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Clinical Procurement Nurse

Employer
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Shrewsbury
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Procurement Team at Shropshire Healthcare Procurement Service as a Clinical Procurement Nurse.

You will report to the Head of Strategic Procurement and form part of a team who delivers a professional procurement service in achieving significant efficiencies for the three Shropshire NHS Trusts.

The post holder will be expected to provide professional procurement advice, and to lead the procurement process to deliver best value and service to the member Trusts.

Main duties of the job

  • To work with the procurement team, nurses, clinical staff and other stakeholders to identify products where quality can be maintained or enhanced, and costs can be reduced.
  • To work with the procurement team and multiple clinical stakeholders to consider innovative / alternative procurement linked care pathways / value-based procurement opportunities.
  • To help the Trust specific Product Evaluation Groups and the newly created System Product Evaluation Group with clinical procurement guidance on the introduction / swapping of products to create a better patent experience / create efficiencies and cost savings.
  • To take overall management for the delivery of specified clinical procurement projects requiring specialist qualified nursing / midwifery or other qualified practitioner knowledge and skills and to do so in prescribed timelines


About us

As an organisation we strive to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (To provide excellent care for the communities we serve) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most - our patients and their families.

Shropshire Healthcare Procurement Service (SHPS) is a shared service delivering professional procurement services for The Shrewsbury & Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, The Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust.

Shropshire Healthcare Procurement Service are a high achieving team who play a pivotal role in cost improvement programme for the three Shropshire NHS Trusts. The working environment is good with a modern office and all of the necessary equipment in order to facilitate efficient working practices. There is a good working ethic and atmosphere within the team which is supportive of individual development. We have flexible working hours which promotes a good work life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • Post registration with current experience in acute clinical setting
  • High level clinical skills and knowledge
  • Involvement in Nursing audit and Research
  • Substantial experience of leading and managing a clinical team
  • Managerial ability
  • Evidence of coordinating and managing day to day operational issues on a regular basis
  • Experience in teaching and training of staff
  • Experience in undertaking a preceptor/mentor role


Desirable

  • An awareness and understanding of national and local issues that affect Nursing and the NHS as a whole.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of nursing policy and practice relevant to speciality
  • A knowledge of procurement function and practises
  • Leadership ability


Qualifications

Essential

  • RGN
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional development/ qualification relevant to area of speciality


Desirable

  • An awareness and understanding of national and local issues that affect Nursing and the NHS as a whole. Up to date knowledge and understanding of nursing policy and practice relevant to speciality
  • A knowledge of procurement function and practises


Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

Address

Shrewsbury business park

Anchorage Avenue

Shrewsbury

SY2 6LG

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223-CPN-229

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