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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/11/2019.

Medicines Governance Officer

Job Reference: 347-2037549

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Southport DGH
£21 089 - £23 761 per ann

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.

Medicines Governance Officer



Fixed Term 9 Months, Maternity Cover

37.5 hours per week

Band 4

Salary; from £21,089 - to £23,761 per annum

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

The Pharmacy Department at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust require fixed-term maternity cover for the role of Medicine Governance Officer within the department.

The Medicines Governance officer is a well established and valued role within the Pharmacy department and duties include:

  • Providing administrative support for all Medicines Governance processes within the pharmacy department and in other areas of the Trust where appropriate
  • Maintaining a database of all Medicines Governance Documentation produced by, or held within the Pharmacy Department
  • Providing administrative support to the Specialist Clinical Pharmacist Team, and the Senior Technician Managers as required. Specifically this support is likely to focus on the areas of Medicines Safety, Antimicrobial Therapy, Aseptics, and Medicines Information
  • Providing support to all staff engaged in audit projects where appropriate and when this has been agreed with the Senior Pharmacy Management Team
  • Providing cross-cover with the Personal Assistant to the Chief Pharmacist and the Senior Pharmacy Team as required.
  • Providing occasional administrative support to the Anticoagulation Service.

The successful candidate will be part of an experienced clerical support team within the department and the role plays an important part in helping the Pharmacy Department achieve its objectives in relation to Medicines Optimisation and patient safety.

The Pharmacy Department is also committed to the development of all staff and will support necessary further learning.

Advertised Date - 7th November 2019

Closing Date - 21st November 2019

Shortlisting Date – 25th November 2019

Provisional Interview Date - 4th December 2019

This post will be subject to a Standard DBS Check

For further details / informal visits contact:

John Williams, Chief Pharmacist or Vicki Caton, Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager on 01704 704166

Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

In submitting an application, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper staff transfer form, should you be appointed.

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of four weeks.

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.

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