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EPMA Nurse

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

The post holder's role is to support the Digital Medicines Lead and the Digital Nursing Lead(s) with the delivery of the Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) system.

The core function of this role will be to support activities such as solution design, testing, piloting, auditing, training and implementation, staff and patient engagement.

The post holder will be an ambassador for EPMA and ensure clear communication and engagement between the Digital program and wards utilising medicines management knowledge and experience of existing ward processes to deliver effective solutions.

Main duties of the job

  • Support the configuration of the EPMA system in such a way as to facilitate front-line staff with the safe and effective recording of accurate and timely information.
  • Work with groups of staff at all levels within a given area and contribute to define, analyse and re-design existing medicines management processes with a view to ensuring that the EPMA related processes are safe, efficient, effective and measurable and contribute to delivering an improved quality of service. This can take place through workshops, meetings and one-to-one sessions.
  • Support and co-ordinate pilots, testing and auditing activities, ensuring methodical data capture to facilitate analysis with stakeholders.
  • Supervise other members of the wards team by creating 'championship' roles in areas and providing support, training and development opportunities to these roles. There will be a requirement to update this group through various means of communication and develop appropriate training and update packages.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: \The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff; a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see that attached job description and person specification for more information about the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • RGN - Diploma and working towards or willing to work towards degree level
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Evidence of pre and post registration supervision of students
  • Logical and analytical approach required when designing a new solution


  • Teaching/ Mentorship/Training qualification
  • Computer based qualification
  • Business Process mapping and workflow diagram techniques and applications



  • Extensive and up to date knowledge of nursing role(s) and medicines management including NMC standards and requirements
  • Understanding the importance of data confidentiality


  • NHS Policies and Strategies, including Data Protection & IG Toolkit requirements
  • Knowledge and practical experience of change management and business re-design
  • Experience of delivering Training

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