Medicines Safety Pharmacist

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£48,526 – £54,619 a year
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Are you a pharmacist who is looking for a new challenge and is passionate about patient safety? This could be the job for you. We are offering a short-term fixed role or secondment in our medicine’s safety pharmacy team. The ideal candidate will be a pharmacist with a broad range of clinical experience and a strong interest in medicines safety. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and keen to promote the safe use of medicines within the pharmacy department as well as Trust wide. Good communication skills and an ability to liaise with different groups of staff and patients will be essential. If needed, appropriate training will be provided for the successful candidate. OUHNHSFT is part of the acclaimed Shelford Group and is one of the largest teaching trusts in the UK. Our pharmacy department contains around 400 multidisciplinary healthcare staff. The medicines safety team is a small and friendly team who aim to promote the safe use of medicines across the trust to improve safety for all our patients and help equip staff with the knowledge and expertise they need to use medicines safely. Main responsibilities 1. To promote the safe use of medicines in accordance with legislation, guidance and evidence based best practice. 2. To work with corporate and divisional colleagues to ensure medication risks are identified, assessed and risk reduction measures put in place and monitored. 3. To promote a multidisciplinary approach to medicines safety and that all healthcare professionals are trained and competent in safe medicines use 4. To act as a mentor and role model and be a source of expert medication safety practice and to raise the profile and promote sharing and learning with colleagues and patients locally. 5. To lead on medicines safety aspects for the Pharmacy Directorate 6. To provide guidance on medicines safety aspects of EPR/ePMA 7. To promote learning and sharing of experiences in risk reduction and improvement methodologies in relation to medicines safety. 8. To be a human factors ambassador within the department and wider community (e.g. pre-registration pharmacists) 9. To participate in audit, research and quality improvement to support medicines safety 10. To use innovation to support effective patient outcomes, experience, improve cost effectiveness and in particular to support safety improvement. 11. To deputise for the Lead Pharmacist – Medicines Safety including Medicine Safety Officer role as appropriate.