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Medicines Management Governance Advanced Clinical Manager

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Warrington
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 Per Annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

As part of an organisational change, we have recruited a number of experienced clinicians to roles within our newly formed medicines management governance team with drive and aptitude to become part of a dynamic and developing Medicines Management Team. We are committed to developing and training our staff and you will work in a supportive environment with training opportunities, to build on your foundation skills and develop your expertise. This post is open to all registered healthcare professional staff who meet the essential criteria.

You will join our dynamic, Trust wide medicines management governance team in providing medicines optimisation, quality improvement and support safe use of medicines across the Trust.

You will have the opportunity to develop your practice in a wide range of clinical areas in a large organisation but as part of smaller supportive medicines management team.

You will be supported in any ongoing studies relevant to the role.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Main duties of the job

The Trust has invested in expanding the medicines safety and governance team to improve the reporting and learning from medication incidents across the Trust, support the regional and national network of medicines safety professionals, ensure compliance with MHRA requirements and statutory standards.

You will be and experienced registered health care professional, joining the medicines management governance team consisting of experienced clinicians. You will be expected to work as part of the multidisciplinary team to deliver support for the management of medicines governance issues in both mental health and community care services within the Trust.

You will be expected to co-ordinate complex work plans, complete audits, develop training, write reports and lead meetings that are relevant to your role.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together.

We call this continuous improvement in quality and cost, 'striving for perfect care'. Our aim is to play a full part in the health and social care economies we serve, by promoting and driving greater integration between mental and physical health and social care.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To participate in the delivery of highly specialist clinical pharmaceutical and medical supplyservices, ensuring that services meet the standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Counciland relevant legislation.2. To deputise for the Medicines Optimisation and Governance Lead at relevant trust-widemultidisciplinary meetings, forums, and Committees.3. To be a member of, and represent the medicines management team at, the trust-widemultidisciplinary meetings, forums, and Committees relevant to role.4. To ensure the safe, appropriate, and effective use of medicines across the primary careservices.5. To develop and support the implementation of medicine optimisation and quality strategy across teams.6. To support primary care service in the implementation of any service changes in relation tomedicine optimisation and quality strategy.7. To liaise with operational and clinical staff in primary care services on all aspects of medicinesmanagement governance and quality.8. To interpret national guidance, and lead the development of Medicine management strategies,policy and guidance comply with national/local targets or directives.9. To develop, monitor implement audits in line with the medicines management audit programme performance indicators and quality schedules for primary care Services and support teams in thedelivery of action plans following audits.10. To monitor and report on medicines management performance indicators and qualityschedulesfor primary care health services.11. To actively initiate and take part in practice research relevant to area of work.12. To ensure appropriate review of prescribing of services, in line with the relevant formularies andclinical guidelines and the medicine optimisation and quality strategy.13. To lead on, and provide expert support advice regarding, medications errors and incidentsinvolving patients, safe and effective storage of medicines within primary care services, and support review and learning where required as follow up. 14. Please see JD for more information.


  • Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Master of Pharmacy degree, or equivalent qualification
    • Postgraduate diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, or equivalent experience
    • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council or relevant professional body in line with profession


    Desirable

    • Postgraduate qualification in governance
    • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
    • Leadership or management qualification/training


    Knowledge/Experience

    Essential

    • Experience of working within pharmaceutical services
    • Experience of working within an NHS organisation
    • Experience of working in hospital pharmacy
    • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working
    • Experience of undertaking audit within pharmaceutical services
    • Experience of providing supervision
    • Evidence of Nice implementation
    • Evidence of development of policy and procedures
    • Experience of working across departmental and organisational boundaries to deliver specific targets and improve services for patients
    • Experience of providing education regarding medicines
    • Understanding of how medicines optimisation contributes to high quality patient care
    • Clear understanding of relevant legislation and guidance
    • Awareness of local area prescribing committee processes
    • Demonstrable evidence of commitment to self-development and CPD


    Desirable

    • Experience of provision of medicines information services
    • Experience of line management of staff
    • Knowledge of recent and upcoming initiatives within pharmaceutical services


    Values

    Essential

    • Continuous Improvement
    • Accountability
    • Respectfulness
    • Enthusiasm
    • Support
    • High professional standards
    • Responsive to service users
    • Engaging leadership style
    • Strong customer service belief
    • Transparency and honesty
    • Discreet
    • Change oriented


    Skills

    Essential

    • Excellent organisational skills
    • Excellent communication skills: - written - verbal - listening
    • Good IT skills
    • Ability to work both independently and as a team player
    • Ability to work flexibly
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to prioritise workload and manage time effectively to meet specified deadlines
    • Self-motivated and able to use initiative
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Report-writing skills
    • Ability to analyse data
    • Negotiating and influencing skills
    • Ability to adapt to changing environments, needs and demands
    • Recognition of own limitations and ability to ask for support when necessary
    • Professional manner
    • Ability to travel between different sites


    Desirable

    • Project management skills


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Hollins Park

    Hollins Park House, Hollins Lane, Winwick

    Warrington

    WA2 8WA

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    350-TWS6283786

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