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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/03/2020.

Band 6 Chief Pharmacy Technician – IT & Electronic Prescribing

Job Reference: 295-39596GB

Employer:
University Hospitals Birmingham (Heartlands, Good Hope, Solihull)
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
Solihull
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

“Defined by our people”

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country, employing over 20,000 staff and treating over 2.8 million people per year. We have more than 2,700 beds across all our sites with the main hospital services being based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Solihull Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and other services based at Birmingham Chest Clinic and Solihull community health premises.

As the Trust is a multi-site organisation you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites and you may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services.

UHB has an international reputation for its quality of care, information technology, clinical education and training and research and provides a wide range of services including highly specialised regional and national services. The Trust is a designated Major Trauma Centre, operates Europe’s largest Critical Care Unit and Organ Transplant Service and, through its hosting of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, provides a full range of medical services to injured military personnel.

Our core purposes are excellent clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, research and innovation and our vision is “To Build Healthier Lives”.

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 Recruitment Team phone number: 0121 424 8993 (Option 4).

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Band 6 Chief Pharmacy Technician – IT & Electronic Prescribing

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated chief technician with substantial knowledge and experience in hospital Pharmacy IT services.

You will be skilled in supervising and managing staff and services. You must have excellent communication and organisational skills as well as demonstrating commitment to self-development.

You will be responsible for the efficient running of Pharmacy IT and Electronic Prescribing systems cross-site based pre-dominantly at Solihull hospital. There is a need for autonomous working and you will therefore be in charge of your own day to day workload but be managed from a team point of view remotely.

You will contribute to the dispensing and accuracy checking of all medicines supplied through Pharmacy. You will be expected to participate in the management of day to day operations.

You will be expected to be part of the technical on-call team providing 24 hour cover on a rotational basis.

There will be a requirement to participate in extended hours working including late nights, weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis.

The Trust is currently undergoing a lot of changes with regards to electronic prescribing. It is a very exciting time with all of the integration that is being carried out and will give the successful candidate a unique opportunity to be involved in a forward thinking department implementation plan.

For an informal chat please contact:

Ian Reading - Pharmacy Computer Services and Electronic Prescribing Manager

Ext 0121 424 1443

 




All posts involving access to persons in receipt of health services will be subject to a DBS (Disclosure & 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.

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.

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 Visas and Immigration 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 Visas and Immigration 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.

Internal applicants who are interested in accessing professional support for interview preparation should read the attached Aspire document.

Successful candidates will be automatically enrolled onto the Trust staff bank UHB+.


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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