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Lead for digital medicine systems

Job Reference: 358-1970759-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
digital systems, medicines, technology and informatics
University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester
£44,606 - £50,819

Lead for digital medicine systems

Grade: Band 8a Salary: £44,606 - £50,819

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week

Ref No.: 1970759

We are looking for a highly motivated pharmacist, pharmacy technician or nurse. Although the successful candidate will lead on digital medicine systems, your personal attributes and skills are more important that possession high level IT skills. Familiarity of using IT applications clinically and involvement in development of functionalityt, upgrade and maintenance of applications is a however an advantage.

The University Hospitals of Leicester is a large and forward looking University teaching hospital. The hospital has 2000 beds and most major specialties based over three sites. It also has a £40 million? new build Emergency Department, which is one of the busiest in the country.

The hospital recently signed a 10 year contract to work collaboratively with Nervecentre to implement their “next generation” mobile electronic patient record. Nervecentre is one of the UK’s most exciting and innovative software providers in healthcare and we will be collaborating on the development as well as being first implementation site. Making this an ideal post for an experienced healthcare professional with a passion for working with digital systems to join us and help us realise the UHL’s ambition in its journey to becoming an electronic hospital exemplar.

Demonstration you have following experience and skills will be important :-

  • Significant people and service management experience at a senior level.
  • Excellent and proven leadership skills.
  • Understanding of key and broad medicines safety issues and how digital systems can be used to mitigate these from experience of medicines use through work in the field of pharmacy or nursing.
  • Attention to detail with an ability to take a strategic view where necessary.
  • Ideally be able to demonstrate familiarity with using IT applications in the clinical setting allowing you to work with our IT department or suppliers to develop applications and enhance the functionality for system users.
  • Analysing and presenting complex data to improve efficiency, quality and patient safety
  • Appreciation of current key standards for digital medicines systems.
  • Proven ability to develop excellent relationships with internal and external key stakeholders.

You will lead the team with responsibility for development and maintenance of digital medicines systems and will also be key person in future deployment and implementation projects, including management of projects and change.

You will therefore need to have excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills. You should be a good team player with a flexible and pragmatic approach to problems to allow effective working within a multidisciplinary team to develop digital medicines systems.

If you enjoy quality improvement projects and are a person who thrives on innovation and “thinking out of the box” and enjoys managing change, this will be a very rewarding post for you.

Flexibility in working patterns will be required during go live periods and major software upgrades.

If you feel you fit the bill, and this post excites you or to have an informal chat or further information please contact Graeme Hall, Assoc. Chief Pharmacist and Chief Pharmacy Information Officer on graeme.hall@uhl-tr.nhs.uhk. Or 07960 875187

For further details / informal visits contact:

Graeme Hall, Associate Chief Pharmacist, Chief Pharmacy Information officer

mobile 07960 875187

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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

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