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Lead Pharmacist-Digital and Mental Health

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced pharmacist to become our Lead Pharmacist for Digital and Mental Health across Bradford District Care NHS FT.

We are fully live with electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) across all our wards following a successful implementation in 2022.

The post holder will support and further develop the ePMA system at BDCFT There are a number of ongoing digital projects affecting medicines as well as advanced informatics developments that you will be involved with.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation, optimisation and ongoing management of all clinical digital systems involving medicines.

If you are interested in the role and believe you hold the qualities we require, then apply today!

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will support and further develop the Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) system at BDCFT.
  • They will also play a key role in the implementation and ongoing management of all current and future clinical digital systems involving medicines.
  • The post holder will act as a role model and expert practitioner for staff, particularly in areas of service improvement, change management and project management, with a focus on developing and deploying digital medicines management solutions and managing complex clinical and service transformation.
  • The job will include working with Digital Services, wider pharmacy team and clinical staff across the organisation to ensure that clinical digital solutions are developed and maintained to reflect the current and future needs of the organisation.
  • Provide specialist clinical pharmacy services and advice to a specified clinical specialty(s), demonstrating a high level of clinical effectiveness.
  • Take part in the provision of general clinical, dispensary and pharmacy on call services.
  • A requirement to travel between BDCFT sites on a regular basis.
  • Maintain registration, as a pharmacist, with the General Pharmaceutical Council, and to act in accordance with the code of ethics.
  • Undertake any other duties required, within the nature and grade of post, as designated by the Pharmacy Leadership Group.

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 further details about this role.

Closing: 22nd March 2023

Shortlist: 23rd March 2023

Interview: TBC

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy
  • PG Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent experience
  • Registration with GPhC
  • Leadership or management qualification
  • IT or project management qualification
  • NMP Qualification
  • PG Diploma/Certificate in Psychiatric Therapeutics
Training and Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding change management challenges and how change can impact on staff and performance
  • Knowledge of the benefits of computer programs in NHS healthcare delivery
  • Knowledge of the principles of project management
  • Knowledge of ePMA systems
Experience Essential
  • Significant experience of working in hospital pharmacy in a clinical role
  • Experience of delivering on the job training/coaching using computer systems.
  • Experience of team building and practice development
  • Previous experience of working in mental health services.
  • Experience of working to deliver discrete pieces of work to deadlines

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