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Medicines Safety Practitioner

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
To support the Medication Safety Officer (MSO) in investigating medicines incidents, reviewing investigations, disseminating alerts, preparing reports, and sharing lessons learnt.To support all aspects of the medicine's safety agenda across Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.To ensure consistent review and updating of medication errors.To act as an advisory on medicines safety.To support the MSO in disseminating lessons learnt from incident investigations, to identify medicines safety issues from national guidance and embed into clinical practice.To assist in preparation for the Medicines Management and Safety Group.To analyse data, providing interpretation and reports as appropriate to a wide variety of staff groups.To provide training on medicines safety to a wide variety of staff groups

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities:oTo liaise with services to ensure medication errors are reported and investigated appropriately.oTo disseminate medication alerts and coordinate response.o To train staff in incident reporting and investigation.oTo ensure that medicines management practices within MDT and services comply with legal, national, and local guidelines.oTo ensure that drug therapy is evidence-based, safe, cost-effective, and appropriate to the individual patient.oTo support the Trust with the implementation of the patient safety incident response framework for responding to patient safety incidents for the purpose of learning and improving patient safety.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for more details about this role.

Right to Work in the UK

Prior to your appointment you will be asked to provide confirmation of your right to work and reside in the UK. During your continued employment with the Trust, you have a personal responsibility to notify your manager as soon as possible should there be any changes to your right to work status.

Regrettably, if the role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Trusts eligibility criteria, the Trust are unable to extend your employment beyond the expiration of your current visa. The Trust is not responsible or liable for ensuring that your employment continues after this period.

As a condition of continuous employment, it essential you maintain the legal right to work in the United Kingdom throughout the duration of your employment with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT). Any change in your right-to-work status, including but not limited to visa expiration, revocation, or denial of renewal, may impact your eligibility for employment with the Trust. It is your responsibility to promptly inform your Line Manager of any changes in your right-to-work status immediately and to provide necessary documentation for verification purposes. Failure to obtain or renew your visa in a timely manner is a breach of employment conditions and will result in termination of your employment. We appreciate your attention to this matter and your commitment to fulfilling this requirement promptly

Person Specification



  • Holds professional clinical registration as Nurse / Pharmacist / Pharmacy Technician
  • Leadership, management, and quality improvement experience and/ or qualification.


  • Post graduate clinical qualification



  • Evidence of regular Continuing Professional Development.
  • Awareness of performance measures (specifically with reference to Clinical Governance and Healthcare Standards)
  • Specialist Training



  • Hospital Experience
  • Mental Health Experience
  • Supervision of staff
  • Delivery of training
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience in educating patients and carers
  • Medicines management
  • Relevant professional, managerial and leadership experience of pharmacy technicians and support staff.
  • Excellent time management skills required to manage own time most effectively by planning and prioritising workload appropriately.
  • Use judgement to respond to service/ staffing changes to maintain services and ensure a safe working environment within the team, also regarding when to escalate any concerns.


  • Experience of Incident Management
  • Reporting systems
  • Experience of medication safety
  • Delivery of training to other staff



  • Have a knowledge of clinical governance, clinical audit, and risk management.
  • Have up to date knowledge of mental health and community services.
  • Have knowledge of primary and secondary care services.
  • Understanding of health services and medicines/ pharmacy related issues in primary and secondary care.
  • To have knowledge/ experience of quality improvement and service development


  • Understanding of local and national priorities through thorough knowledge of the NHS, government and local structure, policy, process and guidelines relevant to medicines management, pharmacy and mental health.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


Lynfield Mount Hospital



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