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University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021. WSHFT and BSUH have been working in partnership with a shared leadership team for four years leading up to the recent merger. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost. WSHFT became the first non-specialist acute hospital trust to be awarded Outstanding in all of the CQC's key inspection areas and BSUH became the fastest improving acute hospital trust in England and was rated Good overall and Outstanding for caring by the CQC. Moving forward together, the ambition is to continue improving and providing excellent care, every time, for patients.

The merger was a technical but important process for both WSHFT and BSUH which will ensure that the right leadership, structures, and governance are in place. Our journey has started but we have much still to learn as we work towards full merger, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.

About this vacancy12 month maternity cover with dual role covering both EPMA and clinical ward management.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a clinically-focused pharmacy technician to work within a multi-disciplinary team in deploying Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) across both trust sites - Royal Sussex County Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to undertake the role and support the Pharmacy in continuing this development. The successful candidate will need a genuine interest in IT systems, be conscientious, reliable, well organised and able to prioritise their own workload effectively while displaying excellent attention to detail and consistently producing high quality work. A strong clinical background and experience of other IT prescribing systems would be an advantage. The post facilitates self-development and encourages increased autonomy and responsibility.

The successful candidate will be a registered pharmacy technician able to evidence experience of pharmacy stock control systems and advanced working knowledge of multiple IT applications.

Training will be provided in all aspects of the post and personal development will be encouraged.

At University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (UHSussex) pharmacy we believe that for pharmacy services, average is not good enough. We are looking to appoint talented pharmacists who are self-directed, productive team-players able to manage the workload and pressure of this key NHS role. Under direction of the lead EPMA Pharmacist you will be involved with the input to the configuration, planning and implementation of a new EPMA across UHSussex, contributing to successful project delivery.

You will contribute to all aspects of clinical governance, including clinical risk and audit. As a teaching hospital, education and training is an integral component of all roles encompassing practice supervision of undergraduates, pre-registration pharmacists and technicians. We encourage inter-professional learning and have been recognised for educational initiatives such as joint teaching activities with Foundation Doctors. Our most recent review by Health Education England of our Pharmacy department education infrastructure concluded that 'our trainees felt both well supported by the senior staff members and that they were very approachable'.

The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton is undergoing an extensive £485 million redevelopment and a £30 million Emergency Department expansion. Click here for a virtual reality fly-through of our 3Ts redevelopment and here for the most recent drone flyover of the new building.

If you are looking to drive your own career in an environment that supports your development in a captivating part of the UK then UHSussex could be the perfect fit for you. Call and have a chat or even better come and see us if convenient.General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria.For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Skilled Worker.

Please apply as early as you're able for this role. In the event of exceptional interest we may close adverts earlier than specified.

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For help with the application process, please contact the HR Employment Services by Email: [email protected]
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£24,907.00 - £37,890.00
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