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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Risk/Medicine

Job Reference: 230-32150370-SURG

Employer:
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Department:
Pharmacy- Risk / Medicine Safety Officer
Location:
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Nuneaton
Salary:
£44,606 to £50,819 per annum

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust opened in 1948 and provides a range of elective, non-elective, surgical, medical, women’s, children’s, diagnostic and therapeutic services to a population of more than 350,000 people.

The hub of the Trust is located on the outskirts of Nuneaton and its services cover a large footprint, including north Warwickshire, south west Leicestershire, and north Coventry. We also provide primary and community services across Coventry, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

Please note:

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC where all subsequent information regarding your application will be generated. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages via the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any emails/messages sent to us via the NHS Jobs website.


Specialist Clinical Pharmacist – Risk/Medicines Safety Officer

Band 8a

£44,606 – £50,819 per annum

 

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to excel at patient care’ takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

 

The Role

Look no further! If you are an enthusiastic, keen pharmacist with a strong clinical knowledge base who has a passion for patient safety and a strong track record of being able to engage with other healthcare professionals to ensure delivery against innovative, forward thinking agendas then this is the place for you.

Your role will involve assisting the Deputy Chief Pharmacist in the day to day management of, and delivery against the medicines governance agenda within the Trust.

The post-holder will promote medication safety/governance through the role of the Medicines Safety Officer and be an active member of the Medicines Safety Committee, deputising for the Chair when required.

The post-holder will lead on Trust wide medication safety initiatives and identify initiatives to minimise risk from medication safety issues which have the potential to cause patient harm including prescribing, dispensing and administration of medicines, whilst working closely with their regional counterparts.

You will be responsible for the development and review of Patient Group Directions, will lead on supplementary and independent prescribing processes, and you will also be required to provide multidisciplinary training to Trust-Wide healthcare professionals, including pharmacy staff, nursing and medical staff, on all aspects of medicines management.

The post holder will be required to participate in weekend and bank holiday rotas, and other out of hours services.

Applicants should have experience of audit, practice research and risk management

 

Benefits

Our benefits include but are not limited to: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, on-site discounted gym, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Closing Date: 10th November 2019

Interview Date: 21st November 2019

 

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

 

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email; please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

 

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise

and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

#JoinTeamEliot

 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sangeeta Bassi, Deputy Chief Pharmacist via Suzanne Perrin (PA) on 02476 865086, suzanne.perrin@geh.nhs.uk




How we process your data:

By applying for this post you are consenting to the Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system, TRAC. In this connection your submitted application form will remain in the Trac system for 400 days after which time it will be automatically deleted.

The Equality and Diversity data you provide as part of your application is used for monitoring and reporting purposes only and is not available to recruiting managers at any stage of the process.

The Job application data you provide will be used to assess your application for employment at GEH, to verify your information and conduct reference checks, and to communicate with you. If you accept employment with GEH, the information collected will become part of your employment record and will be used for employment purposes and transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice, if appropriate for the role, it is a mandatory requirement for all newly appointed staff to complete a DBS application. Positive disclosures will be handled in accordance with the Trust DBS Policy.

All information provided will be used for recruitment purposes only and processed in a lawful, fair and transparent manner.

Other:

In response to NICE guidance and to support the reduction of health harm from tobacco, the Trust has a smoke-free site policy which applies to anyone on Trust sites. Staff who smoke will be supported to quit or not smoke whilst on Trust sites.

The Trust is part of a 'Foundation Group' through a strategic alliance with Wye Valley NHS Trust and South Warwickshire Foundation Trust. This Partnership is a great sustainability of all three organisations and allows us to share learning and maximise opportunities to ensure the delivery of high quality health and care services for our local populations.


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.


UK Registration

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



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