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Band 7 Clinical Procurement Specialist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will be part of the Procurement team and take a pivotal role in delivering significant cost improvements in a creative, strategic and innovative way relating to commercial income and expenditure contracts in order to assist the Trust in meeting its financial targets and objectives.

The successful candidate will work with the procurement team, nurses and other clinical staff to identify products where quality can be maintained or enhanced and costs can potentially be reduced -- in line with productivity and efficiency.

You will take responsibility for the delivery of specified clinical procurement projects requiring specialist qualified nursing / midwifery or other qualified clinical practitioner knowledge and skills and to do so in prescribed timelines.

The role will be working across a number of Trusts including University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham Womens and Childrens Hospital, The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham Community Healthcare and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust. Hours available are 37.5 hours and 15 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work closely with clinical and non-clinical colleagues who use or order clinical supplies and equipment, to critically review current purchasing policy, practice and procedures and to identify opportunities to improve value for money.

Work with identified clinical experts within specialities to secure commitment to agreed purchasing plans and or product formularies.

Influence clinical procurement procedures across the Trusts and ensuring that change is managed through a quality impact assessment process.

Lead on a portfolio of divisional clinical projects assigned by the Head of Clinical Products. Work with clinical staff and procurement staff to find, analyse and present highly complex data on clinical products -- e.g. choice, usage, trends - in order to generate options and ultimately achieve consensus on product compatibility / standardisation.

Promote best practice and governance across the Trust in procurement and specific clinical matters.

Initiate and manage specific clinical product evaluation projects, taking into account existing local and national guidelines (e.g. NICE) and best practice, involving the product users at every stage.

Promote awareness and understanding within the Trust of the function and usage of products within the materials management (stock control) teams, increase understanding of clinical concerns and issues and the positive impact of effective clinical procurement strategies on the quality of patient care.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Practitioner - Nurse RGN Physiotherapist, Radiographer, Operating Department Practitioner, Paramedic
  • * Evidence of Continuous Professional Development
  • * Maintenance of clinical registration, ensuring in-depth clinical knowledge/experience
  • * Post graduate qualification or equivalent significant in depth senior level experience (2 years)
  • * Experience of purchasing and clinical procurement practices


  • * Research training/experience
  • * Specialist clinical qualification(s)
  • * Teaching qualification or equivalent
  • * Management qualification
  • * Project and Change Management Qualification



  • * Extensive hands on in-depth knowledge of at least one acute hospital speciality
  • * Experience of providing strong leadership in complex environment with high level of ambiguity
  • * Experience of leading projects within multidisciplinary teams to deliver change in a clinical environment


  • * Public sector procurement work
  • * Clinical product standardisation project work
  • * Experience of involvement in Trust
  • Wide projects
  • * Experience of involvement in procurement processes and systems e.g. tenders

Additional Criteria


  • *Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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