Antimicrobial Stewardship and Medicines Management Technician

Employer
Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Winchester
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
50/ 50 split between Antimicrobial team and Medicines Management team

Medicines Management

To work alongside Clinical Pharmacists supporting the Medicines Management service to the wards, to ensure patients receive the highest standards of care in the management of their medication. Duties will include medicines reconciliation, assessment of patients own drugs (POD's), checking of medication for discharge and the counselling of patients.

To be involved in developing and delivering enhanced medicines management services and training.

Antimicrobial Management

The post holder will work closely with the lead pharmacists for antimicrobials and the lead microbiology consultant for antimicrobial stewardship to develop, innovate and strengthen the antimicrobial stewardship strategy and culture within the trust. This post will have scope to develop elements to the post holder's areas of interest that contribute to the overall stewardship strategy.

Main duties of the job

Working in collaboration with the lead pharmacist for antimicrobials and the lead consultant for antimicrobial stewardship with data to inform antimicrobial stewardship strategies and activities across the trust..

o Working in collaboration with the lead pharmacist for antimicrobials and the lead consultant forantimicrobial stewardship with data to inform antimicrobial stewardship strategies and activities acrossthe trust.o Contribute to a culture of continuous learning around healthcare acquired infection (HCAI) andantimicrobial related incidents around the trust through route cause analysis and stewardshipinterventions in periods of increased HCAI incidence.o To take a key role in the use, development and maintenance of IT infrastructure supportingantimicrobial stewardship strategy. (ICNet, MicroGuide) To lead on patient centric stewardship activitysuch as specialist antimicrobial counselling on discharge.o To liaise with the outpatient antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) team and the patients cared for by thisservice and support the medicines management within this new service.

About us

Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.

Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.

We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over �500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Happy to Talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • GPHC registration


Desirable

  • Medicines Management qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Current patient facing role


Desirable

  • Previous ward based experience


Skills

Essential

  • Maintains evidence of CPD entries


Desirable

  • Knowledge of health and safety practices


Employer details

Employer name

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Hampshire County hospital

Romsey Road

Winchester

SO22 5DG

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