Overview

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in the country. We provide a comprehensive range of hospital based medical, surgical, paediatric, obstetric and gynaecological services to over 800,000 people across the county of Lincolnshire. We operate 4 hospital sites and deliver services in a range of other settings; we employ around 7,800 staff, and have a turnover in excess of 400m per annum.

Are you an experienced pharmacy technician or pharmacist who is looking for a new and exciting challenge? Yes? Well then this could be the job for you!

We are looking for a highly enthusiastic, committed and self-motivated Specialist Pharmacy Practitioners who want to use their passion and competence in technology to make a difference to patient care.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is at an exciting point in its digital journey and will be implementing electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration in 2021. This role will be key in ensuring high quality end-user experience through ensuring a thorough understanding of the experience of clinicians and patients, active engagement at all stages, training and timely issue resolution.

The ePMA team, managed by the Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner, will consist of 3 Specialist Pharmacy Practitioner roles and 2 Specialist Digital Nurses. All of the roles will initially be fixed term for 3 years. At the end of the 3 years, one Specialist Pharmacy Practitioner and one Specialist Digital Nurse will be transferred on to a permanent contract.

Working as part of a multidisciplinary team with leadership provided by the Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner, the post holder will have experience in clinical settings either ward or specialist areas and be keen to play a crucial in the digital transformation from paper based to electronic drug charts.

This is a brand new post within a brand new team, created to ensure the provision of specialist pharmacy input into the implementation and functioning of ePMA at the Trust. As Specialist Pharmacy Practitioner you will be a core member of the ePMA team, contributing to operational and strategic development of ePMA.

You will use your specialist experience and knowledge to contribute to new ways of working with electronic systems and processes, ensuring maximum levels of safety and quality. You will report clinical risks and issues that could be generated by the transition from paper-based to electronic prescribing whilst working closely with the Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner, the ePMA project implementation team, and within project governance structures.

The post will suit a pharmacy practitioner with a track record of delivering change and improvements, informal or formal, in practice and who will be an excellent communicator, capable of working with all levels of clinical and non-clinical staff. Resilience, persistence and the ability to enthuse clinical colleagues will be key skills.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity you will need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with proven team working abilities. You will need to be resourceful and able to make complex recommendations and decisions, whilst consistently prioritising patient safety and good practice. Previous experience using ePMA is a significant advantage, though we welcome applications from registered pharmacy technicians or pharmacists with a demonstrable passion for digital solutions to prescribing issues.

You will need post-qualification experience relevant to the post: acute hospital pharmacy and/or experience in an inpatient environment is essential. The ability to travel to other Trust sites would also be an advantage.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Sarah Radford-Rice

Job title: ePMA Advanced Pharmacy Practitioner

Email address: [email protected]

Telephone number: 01522 707153 / Mob: 07884 116891