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Operational Manager Procurement/Homecare

Band 8a

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Pharmacy - Clinical Support
Band 8a
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£51,383- £57,596 per annum inclusive
24/06/2019 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Operational Manager ( Pharmacy Procurement and Homecare) 8A

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-motivated Pharmacist or Technician to become our Operational lead for our medicines procurement and homecare services.

The Pharmacy Operational Manager (Pharmacy Procurement and Homecare) is responsible for the management and leadership of the procurement and homecare teams ensuring effective procurement of medicines (current spend approximately £150 million). They are also responsible for the delivery and effective medicines homecare service in line with the requirements of the Hackett Report in conjunction with our Homecare and Procurement Clinical Pharmacist.

Key results areas of the post are :

  • Lead the strategic development of pharmacy medicines procurement and homecare services to the trust and external customers (where relevant) to meet local, regional and nationally agreed requirements and priorities.
  • To develop and coordinate procurement strategy to ensure efficient and cost effective procurement of medicines which are of acceptable quality, available when needed and represent the best possible value for money.
  • Delivery of an effective, efficient and high quality medicines procurement and homecare service in line with all professional and regulatory standards, for UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and other relevant customers.
  • Build and maintain proactive strategic relationships with all stakeholders including suppliers, other appropriate NHS providers, commissioner colleagues and other NHS bodies such as NHS Improvement.
  • Train and develop the team to deliver an expert, high quality, effective stakeholder-focused service to all areas of responsibility.
  • Ensuring the trust is exposed to minimum clinical risk by purchasing from reputable suppliers and that unlicensed products are identified for the Quality Assurance team
  • Managing the Pharmacy Purchasing Office and Homecare Pharmacy services which generates orders and approves invoices worth around 150 million pounds per year
  • Minimising the out of stocks and thereby support the KPI of 98% service level. Failure to achieve a high standard of performance may lead to delays in patient treatment with subsequent morbidity or even mortality

Managing the daily continuity of supply of drugs and or suggesting suitable alternatives if no stocks are available. Responding urgently to concerns over the stocking of critical medicines to prevent patient morbidity and or mortality

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact

Andrea Ridley – Head of Pharmacy Operations on 0203 447 3023 or 07771996026