Lead Technician

A new and exciting opportunity is available for an enthusiastic, proactive pharmacy technician to join our growing Medication safety Team to promote medication safety and antimicrobial stewardship trustwide. This is a great time to join Pharmacy at RUH, with our focus on staff development meaning we have clear career pathways and opportunities for progression, whatever your interests. Reporting primarily to the Medication Safety Officer (MSO) this role involves active management of reported safety learning events, working with all levels of the multidisciplinary team, pharmacy staff and medicines management leads to ensure that the investigation of safety learning events is carried out promptly. Additionally, as support for antimicrobial stewardship you will have the opportunity to support best practice the same capacity as medicines safety. Your development is also very important to us. You will be supported to train in one or more of the following areas to grow your ability to influence quality care: 1. Quality Improvement and Leading for Change 2. Quality, Service Improvement & Redesign (QSIR) 3. Project Management 4. Human Factors The post holder should have a keen interest in medication safety or AMS and will be an excellent communicator, with strong attention to detail and presentation/ IT skills, ensuring learning from safety events by providing individual feedback and group education sessions. The role will involve obtaining and reviewing information for investigations, analysing and identifying common themes to guide continual improvements in medication processes, and is an excellent opportunity to use and develop IT skills, and to lead quality improvement using innovative ways of increasing staff engagement, including social media. The post holder will:
  • Primarily support the investigation of medication incidents and spreading good practice throughout the Trust.
  • Support the Pharmacy Governance Team and Trust wide medicines safety agenda
o This includes working with the systems and processes for monitoring and improving services, including service user involvement, risk management, audit and clinical effectiveness programs
  • Provide support to implement the principles and practice of clinical governance across all areas of Pharmacy and the wider multidisciplinary teams
  • Provide support to the Lead Pharmacist – Antimicrobial Stewardship toward delivering the Trust-wide AMS objectives
  • Participate in data collection and presentation of Trust-wide antimicrobial stewardship audits as part of the national CQUIN.
  • Support training and effective communication on medicines management and antimicrobial stewardship to a wide range of stakeholders
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