Regional Pharmacy Clinical Lead

Interested in the role of innovation in improving medication safety? Want to be a part of a national programme preventing AF-related strokes?

Eastern AHSN are recruiting for a regional pharmacy clinical lead for two of our programmes – Medicines optimisation (MO) and Atrial Fibrillation (AF). The clinical lead, supported by programme managers and project coordinators, will provide regional support to these adoption and spread programmes, developing the clinical vision for implementation, evaluation and shared learning.

Applications welcomed until 21 September.

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Salary: Seconded position commensurate with clinical salary scale

Hours: Part-time (15 hours p/w), fixed term position

Closing date: 21 September

Job Description and Specification

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Human Factors Adviser vacancy

We are seeking a qualified and experienced Human Factors Adviser who will be a lead specialist advising the Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) and other associated collaborative healthcare partners on Ergonomics and Human Factors. The successful candidate will assist collaborating healthcare partners to deliver safer care through the understanding of how teamwork, tasks, equipment, workspace, culture and organisation affect human behaviour and abilities – and the application of that knowledge in clinical and non-clinical settings.

The Human Factors Adviser will play a key role in working across both the Eastern and East Midlands PSCs, supporting awareness building, capability and effective use of ergonomics and human factors to improve patient safety in both regions. This will include advising healthcare partners on workplace planning, system and job design, and equipment procurement and used to contribute to patient safety and wellbeing at work.

Eastern and East Midlands Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) are two of the 15 NHS-funded AHSNs established in 2013 to spread innovation at pace and scale across the healthcare system. Our mission is to support the adoption of proven innovations to benefit the health and wealth of people and businesses across the region. Your primary base will be at Eastern AHSN, in Cambridge with travel across both the Eastern and East Midlands region.

The national Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC) programme is the largest and most comprehensive programme of its type in the history of the NHS, supporting and encouraging a culture of safety, continuous learning and improvement across the health and care system. The PSC is funded and co-ordinated centrally by NHS Improvement, but organised and delivered locally by the 15 AHSNs. The PSCs have made a collective commitment to focus on activity of three national areas of work: Culture, Deterioration and Maternal and Neonatal. Eastern and East Midlands PSCs have agreed to collaborate to support this work with the recruitment of a Human Factors Adviser to help deliver our key focus in 2018/19 across the three national workstreams.

This is currently a 12-month fixed term appointment.

Salary: £42,414 – £49,969 (equivalent to A4C Band 8a)

Closing date: 14 September 2018

Planned interview date: 9 October 2018

Job description and job specification

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