in their development and their health and wellbeing.

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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This role is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate with relevant knowledge, expertise and motivation to join the highly respected PICS (Prescribing Information Communications System) programming/analysis/drug dictionary team at the University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) NHS Trust (Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull hospitals). UHB is at the cutting edge of delivering innovative clinical IT and is a designated Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) site.

UHB is lookingfor individuals withstrong data analytical skills towork closely with the PICS drug dictionary team responsible for the design, development and support ofPICSe-prescribing /medicines management and clinical decision suppport.

Individuals will also work closely with thePharmacyteam and relevant clinicians ;reportingto the Advanced Clinical Pharmacist for e-prescribing , to delivereg. complex Oncology/Haematology rotas/structured and indictation based prescribing.

Successful applicants will be part of a group of innovativedata analysts / developersto ensure that the PICS drug dictionary application meets medicines management standards.


Criteria:

Applicants must have a good degree in a numerate/pharmacy discipline with knowledge of NHS medicines manangementincluding BNFand dm+d. coding . Knowledge and experience of complex database structures andSQL queries are also desirable.

Contract length:18 months linked to GDE funding.




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.

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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