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Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration System manager (Clinical)


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Registered Pharmacist or Nurse
Fixed term 1 year
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Frimley Park Hospital
£42,110-£50,196 pa inclusive of HCAS
28/02/2018 23:59

Frimley Health is a Trust where great care and great careers go hand in hand. We’re three hospitals working closely with each other and with the communities we serve in Surrey, Berkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire  - our organisation has brought Heatherwood and Wexham hospitals into the fold of Frimley Park Hospital and its wider community services.

You’ll find the highest standards of clinical excellence across our locations and a friendly, supportive, open culture that brings everyone together. For our team it means a great day-to-day working experience – in a Trust with strong leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future. The investment and changes ahead make this an exciting place to be. You can play your part in delivering exceptional patient care, while continuing to grow, develop and progress through first class learning and training.

Frimley Park Hospital is deploying the EMIS Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration system and we are seeking an experienced nurse or pharmacist to join us as the EPMA System Manager for one year to cover maternity leave.

You will be working closely with our established Safer Medicines Project Team who is responsible for the initial build, development, training and deployment of the system, and as the project progresses assuming responsibility for the on-going development and maintenance of EMIS EPMA.

A good clinical background is essential as developing decision support is a key component of the job. You must have good communication skills and negotiating skills in order to translate clinicians and nursing staff’s aspirations into reality.

Good leadership skills, strategic thinking, and the ability to manage change are essential in order to deliver further enhancements to the system.

You must be self-motivated; capable of working independently, and as part of a team, both during the project phase, and as the system matures and transitions into business as usual.

Strong analytical and reasoning skills are critical in order to both develop and test prescribing templates, and to further develop decision support. You need to be responsive and able to reprioritise rapidly in a fast moving environment; switching between tasks such as troubleshooting problems identified by users, or responding to sudden changes in practice brought about by safety alerts issued by the MHRA.

EPMA is a key enabler in the Trust’s IM&T strategy offering significant benefits for patient care. You will be working with other stakeholders on service development and new ways of working. Engagement in both audit and developing reporting is therefore essential for the role.

Based on the Frimley site, you will be expected to work alongside medical and nursing staff on evenings and shifts and be on call during the piloting and roll - out stages.

With 3 sites on the Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire borders, we are one of the largest acute Trusts in the South East. We are proud to be consistently rated as having one of the top performing hospitals in the country for clinical effectiveness, patient experience and staff satisfaction

If you share our Trust Values: Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future this could be the job for you.


Interview: 15th February 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Philip Kirkpatrick Operational Pharmacy Manager on 01276 604732, 01252 649740 or email Philip.kirkpatrick@fhft.nhs.uk, or Emma Pownall EPMA system manager on 01252 649653 or 01276 604604 ext 3653 Emma.Pownall@fhft.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01276 526281