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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/02/2020.

Digital and Informatics Lead - Pharmacy

Job Reference: 220-D&O-2273089

Whittington Health
Whittington Hospital, London
£52,306 to £60,983 per annum excl HCA

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Whittington Health NHS Trust received a “good” overall inspection from the CQC in October 2017 with our services receiving an “outstanding” for our caring. With well-led (leadership) following inspection of management. To read the full report please go to: Oct 2018 CQC report in full

To comply with the Trust’s Safeguarding Children and Adults policies, procedures and protocols. All individual members of staff (paid or unpaid) have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults This will require you to:

  • Ensure you are familiar with and comply with the London Child Protection Procedures and protocols for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with the London Multi Agency Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Pan London Procedures.
  • Ensure you are familiar and comply with local protocols and systems for information sharing.
  • Know the appropriate contact numbers and required reporting lines.
  • Participate in required training and supervision.
  • Comply with required professional boundaries and codes of conduct

Whittington Health is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Would you like to lead, transform and develop the pharmacy and medicines related digital and informatics agenda within a digitally mature, innovative, supportive pharmacy department and Trust?

This is an really exciting time to join Whittington Health as we work with System C as a development partner to develop a new electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) and Closed Loop Medicines Administration Solution (CLMA) for an Integrated Care Organisation in keeping with the Trusts Digital Agenda as a Fast Follower site.

Whittington Pharmacy Department is looking for an ambitious, forward thinking and dynamic pharmacist to lead with the support of a team, on all aspects of medicines related digital services within the department and across the wider Trust

You will lead, direct and manage the development and delivery of a Pharmacy Informatics service to take account of national strategies, national programmes and the national Informatics service.

You will support the Chief Pharmacist in the development and implementation of the IT aspects of the Medicines Optimisation Strategy and in leading on the ongoing digitisation of Pharmacy processes: analysing business requirements, supporting development of business cases, leading procurement, planning implementation, and ensuring service and business benefits are realised.

You will ensure the development, maintenance and delivery of an agreed programme of training to medical, nursing, pharmacy and associated staff to use our existing EPMA system in a safe manner, optimising all aspects of the system.

You will support the department to deliver its clinical pharmacy service efficiently and effectively across the trust, supporting through digital means a risk based approach to clinical pharmacy service provision including services within the Community setting.

You will act as a Digital Pharmacy Ambassador for the trust, and as a senior role model at all times .

You will ensure that Quality Improvement is integral within digital pharmacy services and informatics development and actively promote a research culture within the department.

Interviews to be held

10th March 2020

If you would like to join a super, progressive team, please do get in touch.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Stuart Richardson Chief Pharmacist,

Dr Sam Barclay, Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) at

Dale Carrington, Chief Clinical Nursing Officer (CNIO) at

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  4. Employment at Whittington Health is offered subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period for all staff with the exception of GMC Registered Doctors.

Other important information

  • Applications are welcome from people wishing to job share or work flexible patterns. We are committed to equal opportunities.
  • In submitting an application form, you authorise Whittington Health NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Please note that during the recruitment process your Identity Documentation will be scanned using a device which recognises UV, Infrared and Machine Readable Zone security features of the documents provided


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We would welcome applications from individuals who are from underrepresented groups in the organisation.

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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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