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Lead Pharmacy Technician - Formulary posted by Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Full Time

Job Description

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust employs nearly 5,000 staff and provides a comprehensive range of acute and community based services from four sites in and around Chelmsford, Maldon and Braintree.

The Trust enjoys a strong clinical reputation and provides a wide range of services including A&E, emergency medicine and surgery, elective surgery in most specialties, and maternity and paediatric services. It also hosts regional plastics, head and neck and upper gastrointestinal (upper GI) surgical services and a supra-regional burns service to a population of 9.8 million.

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging opportunity to develop your skills in working across the interface of primary and secondary care

We are looking for a hardworking, self-motivated and conscientious person to undertake the role of lead technician for formulary.

You will work as part of the medicines information team alongside colleagues based within all the organisations across the MSB footprint. Your main responsibilities will be the on-going support to the work programme of the Mid Essex Area Prescribing Committee and MEHT Medicines optimisation and safety group to assist in the development of a Joint Formulary to ensure equitable access of medicines across the Mid & South Essex health community. This will include being responsible for reviewing, updating and maintaining the formulary to ensure it is in line with current evidence and cost effective prescribing.

You will work with primary and secondary care clinicians in a variety of ways which may include developing prescribing guidelines and researching information including critical appraisals of medicines submitted for inclusion onto the joint formulary.

You will also have the opportunity to support the clinical teams in the development, review and implementation of effective patient pathways across the interface to optimise patient care and collaborative working.

MEHT contracts are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period.

All Registered Nurse/Midwife/Theatre Practitioner or ODP you will be required to take a Drug Calculation Test. (please note 100% pass mark required)

All HCA/HCSW/MCA will be required to take a Literacy and Numeracy test (80% pass required) as part of the pre employment process.

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to existing NHS at Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and as all communication will be done online, please give e-mail addresses for referees.

We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Applicants who consider they have a disability will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is also a MINDFUL EMPLOYER®. Please be advised that if the post you are applying for requires any level of Professional Qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to bring evidence of this qualification or registration with you to interview. Failure to do so may result in your application being withdrawn.

Reference Number

UK-WCP 1301

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