Nuffield Health

Medicines Management Lead

England, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
Up to £43000 per annum + + gym & healthcare
12 Mar 2018
26 Mar 2018
Nuffield Health
Job Type
Part Time
Medicines Management Lead (Permanent, Part-Time 15 hours per week)

We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and committed Pharmacist to job share with our current Medicines Management Lead. As the Medicines Management Lead for the hospital you will be an active member of the wider multi-disciplinary team and have a key role in delivering high quality clinical care and advice to our customers across a range of departments including the Pre-assessment clinic, Outpatient Department, Ward and Theatres.

You will have excellent communication and organisational skills; have the ability to work under pressure and influence others whilst always maintaining a professional attitude. As a small Pharmacy team it is important that you will also be confident to work independently, as well as a member of our larger health professional community, always striving to improve the quality of our services for our patients.

Key Accountabilities:

* Provide leadership and advice on medicines management to ensure that processes across all clinical departments throughout the hospital are safe, cost effective and legal and are supported by up to date policies, procedures and guidelines. This will include chairing the Medicines Management Forum on a quarterly basis.
* As the Antimicrobial Stewardship Lead, optimise the management of antimicrobials to minimise the occurrence of hospital acquired infections by ensuring pharmacy adherence to up to date policies, guidelines and systems of work. Undertake regular audit of this in conjunction with the IP nurse/nurse team.
* Undertake a daily ward round reconciling medication for new inpatients; counselling patients; managing PODs and checking for relevant allergies, adverse drug reactions and contra-indications to treatment, ensuring all medicines prescribed are clinically appropriate in line with national and/or local policies and guidelines etc.
* Assist in facilitating timely and informed discharge of patients returning to primary care by dispensing, accuracy checking and clinically checking TTOs, counselling patients prior to discharge and in facilitating timely and informed discharge of patients returning to primary care.
* Lead on the implementation of medication safety alerts and drug recalls for the hospital working closely with the Matron and Quality Lead.
* Implement and monitor DoH guidance on all aspects of controlled drugs use in the hospital and ensure the CD audit is completed quarterly.
* Ensure errors, complaints and incidents are managed in line with the Nuffield Health guidelines, specifically reporting these using the Datix system and reviewing/investigating relevant Datix reports relating to medicines.
* Support the development of other healthcare professionals and deliver medicines-focussed training upon request.

Nuffield Health Hospital Cheltenham
Since opening, Nuffield Hospital Cheltenham has offered innovative facilities and technology, as well as comfort and convenience as a major provider of independent healthcare. We are a 32 en-suite bed hospital and our service provision ranges from outpatients and minor treatments through to major surgical specialties such as orthopaedics, ENT, spinal, gynaecology and general surgery. Located within easy reach of the M5, we are near the station and the park and ride bus service.

Why Nuffield Health?
Nuffield Heath is Britain's largest and most pioneering healthcare charity, integrating fitness and well-being, prevention and cure. We've brought together our hospitals, clinics, fitness & wellbeing centres as well as our diagnostic units into one holistic healthcare service provided from over 200 locations. A not-for-profit organisation, we reinvest every penny we make into helping the people of Britain to lead healthier, happier lives. In today's healthcare market, we're in an enviably strong position.
This is an exciting time for us and it could be for you too. Our vision is to transform healthcare in the UK and deliver health as it should be. Our approach is unique ­- we're bringing together assessment, treatment and prevention services to provide truly integrated care. As the UK's leading healthcare social enterprise, every penny we make is reinvested in our resources. It means that together, we can all do the right thing for our patients, clients and employees.

Key employee benefits:

* Continuing professional and career development
* Generous holiday and leave arrangements
* Flexible pension options
* Life assurance and healthcare schemes Health assessments (after a qualifying period) Free membership of our fantastic Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centres, with heavily subsidised memberships for family.
* Cycle to work scheme
* Childcare vouchers
* Employee assistance programme for professional advice and counselling - legal, financial, etc.
* Employee discounts on a wide range of products or services

Nuffield Health is committed to equal opportunities in the recruitment, training, and development of our employees. We have a duty to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for disclosure on successful candidates.