ePrescribing clinical lead pharmacist

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Fixed term 2 years
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£40,428 - £48,514 pa
07/06/2018 23:59

Do you want to help shape the next phase of the digital medicine agenda in acute healthcare? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the pharmacy clinical informatics team in shaping ePrescribing development as part of UHS Global Digital Exemplar program.

The ePrescribing (EP) team provide an award winning 24/7 service to over 3,000 users, in 50 wards over 3 sites. The post holder will be part of this multi-disciplinary team taking EP to the next stage of its journey.

The post holder will lead the ePrescribing Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) projects at UHS to help deliver a fully digital medicine optimisation strategy for Pharmacy.  Lead the up-grade of JAC and the implementation of a single drug file across JAC and Metavision. Play an important role in the development and delivery of the Digital Medicine GDE programme work stream and be part of UHS digital strategy which will place the individual at the forefront of healthcare informatics.

This post would be ideal for an individual working at an advanced level of clinical competencies and wanting to expand their knowledge of clinical informatics to enable them to become a member of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics. They will need experience of ePrescribing systems and proven IT skills.

We will support you and develop your clinical informatics expertise providing a highly transferable and future proofed skill. As a department we have a strong commitment to continuing professional development and training. The post-holder will have the opportunity to undertake further study in either clinical, Informatics or managerial qualifications.

We are flexible to the needs of our staff and consider options around working at home as needed.  We have an on-site nursery and can help to organise accommodation if necessary (although the trust does not have any accommodation). Key worker and shared ownership schemes are also available.  We offer up to 33 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) and a range of other benefits including occupational health and counselling services.

University Hospital Southampton (UHS) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospitals on the south coast; a dynamic and forward thinking organisation, with clear vision.  We provide hospital services to 1.3 million people living in Southampton and South Hampshire, plus specialist Cardiac, Neurosciences and Paediatric services to more than 3 million people in central southern England and the Channel Islands. The Trust is also a major centre for teaching and research which is reflected within the pharmacy strategy, objectives and practice.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate competence to communicate both in written and spoken English.

If you are interested in applying for this role, we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.


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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Mrs Anna Bunch anna.bunch@uhs.nhs.uk, 02381208637

Mr James Allen james.allen@uhs.nhs.uk, 02381208422

Mr David Young david.young@uhs.nhs.uk, 02381208263

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