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Highly Specialist Quality Assurance Officer

National Health Service

Royal London Hospital, London
4 days ago
Royal London Hospital, London
£52.643k - £58.558k Per Year
4 days ago
£52.643k - £58.558k Per Year

Job Reference: 259-2972115CSS

Employer:
Barts Health NHS Trust
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
Royal London Hospital, London
Salary:
£52,643 - £58,558 per annum inc

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.


Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems Manager – Band 8A

Barts Pharmaceuticals are established NHS acute Trust supplying specials to over 140 customers across the UK and Southern Ireland. Our Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit (PMU) based in The Royal London Hospital holds a Specials Manufacturing License and Investigational Medicinal Products (IMP) License.

We have the unique opportunity to offer a Quality Manager post to an enthusiastic and motivated individual who wishes to develop their technical knowledge through working in busy units.

This is a potential rotational post across three sites including St Bartholomew’s Hospital, The Royal London Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospital. The three sites combined provide cytotoxic, parenteral nutrition, sterile manufactured products, CIVAS, Specials and Over-labelling and re-packaging to a variety of wards and clinics within the hospitals and to over 200 customers throughout the UK and Ireland.

This post aims to oversee the management and direction of the QMS team and support of Releasing Officers, and directing the activities of QA, this role will require liaising with third parties regularly and discussing areas within The Quality Management System) QMS.

The QMS manager is accountable for driving results in a fast paced environment, continuously challenging performance in regards to pharmaceutical quality standards, quality systems and operating procedures. Responsibilities include the quality review and approval of documents, data, protocols, qualifications, change controls, deviations, and investigations, complaints, and CAPA activities. Managing quality meetings and KPI’s relating to quality performance. Assisting with internal, external audits and Regulatory inspections.

This post will ensure the Quality team is up to date with training and ensure Quality staff receive continuous training, preparing training modules and conducting relevant training sessions.

So if you are a highly skilled, motivated and a QA & regulatory focused individual, already experienced in a manufacturing role within hospital or industry and looking for the next career step then you should consider applying for this role.

Delivery of an excellent, responsive, safe and timely service is critical. On-going personal development opportunities are provided to facilitate this. We are therefore looking for people willing to show their commitment to delivering excellence and working with us to make pharmacy a great place to be, for all staff in our wider team

For more information on this post please contact:

Richard Skidmore on 020 3246 0270 or email richard.skidmore@nhs.net



We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Our people strategy for 2019-2022 sets out our priorities and an action plan to meet our ambition. In this strategy, we set out the deal we are offering to you in return for living and breathing our values so that they shape everything that you do every single day.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.
After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs.
By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.
Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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Critical Care Technical Assistant

National Health Service

London, London
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London, London
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Critical Care Technical Assistant

KFM

The closing date is 14 March 2021

Job overview

The post holder has responsibility for providing technical support for the Critical Care Units, developing skills in medical technology, maintenance of medical devices, accurate equipment inventory and participating in education programmes to ensure high level Clinical Governance. Medical devices include medical, scientific or laboratory equipment at differing levels of complexity. The post holder will be involved in training members of clinical staff on equipment decontamination, safety and storage. They will develop and maintain databases and accurate record keeping of the medical equipment and any other areas in the Unit.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will assist in the setting-up, maintenance and operation of all equipment including Point of Care Testing and physiological measurement. They will carry out routine testing, calibration and evaluation of the equipment including ventilators. The post holder will ensure that quality control procedures are carried out in accordance with KFM and local trust policies. The role will work 37.5 hours over a seven day period across all Trust sites.

About us

KFM is a provider of healthcare support services. The purpose of KFM is to partner with and support healthcare providers in providing world class patient care, with all profits and cost savings reinvested in the NHS. KFM provides a fully managed service across all clinical areas which includes providing all required clinical supplies and equipment along with maintenance, training and technical support, endoscopy decontamination, sterile services, renal dialysis support, outpatients pharmacy, radiology IT, transformation and project management. KFM also runs a procurement and contract management service for all departments. KFM is a Limited Liability Partnership owned by Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with no private sector partners. KFM is a public authority not a private company. KFM has an annual turnover of around £150 million and 250 staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist in the care and management of medical, scientific and laboratory equipment within CCU working with the provider(s) of medical equipment maintenance.

Maintain equipment to a high standard, ensuring that it is prepared and ready for clinical use in accordance with standard operating procedures. Ensure all medical devices and instrumentation are effectively decontaminated as per Trusts Health and Safety procedures and sent for service and repair to either Medical Equipment Managed Services (MEMS) or manufacturers in an appropriate time frame.

To provide daily maintenance and cleaning of all point of care testing (POCT) equipment e.g. blood gas analysers, osmometers, ACT analysers, glucometers etc. This includes both Internal Quality Control checks and External Quality Assessment as determined by the Trust POCT committee.

To assist in calibrating equipment as per company policy, and perform daily quality control and performance checks in accordance with procedures and records as required.

To identify problems encountered with equipment, and escalate appropriately where necessary. Documentary audit trail should be maintained and data input into databases as determined locally.

To assist in the preparation of monitoring of equipment for use on a daily basis. Check that all cables and leads such as ECG, pressure, SPO2, NIBP are available. To maintain adequate stock spare parts for monitoring e.g. NIBP hoses, transducers, SPO2 probes, temperature cables etc. as per departmental agreed levels.

To ensure the Critical Care areas have adequate numbers of infusion devices i.e. syringe pumps, volumetric and feed pumps. Regularly check these devices are serviced on time and labelled accordingly. Ensure all service repairs and faulty instrumentation is returned in a timely manner and to agreed timelines. Ensure all documentation is completed and saved in a timely manner as per departmental and trust procedures

Please refer to the job description for further details of this role

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BTEC/HNC or equivalent and understanding of use of
  • medical equipment.
  • Experience of working in a large multidisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively both
  • verbally and in writing to all staff (managers, medical
  • staff, nursing staff etc.)
  • Good IT skills with proficiency in the use of office and IT
  • technology and software
  • Ability to work independently and without supervision, or
  • as part of a team and show a positive and flexible
  • approach to all tasks; taking responsibility for meeting
  • service standards and agreeing targets and workloads
  • Able to work in a changing environment and to actively
  • support/promote planned change
  • Ability to identify, solve and rectify problems quickly.
  • Ability to adapt to change in a busy environment
  • Ability to identify, solve and rectify problems quickly
  • Ability for manual dexterity
  • Ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, organised with excellent
  • attention to detail.
  • To be adaptable and flexible.
  • To have good interpersonal skills.
  • To have effective time management skills.

Desirable

  • Previous experience Clinical technologist role. Experience
  • of working in a critical care environment.
  • Registered Student Critical Care Technologist or
  • equivalent.
  • Able to demonstrate previous experience working with
  • Medical Devices and have knowledge of current
  • instrumentation and measurement techniques.
  • Interest in teaching and staff development.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

KFM

Address

Unit 1, KCH Business Park

129 Coldharbour Lane

London

SE5 9NY


Employer's website

https://www.kings-fm.co.uk/


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Practice Nurse

National Health Service

London, London
Today
London, London
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Practice Nurse

Stroud Green Medical Clinic

The closing date is 05 March 2021

Job overview

We would like an experienced practice nurse to join our small friendly GP practice on a part-time basis. Hours may increase depending on appointment demand.

The candidate will need to have the following key skills:

- Practice Nurse Experience

- Verbal and written communication skills

- Excellent teamwork skills

- Organisation skills

- Ability to take initiative

- Flexible and adaptable

- Resilience

- Empathetic and Patience

We have retained our staff and take pride in having a low staff turnover.

We are looking for a practice Nurse who would enjoy working for a small busy but friendly practice.

Main duties of the job

The chosen candidate will assist medical personnel in the care of practice patients to include treatment, preventative care, screening and patient education.

Job responsibilities:

Providing assessment, screening and treatment services and health education advice

  • Chronic Disease Management

  • Immunisations including travel, seasonal vaccinations, baby vaccinations.

  • Diet/Smoking/Lifestyle advice

  • Performing ECGs, Spirometry etc.

  • Assisting the doctors in minor ops, chaperoning

  • Cervical smears

  • General nursing duties e.g. dressings, ear syringing etc
  • Provision of contraception and Sexual Health advice

  • Provide general and specific health screenings to the practice patients (within agreed protocols) with referral to general practitioners as necessary.

  • Advise patients on general health care and minor ailments with referral to GPs as necessary

About us

We are a small, friendly GP practice, we are proud to say we have a low staff turnover.

Our practice currently has 1 Main GP Principal, 3 regular GPs and a Health Care Assistant.

Due to our Nurse retiring we are having to look for a new member to join our team.

The doctors and staff atour practice in London are proud to offer a Great standard of patient-centred healthcare.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Practice Nurse Job Description

JOB TITLE:

Practice Nurse

HOURS:

16-20 hours per week

SALARY:

Negotiable

Job summary:

To assist medical personnel in the care of practice patients to include treatment, preventative care, screening and patient education.

Job responsibilities:

Providing assessment, screening and treatment services and health education advice

  • Chronic Disease Management

  • Immunisations including travel, seasonal vaccinations, baby vaccinations.

  • Diet/Smoking/Lifestyle advice

  • Performing ECGs, Spirometry etc.

  • Assisting the doctors in minor ops, chaperoning

  • Cervical smears

  • General nursing duties e.g. dressings, ear syringing etc
  • Provision of contraception and Sexual Health advice

  • Provide general and specific health screenings to the practice patients (within agreed protocols) with referral to general practitioners as necessary.

  • Advise patients on general health care and minor ailments with referral to GPs as necessary.

Supplies and equipment treatment room and other areas

  • In participation with the Practice Manager, ensure the maintenance of equipment and stock levels relating to patient care.

Pathological specimens and investigatory procedures

  • Following appropriate training, undertake the collection, storage and despatch of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs, smears etc and ensure the cleanliness of any equipment so used. Perform any investigatory procedures requested by the GPs.

Administrative and professional responsibilities

  • Participate in the administrative and professional responsibilities of the practice team.

  • Ensure accurate notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded in the patients notes on the clinical computer system as appropriate.

  • Ensure accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient health care and registration with the practice.

  • Ensure collection and maintenance of statistical information required for regular and ad hoc reports.

  • Attend and participate in practice meetings as required.

  • Assist in the formulation of practice philosophy, strategy and policy and develop appropriate protocols.

Liaison

  • Maintain effective liaison with other agencies and staff concerned with patient care and with all other disciplines within the practice, with appropriate regard to confidentiality.

Professional development

  • Maintain continued education by attendance at courses and study days as deemed useful or necessary for professional development.

Confidentiality:

  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this job description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data

Health & safety:

The post-holder will implement and lead on a full range of promotion and management their own and others health and safety and infection control as defined in the practice Health & Safety policy, the practice Health & Safety manual, and the practice Infection Control policy and published procedures. This will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines
  • Awareness of national standards of infection control and cleanliness and regulatory / contractual / professional requirements, and good practice guidelines
  • Responsible for the correct and safe management of the specimens process including collection, labelling, handling, use of correct and clean containers, storage and transport arrangements
  • Management and maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the practice including provision, ordering, availability and ongoing correct usage by staff
  • Responsible for hand hygiene across the practice
  • Ownership of infection control and clinically based patient care protocols, and implementation of those protocols across the practice
  • Active observation of current working practices across the practice in relation to infection control, cleanliness and related activities, ensuring that procedures are followed and weaknesses / training needs are identified, escalating issues as appropriate
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks across clinical and patient process
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills, and initiate and manage the training of others across the full range of infection control and patient processes
  • Monitoring practice facilities and equipment in relation to infection control, ensuring that provision of hand cleansing facilities, wipes etc are sufficient to ensure a good clinical working environment. Lack of facilities to be escalated as appropriate.
  • Safe management of sharps procedures including training, use, storage and disposal
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy, clean and sterile, and safe way, free from hazards. Initiation of remedial / corrective action where needed or escalation to responsible management
  • Actively identifying, reporting, and correction of health and safety hazards and infection hazards immediately when recognised
  • Keeping own work areas and general / patient areas generally clean, sterile, identifying issues and hazards / risks in relation to other work areas within the business, and assuming responsibility in the maintenance of general standards of cleanliness across the business in consultation (where appropriate) with other sector managers
  • Undertaking periodic infection control training (minimum twice annually)
  • Routine management of own team / team areas, and maintenance of work space standards
  • Waste management including collection, handling, segregation, container management, storage and collection
  • Spillage control procedures, management and training
  • Decontamination control procedures, management and training, and equipment maintenance
  • Maintenance of sterile environments

Equality and diversity:

The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

  • Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

Personal/Professional development:

The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

  • Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
  • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work

Quality:

The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will:

  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

Communication:

The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
  • Recognize peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

Contribution to the Implementation of Services:

The post-holder will:

  • Apply practice policies, standards and guidance
  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
  • Participate in audit where appropriate

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Registered Nurse

Experience

Essential

  • Previous GP Practice Nurse experience
  • Experience of dealing with vulnerable patients

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Stroud Green Medical Clinic

Address

181 Stroud Green Road

London

N4 3PZ


Employer's website

https://www.stroudgreenmedicalclinic.co.uk/

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Inventory & Purchasing Support Team Leader

National Health Service

London, London
2 days ago
London, London
2 days ago

Inventory & Purchasing Support Team Leader

KFM

The closing date is 23 February 2021

Job overview

Our Inventory & Purchasing Support Team Leaders play a vital role in ensuring that the supply chain function across all KCH sites operates smoothly and efficiently.

To succeed in these roles you will need to be able to work with a wide range of stakeholders from within KFM and also from our client organisation KCH, finding solutions to arising issues and ensuring they are resolved to everyone's satisfaction.

Main duties of the job

Supervising a team of Purchasing Support Coordinators, and Inventory Coordinators, you will ensure that within your designated areas all managed stock items are available in the right place at the right time, and that non-stock items are ordered and delivered in line with our processes and SLA timescales.

Experience of working in a supply chain & logisitics environment is a key requirement of this role, and although knowledge of clinical consumables and equipment would be beneficial this is not required.

As this role will work within clinical areas within a hospital setting, a Standard DBS check will be required.

About us

KFM is a provider of healthcare support services. The purpose of KFM is to partner with and support healthcare providers in providing world class patient care, with all profits and cost savings reinvested in the NHS.KFM provides a fully managed service across all clinical areas which includes providing all required clinical supplies and equipment along with maintenance, training and technical support, endoscopy decontamination, sterile services, renal dialysis support, outpatients pharmacy, radiology IT, transformation and project management. KFM also runs a procurement and contract management service for all departments.

KFM is a Limited Liability Partnership owned by Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with no private sector partners. KFM is a public authority not a private company. KFM has an annual turnover of around £150 million and 250 staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Role Summary

Lead and manage a team of Inventory/Purchasing Support Co-ordinators to ensure an effective and efficient P2P (Purchase to Pay) support and Materials Management service is provided to end users.

Ensure all requisitions, purchase orders and catalogues are processed correctly and usage trends are quickly spotted. Influence end users and help to standardise and rationalise products and services. Assist senior staff to implement change to deliver for clients and continuously improve the service and enhance expertise.

Ensure that a high quality materials management service is being delivered to customers; to deliver the core materials management service for specific customers and to lead on continuous improvement activities that will improve the level of service provided to customers

Team Responsibilities

  • Manage the team of Purchasing Support Co-ordinators and Inventory coordinators by organising work schedules, absence cover and appraisals.

  • Ensure that best practice is implemented and shared across all clinical areas Lead team development and encourage team building to enhance efficiencies.

  • Train new staff and ensure sufficient cross cover for other Inventory coordinators and purchasing support co-ordinators.

  • Coordinate Stocktakes schedules and Inventory reviews

  • Work closely with the Catalogue Team to increase Catalogue compliance and reduce stock variety-improve Standardisation

  • Develop and enhance key supplier relationships

Main Key Duties

  • Ensure that the team processes all orders correctly and ensure usage trends are analysed.

  • Use monthly KPI information to spot frequently ordered items which should be added to catalogue and to Inventory replenishment

  • Ensure all orders are Raised (using the internal P2P system), processed correctly, receipted electronically, and usage trends are analysed. Checked for accuracy/certified and comply with SFIs before dispatch.

  • Make regular visits to each ward area to ensure that processes are being followed or to address customer queries and to make amendments to information as necessary

  • To co-ordinate and assist the Inventory Coordinators in the revamping of storerooms, ensuring a standardized and productive approach is adopted where possible

  • Deal with customer queries making sure agreed SLAs are maintained

  • Ensure a courteous and quality service is delivered for all clients.

  • Work with sensitivity and an understanding of the issues facing front line staff.

  • Listen to clients and engage in productive discussions about options.

  • Provide day to day products knowledge across Kings IFM

  • Influence user choice to standardise products/reduce costs.

  • Advise clients on the best source of supply on all goods and services.

  • Promptly answer queries/resolve complaints.

  • Carry out Materials Management audits on wards and departments to ensure areas are provided with a quality service and Inventory Co-ordinators are meeting the required targets and standards.

  • Assist in the implementation of any new stock management systems that may be adopted as per the instruction from the Deputy Supply Chain Manager

  • To undertake any other duties as may be required by the Deputy Supply Chain Manager and Supply Chain Manager

Day to day operations

  • Work flexibly to achieve fast and efficient delivery for clients.

  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure that work is neither over looked nor duplicated.

Key Deliverables

  • All activity is compliant with SFIs

  • Aim to Zero errors in order processing and numbers of product variations

  • Increase in Purchase Oder activity

  • Positive stakeholder and supplier feedback

Key Relationships

  • Internal Relationships

  • Supply Chain Team

  • Procurement Department

  • Systems, Finance

  • Clinical Teams

  • Sales and Sales Order Processing Staff from Supplier organisations

Customer Service

High standards of customer service are expected at all organisational levels and it is the responsibility of all employees to provide Kings FM customers with exceptional service and work together to deliver continuous improvements in a cost efficient manner.

General

  • The post holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety and well-being and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.

  • To observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of King's FM and our partner Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations.

  • To observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.

  • To be responsible, with management support, for their own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.

  • The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to infection control and

  • These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent refresher training. These standards must be strictly complied with at all times..

  • Kings FM has an Equal Opportunities Policy which aims to ensure that all applicants for posts receive equal treatment irrespective of their gender, disability, or ethnic origin.

  • The hospital has a No Smoking Policy, which means that smoking is not allowed inside the hospital or anywhere within the hospital grounds. Smoking is only permitted within specially designated smokers cabins. This applies to all patients, visitors and staff.

  • Data must be processed fairly and lawfully, processed for limited purposes. Must be accurate and up to date and held for no longer than necessary. Data must only be disclosed to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.

  • This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is expected that some of the duties will change over time and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the post holder.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good general standard of education including Mathematics and English
  • Language to GCSE level
  • NVQ 3 in Supply Chain Management or
  • Level 2 of CIPS (or equivalent
  • procurement experience)

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of communicating with suppliers and customers in a large organisation
  • Experience of obtaining competitive quotations
  • Experience of a customer service
  • environment
  • Experience of using a procure to pay system e.g. Oracle
  • Knowledge of procurement department procedures for catalogue management gained through on the job training
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Office in particular Outlook, Word, Excel
  • Experience of resolving queries and influencing people

Desirable

  • Experience of working
  • within the public sector

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Good range of interpersonal and communication skills including oral and written
  • Able to engage with people at all levels
  • Able to communicate effectively with suppliers and relevant stakeholders
  • Able to deal with basic negotiations
  • Able to analyse basic data
  • Ability to see through tasks to their successful conclusion within timescales
  • Ability to prioritise and manage priorities
  • Well organised with an attention to detail

Personal Qualities & Attributes

Essential

  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-starter
  • Work autonomously
  • Professional mannerism
  • Proactive attitude
  • Willing to go the extra mile
  • Good with people
  • Team player

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

KFM

Address

Unit 1, KCH Business Park

129 Coldharbour Lane

London

SE5 9NY


Employer's website

https://www.kings-fm.co.uk/


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Theatre Porter

National Health Service

London, London
6 days ago
London, London
6 days ago

Theatre Porter

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

The closing date is 01 March 2021

Job overview

Main Theatres Theatre Porter Band 2

We are looking for a well-motivated and enthusiastic Theatre Porter to join our established team.

You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team undertaking movement of patients, surgical equipment and supplies, cleaning and general duties in accordance with the department requirements. In addition, you will also be working in an In House Sterile Services (IHSS) role out of hours ( weekends and bank holidays). The IHSS role is a new skill attached to the Theatre Porter K&S Framework so all existing and new Theatre Porters will receive training for this aspect of the role.

Experience in the theatre setting is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided. You must be professional, willing and capable of undertaking mandatory training courses.

This is a demanding and busy environment so you will need to physically fit, hardworking, reliable and willing to work weekends.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

The Theatre Porter is a member of the theatre team appointed to support Theatre staff in the delivery of direct patient care. The post holder will undertake a range of activities under the supervision of a registered nurse or ODP, having been assessed and deemed competent in the activities required. The post holder may be required to work anywhere within Main Theatres and Day Treatment Centre.

It is expected that the post holder will be able to carry out all of the duties listed in the main duty section below. The duties will vary from speciality to speciality and they may carry out other similar duties in support of the theatre environment that are not listed. The IHSS role is a new skill attached to the Theatre Porter K&S Framework so all existing and new Theatre Porters will receive training for this aspect of the role. No duties are to be undertaken by the post holder unless they have received the appropriate training.

About us

Whittington Health expects its employees to communicate with colleagues, patients and visitors in a polite and courteous manner at all times. You are expected to contribute to improving our patients experiences by delivering the Whittington Promise:

  • We will be clean
  • We will be welcoming and caring
  • We will be well organised
  • We will offer the best possible treatment
  • We will give you information and listen to what you tell us

Job description

Job responsibilities

  1. Support the registered nurse/ODP in implementation of an agreed plan of care with the patient and in accordance with instructions and training received in Main and Day Theatres, Interventional areas, Endoscopy, Day Treatment Centre and Recovery
  2. Provide and maintain a high standard of total patient care at all times, ensuring the dignity and self-esteem of the patient is preserved
  3. To effectively communicate with the nursing team and members of the multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will embrace the philosophy of the multi-disciplinary team and take steps to ensure such working relationships are fostered at every opportunity.
  4. Assisting the Nurse/ODP to summon help and collect equipment in an emergency situation and be able to carry out basic life support.
  5. Assisting with the pre/peri/post anaesthetic/operative care of patients undergoing interventional, endoscopic and surgical procedures.
  6. Assist the Registered Nurse/Theatre Team in the moving, handling and positioning of patients to meet clinical need, adhering to the Trust Moving and Handling policy at all times
  7. Ensure that all equipment is maintained in safe working order, demonstrate a thorough understanding of how to use the equipment safely and effectively and reporting any maintenance required to the appropriate department for repair.
  8. To carry out all care with the consent and co-operation of the patient and their relatives/carers and to be aware of the needs of patients/ relatives and other visitors.
  9. Co-operating with appropriate departmental staff to ensure prompt collection and dispatch of specimens and ensuring the correct labelling of specimens.
  10. Co-operating with appropriate departmental and ward staff in sending for patients to the operating department and endoscopy rooms and returning patients to the recovery/ward area.
  11. To follow infection control procedures and take steps to prevent cross infection.
  12. The post holder will undertake the hospitals in-house training for Theatre Porters and will maintain an agreed level of competence.
  13. Assist or participate in departmental and trust initiatives or audits related to quality improvement/ patient safety.
  14. Interact with patients, visitors to the department, other members of the nursing team and managers in positive, supportive and co-operative ways.
  15. Assist with the maintenance of stock levels in the department, to include unloading pharmaceutical deliveries, checking expiry dates and rotating stock levels to reduce wastage.
  16. Assist with the maintenance of stock levels of medical gases, to include the return of empty cylinders, stock rotation and checking of expiry dates.
  17. To participate in our In house Sterile Services (IHSS) out of hours, on weekends and bank holidays and in the absence of an IHSS technician:

This role will include:

  • Scan sterile instruments into the trust upon delivery
  • Deliver sterile instruments to departments
  • Collect contaminated instruments from departments and scan, load to the sterile services trolleys
  • Report quality issues upon delivery
  • Ensure date rotation of instrument sets is carried out on a monthly basis
  • Adhere to the process for dealing with damaged or dirty reusable items
  • Notify appropriate personnel of any faults or non-compliance in any of the processing systems
  • Prioritise own workflow in accordance with Theatre and IHSS schedules.
  • Supervise learners or new staff within a specific area of responsibility
  • Able to work in an area with moderate physical activity including moving patients, pushing beds and moving heavy equipment, surgical trays and loaded instrument trolleys
  • Assist in the maintenance of ward/departmental cleanliness/tidiness.

Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • oKey skills level 1 in literacy and numeracy

Desirable

  • oNVQ2 or equivalent experience

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • oCommunicates clearly in writing, verbally, electronically and on the telephone
  • oAble to prioritise and plan their work
  • oMoving and handling of patients
  • oHand hygiene

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • oTeam working
  • oCaring for adults
  • oUnderstands the importance of patient confidentiality
  • oUnderstands the importance of privacy and dignity

Desirable

  • oDemonstrable experience in a healthcare setting
  • oDemonstrable experience of working in a theatres setting
  • oCaring for children
  • oUnderstanding of health and safety issues

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • oDemonstrates a caring disposition
  • oFlexibility
  • oPunctual
  • oFit, strong and able to participate in the manual handling of patients, heavy equipment, trays and loaded instrument trolleys.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

Address

Whittington Health - Theatres

Magdala Avenua

London

N19 5NF


Employer's website

https://www.whittington.nhs.uk/


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Bank Rotational Pharmacy Technician Band 4

National Health Service

University College Hospital London, London
3 days ago
University College Hospital London, London
3 days ago

Job Reference: 309-A-21-32654

Employer:
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
University College Hospital London
Salary:
Bank

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.


Job Purpose

To assist senior technicians with the provision of Pharmacy Services to patients and staff across all sites of UCLH to provide an economic. efficient and timely service following agreed departmental policies and procedures.

To participate and support audit, risk management and clinical governance initiatives to provide safe and effective medicines management to staff and patients at UCLH

Key Results Areas

Management and Supervision

1, To assist in the supervision of the day to day running of the relevant dispensary as required by the dispensary manager(s)

  1. To assist in the supervision of Assistant Technical Officer's (ATO's) and student technicians
  2. To deputise for the senior technician(s) when required

Dispensary, Distribution and Production

1 . To ensure that procedures relating to good dispensing practice are followed and to encourage and maintain high standards and orderly methods of working

2 To encourage and support compliance with the formulary and dispensary policies

  1. To maintain labelling standards
  2. To participate in the dispensing and checking of outpatient, inpatient, controlled drug and stock prescriptions and to support the delivery of the NPD scheme
  3. To dispense and check clinical trials as required using the CTMS programme
  4. To participate in the London Region checking accreditation scheme after an appropriate qualifying period
  5. To be part of and to provide information and statistical data to the dispensary management teams for analytical and audit purposes
  6. To support the supply of out of hours medicines to the emergency drug cupboards and the Accident and Emergency drug cupboard during relevant rotations
  7. To participate in the provision of counselling and advice to patients on their medication
  8. To maintain a supply of Public Health information leaflets for patient waiting areas 1 1 To be support senior technicians in the delivery of 'Medicines Return Policy'
  9. To monitor the temperature of fridges in the department ensuring all deviations are reported as necessary in line with Good Clinical Practice
  10. To participate in monitoring liquid oxygen manifold and assisting the senior technicians in maintaining or continuous supply of medical gases
  11. To ensure that "to follow" and post medicines are supplied on a daily basis
  12. To participate in sterile, non sterile, repacking and cytotoxic dispensing as appropriate
  13. To support Patient Services staff in maintaining a continuous supply of emergency drug boxes for all wards and departments at identified sites during relevant rotations following departmental guidelines.
  14. To ensure that procedures relating to Good Manufacturing Practice are followed and high standards are maintained
  15. To ensure the continuity of supply of liquid oxygen and medical gas cylinders by timely ordering and regular monitoring and to train other pharmacy staff as appropriate

Education and Training

I. To participate in the induction and training of ATO's, student technicians and preregistration Pharmacist's

2 To participate in the assessments of departmental student technicians

To undertake CPD and to attend courses in practice areas where needs are identified

  1. To follow competency based training manual and take part in Regional Self Development Programme
  2. To act as a mentor for student technicians as required
  3. To liaise with the Education and Training Department and participate in any training sessions requested for pharmacy staff and other healthcare professionals
  4. To participate in the assessment and performance review of the permanent, rotational and student technicians and ATO's

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances, in discussion with the post holder.



All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.

In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.

The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.
If you have lost your certificate number, you can have a reminder sent to your email address by accessing the Values Assessment Certificate Number Reminder tool in the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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Senior Renal Technologist

National Health Service

London, London
Today
London, London
Today

Senior Renal Technologist

KFM

The closing date is 23 February 2021

Job overview

The job entails providing technical support for all departments operated by the Renal Services of King's College Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (KCH), both in the hospital and home environment, under the direction of the Principal Renal Technologist.

Because of the multi-site nature of the renal department, technologist will be required to work from any of the dialysis units supported by KFM.

Main duties of the job

  • To assist in the management of medical, scientific and laboratory equipment including testing quality control, and calibration. This involves carrying out service, maintenance, repair and installation of all equipment operated by the Department, according to current approved schedules and procedures.
  • Undertake fault-finding by the application of suitable techniques; using methods learnt from training courses, manufacturers literature and from other colleagues.
  • Ascertain fault details from operators and where appropriate highlight deficiencies in operator training to your manager.
  • Maintain accurate records of all maintenance and location of equipment.
  • To provide daily maintenance and cleaning of all point of care testing (POCT) equipment
  • To calibrate equipment as per company policy, and perform daily quality control and performance checks.
  • To identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems encountered with equipment, and escalate appropriately where necessary

    About us

    KFM is a provider of healthcare support services. The purpose of KFM is to partner with and support healthcare providers in providing world class patient care, with all profits and cost savings reinvested in the NHS.

    KFM provides a fully managed service across all clinical areas which includes providing all required clinical supplies and equipment along with maintenance, training and technical support, endoscopy decontamination, sterile services, renal dialysis support, outpatients pharmacy, radiology IT, transformation and project management. KFM also runs a procurement and contract management service for all departments.

    You can expect 27 days of annual leave including 8 days of public holidays.

    KFM offers a competitive employers contribution pension scheme as well as a welcome bonus and the opportunity to qualify for the annual bonus scheme paying up to 10% of your salary.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Role Summary

    The job entails providing technical support for all departments operated by the Renal Services of King, both in the hospital and home environment, under the directions of the Principal Renal Technologist. Because of the multi-site nature of the renal department, technologist will be required to work from any of the dialysis units operated by Kings Facilities Management.

    Main Responsibilities

    1 Technical Responsibilities

    • To assist in the management of medical, scientific and laboratory equipment including testing quality control, and calibration. This involves carrying out service, maintenance, repair and installation of all equipment operated by the Department, according to current approved schedules and procedures.

    Undertake fault-finding by the application of suitable techniques; using methods learnt from training courses, manufacturers literature and from other colleagues.

    • Ascertain fault details from operators and where appropriate highlight deficiencies in operator training to your manager.
    • Maintain accurate records of all maintenance and location of equipment.
    • To provide daily maintenance and cleaning of all point of care testing (POCT) equipment
    • To calibrate equipment as per company policy, and perform daily quality control and performance checks.
    • To identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems encountered with equipment, and escalate appropriately where necessary
    • To participate in the external Biochemistry quality control scheme.
    • To assist the Chief Technologist with the ordering and checking of all non-stock deliveries, ensuring there are adequate stock levels of all specialised consumables.

    2 Training Responsibilities

    • To take part in training and development projects as required.
    • Be approachable and supportive to all staff with regards to queries on equipment usage.
    • Support and train patients in the use of medical equipment as required in-centre and in the home environment.
    • To ensure that all Kings FM and client organisations policies, protocols and procedures are adhered to as appropriate
    • Partake in any academic or practical training that is detailed in ones Personal Development Plan.

    4 Personal Professional Development

    • To maintain your own personal and professional development in accordance with local/national requirement
    • To ensure compliance with KIFM mandatory training programme
    • To participate in own appraisal meeting ensuring objectives are fit for purpose and based on SMART principles
    • To be responsible for their own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.

    General

    The post holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety and well-being and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with this post.

    To observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of King's FM and our partner Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations.

    To observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.

    To be responsible, with management support, for their own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.

    The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role.

    These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent refresher training. These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.

    Kings FM has an Equal Opportunities Policy which aims to ensure that all applicants for posts receive equal treatment irrespective of their gender, disability, or ethnic origin.

    The hospital has a No Smoking Policy, which means that smoking is not allowed inside the hospital or anywhere within the hospital grounds. Smoking is only permitted within specially designated smokers cabins. This applies to all patients, visitors and staff.

    Data must be processed fairly and lawfully, processed for limited purposes. Must be accurate and up to date and held for no longer than necessary. Data must only be disclosed to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.

    This job description is intended as a guide to the general scope of duties and is not intended to be definitive or restrictive. It is expected that some of the duties will change over time and this description will be subject to review in consultation with the post holder

    Personal Development

    All staff is appraised by their line manager annually at the personal development review meeting where progress made over the last year is discussed and agreed. Focus on the following years department and personal objectives will be identified, discussed and agreed. Where necessary help and support will be provided and development opportunities agreed in line with service provision and knowledge, skills and competency framework.

    All staff are to complete KFM mandatory and statutory training, continuous professional development, attending external training when identified by line manager.

    Appendix for Renal Services

    Post holder must possess Valid full UK Manual Driving License

    • To participate in the emergency on call rota, usually for a one week period, this will vary according to staffing numbers.
    • Ensure workload is prioritised according to demand, clinical need and work list agreed with team leader.
    • Ensure safe operation of motor vehicles used within the Technical Department by checking relevant checks are periodically performed and adhering to internal policies and relevant govt. legislation.
    • Liaise with outside contractors as per directives to ensure a timely service is obtained.
    • Assist with the acceptance testing of medical equipment.
    • Enhance ones own professional development, through participation in extra-professional activities. For example join professional organisations, attend study days and conferences.
    • Keep abreast of technical and professional developments by enrolling on appropriate Continual Professional Development Programs and maintain appropriate record.
    • Use department vehicles when required in an appropriate manner.
    • Be available to participate in overtime work as required.

    Role Specification

    Area

    Essential

    Desirable

    Education and Qualifications

    Full member of Institute of Decontamination Sciences or in the process of acquiring Full Membership

    Supervisor qualification or equivalent experience

    Educated to QCF Level 4

    Quality system audit training

    Transportation of dangerous goods knowledge

    Teaching and assessing course

    Knowledge & Experience

    Previous supervisory experience in an operational area

    Experience in training and assessing sterile services or decontamination staff

    Prioritising workloads

    Lead, motivate, empower and influence others

    Ability to deal with difficult and complex situations

    Able to work on own initiative and meet deadlines

    Thorough understanding of :-

    Risk management, health & safety, fire safety and decontamination technology

    Procurement methods

    Evidence of completion of specific training courses related to sterile services / decontamination / endoscopy

    Current knowledge of legislation, Standards guidance and practices related to decontamination of medical devices

    Willingness to undertake further training and development as appropriate

    Knowledge of legislation/statutory requirements relating to estates & facilities

    Proven knowledge of operation of endoscopy and tracking systems and preparing regular reports

    High level of IT skills

    Knowledge of ISO13485 quality management system

    Skills/Abilities

    Experience of communicating highly complex technical information to non-technical staff.

    Excellent communicator at all levels, verbal and written, with good interpersonal skills

    Ability to assist in the development and implementation of policies & procedures

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Full member of Institute of Decontamination Sciences or in the process of acquiring Full Membership
    • Supervisor qualification or equivalent experience
    • Educated to QCF Level 4

    Desirable

    • Quality system audit training
    • Transportation of dangerous goods knowledge
    • Teaching and assessing course
    • High level of IT skills
    • Knowledge of ISO13485 quality management system
    • Knowledge of legislation/statutory requirements relating to estates & facilities

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Employer details

    Employer name

    KFM

    Address

    Unit 1, KCH Business Park

    129 Coldharbour Lane

    London

    SE5 9NY


    Employer's website

    https://www.kings-fm.co.uk/


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    Part -time Practice Nurse

    National Health Service

    London, London
    6 days ago
    London, London
    6 days ago

    Part -time Practice Nurse

    St. Bartholomew’s Surgery

    The closing date is 26 February 2021

    Job overview

    An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Practice Nurse. We are looking for an experienced, forward-thinking, caring Practice Nurse who is motivated with good clinical knowledge of General Practice.

    Working in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct, the post-holder will provide assessment, treatment, screening, health education services and advice to patients.

    The post-holder will work with reference to practice agreed protocols and guidelines, providing nursing treatments to patients both independently and in participation with nurse colleagues and general practitioners.

    The post-holder will have the required level of training and competence and will work within patient group directions where these are available.

    Main duties of the job

    We expect the successful candidate-;

    To ensure that all care given to the practice population is relevant, effective, and of a high standard.

    Key Responsibilities include:

    Chronic disease management including:

    • Diabetes

    • Cardiovascular disease

    • Asthma

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    • Chronic Heart Disease

    • Travel immunisations and advice

    • Routine immunisations for adults and children

    • Ear care

    • Wound care

    • Cervical cytology

    About us

    You will be joining the current clinical team of 4 GP Partners, 2 Nurses, and 2 Health Care Assistants, and a team of Administrative staff with a list of over 10,500.

    The post will initially be part-time with a scope to be full time in future.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Management of chronic disease

    • Identifying significant abnormalities
    • Diagnosis, monitoring, and development of individual management plans; agreeing on these as appropriate with the patient and other health professionals

    Therapeutic monitoring

    • Checking compliance with and adherence to appropriate treatments using a holistic patient-centered approach
    • Recognizing abnormalities
    • Identifying the impact of treatment and implementing or recommending changes as appropriate.

    Wound Care and management

    • Assessing routine wounds including trauma
    • Assessing [and prescribing] to support good wound management in complex situations (e.g. use of Doppler technique)

    Patient health checks

    • Identifying significant abnormalities
    • Obtaining appropriate information using a lifestyle questioning approach and identifying appropriate health promotion issues
    • Working with patients to develop a management plan where health problems or potential health problems are identified

    Risk assessment

    • Recognizing issues and gathering sufficient information to refer (e.g. drugs; domestic violence; child protection; vulnerable adults; senior patients; social problems)

    Health screening

    • Recognising issues and gathering sufficient information to refer (e.g. womens and mens health, sexual health, older people)
    • Undertaking monitoring tasks (e.g. smears) and providing advice as appropriate
    • Providing in-depth monitoring and advice as appropriate to the level of the post-holders specialty and working with the patient in deciding on management plans.

    Travel health

    • Administering injections and providing guidance in accordance with guidelines
    • Identifying problems
    • Provision of specialist and evidence-based support to the team.

    Immunization (adult and child)

    • Administering appropriate immunization autonomously
    • Working with patients with more complex immunization issues.

    First contact

    • Working independently or alongside the general practitioner and making decisions/ recommendations as appropriate.
    • Minor operations

      • Assisting the general practitioner and/or undertaking some simple procedures

      Ear care

      • Providing routine ear care
      • Dealing with more complex problems and prescribing if appropriate.
      • Mental health

        • Communicating with key workers
        • Administering appropriate prescribed therapies and monitoring for side effects.

        Confidentiality:

        • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
        • In the performance of the duties outlined in this job description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
        • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

        Health & safety:

        The post-holder will implement and lead on a full range of promotion and management of their own and others health and safety and infection control as defined in the practice health & safety policy, the practice health & safety manual, and the practice infection control policy and published procedures. This will include (but will not be limited to):

        • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines
        • Awareness of national standards of infection control and cleanliness; regulatory / contractual / professional requirements; and good practice guidelines
        • Responsible for the correct and safe management of the specimens process, including collection, labelling, handling, use of correct and clean containers, storage and transport arrangements
        • Management and maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the practice, including provision, ordering, availability and ongoing correct usage by staff
        • Responsible for hand hygiene across the practice
        • Ownership of infection control and clinically based patient care protocols, and implementation of those protocols across the practice
        • Active observation of current working practices across the practice in relation to infection control, cleanliness and related activities, ensuring that procedures are followed and weaknesses / training needs are identified, escalating issues as appropriate
        • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks across clinical and patient process
        • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills, and initiate and manage the training of others across the full range of infection control and patient processes
        • Monitoring practice facilities and equipment in relation to infection control, ensuring that provision of hand-cleansing facilities, wipes etc. are sufficient to ensure a good clinical working environment. Lack of facilities to be escalated as appropriate.
        • Safe management of sharps procedures including training, use, storage and disposal
        • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy, clean and sterile way, safe and free from hazards. Initiation of remedial / corrective action where needed or escalation to responsible management
        • Actively identifying, reporting and correcting health and safety hazards and infection hazards immediately when recognised
        • Keeping own work areas and general / patient areas generally clean, sterile, identifying issues and hazards / risks in relation to other work areas within the business, and assuming responsibility in the maintenance of general standards of cleanliness across the business in consultation (where appropriate) with other sector managers
        • Undertaking periodic infection control training (minimum twice annually)
        • Routine management of own team / team areas, and maintenance of work space standards
        • Waste management including collection, handling, segregation, container management, storage and collection
        • Spillage control procedures, management and training
        • Decontamination control procedures, management and training, and equipment maintenance
        • Maintenance of sterile environments
        • Demonstrate due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

        Equality and diversity:

        The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

        • Acting in a way that recognises the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
        • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
        • Behaving in a manner that is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

        Personal/professional development:

        In addition to maintaining continued education through attendance at any courses and/or study days necessary to ensure that NMC professional development requirements for PREP are met, the post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

        • Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
        • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.

        Quality:

        The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will:

        • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
        • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
        • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance
        • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs
        • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources.

        Communication:

        The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

        • Communicate effectively with other team members
        • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
        • Recognise peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly.

        Contribution to the implementation of services:

        The post-holder will:

        • Apply practice policies, standards and guidance
        • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
        • Participate in audit where appropriate.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Minimum of 2 years experience of practice nursing in General Practice.
    • Experience working within a nursing team with clinical and non-clinical colleagues providing an optimum level of care delivery to patients.
    • Experience in taking and maintaining responsibility for the nursing components of care.

    Experience

    Essential

    • Minimum of 2 years experience of practice nursing in General Practice.
    • Experience working within a nursing team with clinical and non-clinical colleagues providing an optimum level of care delivery to patients.
    • Experience of taking and maintaining responsibility for the nursing components of care.

    Desirable

    • Emis web experience

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Employer details

    Employer name

    St. Bartholomew’s Surgery

    Address

    292a Barking Road

    East Ham

    London

    E6 3BA


    Employer's website

    https://stbartholomewssurgery.gpsurgery.net/

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    Assistant Practice Manager

    National Health Service

    Dagenham, London
    Today
    Dagenham, London
    Today

    Assistant Practice Manager

    Five Elms Medical Practice

    The closing date is 28 February 2021

    Job overview

    To assist the Practice Manager in providing leadership and management skills to enable the Practice to meet agreed aims and objectives within a profitable, efficient, safe and effective working environment

    An exciting opportunity has been created to work within a friendly, well established medical practice.

    This position would ideally suit someone who is already in this role or someone looking to move up from their current position within a primary care setting

    Main duties of the job

    You will be working along side the Practice Manager tosupport various duties within the Practice.

    You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a busy environment, prioritising work to meet targets and deadlines.

    You will have a flexible approach to work and be able to cover colleagues during leave or busy periods.

    About us

    Our partners are motivated, supportive and engaging with training and career development.

    We have excellent relationships with local practices and other community services and we a part of a wider group of healthcare professionals working in a Primary Care Network.

    We are a Practice of:

    • 4 Gp's
    • 2 Practice Nurses
    • 1 Healthcare Assistant
    • Administration team

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Assistant Practice Manager: Job Description

    Title: Assistant Practice Manager

    Department: General Practice

    Location: 2 Halbutt Street Dagenham RM9 5AS

    Accountable to: Halbutt Street Surgery

    Reports to: Practice Manager

    Job Summary:

    To assist the Practice Manager in providing leadership and management skills to enable the Practice to meet agreed aims and objectives within a profitable, efficient, safe and effective working environment

    Job Responsibilities:

    Strategic Management & Planning

    Contribute to Practice strategy; formulate objectives and research and develop ideas for future Practice development

    Monitor and evaluate performance of the Practice team against objectives.

    Develop and maintain effective communication both within the Practice and with relevant outside agencies

    Oversee the implementation of the aims and objectives of the Practice

    Human Resources: Assist the Practice Manager in:

    Overseeing the recruitment and retention of staff and provide a general personnel management service

    Ensure that all staff are legally and gainfully employed. Monitor skill-mix and deployment of staff

    Manage staffing levels within target budgets

    Evaluate, organise and oversee staff induction and training and ensure that all staff are adequately trained to fulfil their role

    Develop and implement effective staff appraisal and monitoring systems

    Support and mentor staff, both as individuals and as team members

    Implement effective systems for the resolution of disputes and grievances

    Keep abreast of changes in employment legislation

    Maintain up to date HR documentation (including job descriptions, employment contracts and employment policies)

    Organisational

    Convene meetings, prepare agendas and ensure distribution of minutes as necessary

    Develop Practice protocols and procedures, review and update as required

    Develop and review Health & Safety policies and procedures and keep abreast of current legislation

    Arrange appropriate maintenance for Practice equipment

    Patient Services: Assist the Practice Manager in:

    Adopt a strategic approach to the development and management of patient services

    Ensure service development and delivery is in accordance with local and national guidelines

    Ensure that the Practice complies with NHS contractual obligations in relation to patient care

    Maintain registration policies and monitor patient turnover and capitation

    Oversee and/or develop repeat prescribing systems

    Oversee and/or develop and manage an effective appointment system

    Routinely monitor and assess Practice performance against patient access and demand management targets

    Maintain an effective complaints management system

    Liaise with patient groups

    Information Management & Technology

    Keep abreast of the latest development in primary care IT including DoH initiatives such as EPRs and disease coding, and regularly update the Practice Management Team

    Motivate, support and monitor staff in the use of IT; organise, oversee and evaluate IT training

    Ensure that the Practice has effective IT data security, back-up, maintenance and disaster recovery plans in place

    Maintain the Practices website

    Confidentiality:

    • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
    • In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, Practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the Practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
    • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the Practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the Practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data

    Health & Safety:

    Assist the Practice Manager in implementing the full range of promotion and management of their own and others health and safety and infection control as defined in the practice Health & Safety Policy, the practice Standard Operating Procedures, and the practice Infection Control policy and published procedures. This will include (but will not be limited to):

    • Ensuring job holders across the Practice adhere to their individual responsibilities for infection control and health and safety, using a system of observation, audit and check, hazard identification, questioning, reporting and risk management.
    • Maintain an up to date knowledge of health and safety and infection control statutory and best practice guidelines to ensure implementation across the business
    • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to Practice guidelines
    • Awareness of national standards of infection control and cleanliness and regulatory/ contractual/professional requirements, and good practice guidelines
    • Correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Use and monitoring of the correct use of Standard operating Procedures for cleaning and infection control
    • Responsible for correct hand hygiene of self and others
    • Ownership of infection control and clinically based patient care protocols, and implementation of those protocols within the team
    • Active observation of current working practices across the team in relation to infection control, cleanliness and related activities, ensuring that procedures are followed and weaknesses / training needs are identified, escalating issues as appropriate
    • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks across clinical and patient process
    • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills, and initiate and manage the training of others across the full range of infection control and patient processes
    • Monitoring practice facilities and equipment in relation to infection control, ensuring that provision of hand cleansing facilities, wipes etc are sufficient to ensure a good clinical working environment. Lack of facilities to be escalated as appropriate.
    • Safe management of sharps procedures including training, use, storage and disposal
    • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy, clean and sterile, and safe way, free from hazards. Initiation of remedial / corrective action where needed or escalation to responsible management
    • Actively identifying, reporting, and correction of health and safety hazards and infection hazards immediately when recognised
    • Keeping own work areas and general/patient areas generally clean, sterile, identifying issues and hazards/risks in relation to other work areas within the business, and assuming responsibility in the maintenance of general standards of cleanliness across the business in consultation (where appropriate) with other sector managers
    • Undertaking periodic infection control training (minimum twice annually)
    • Routine management of own team/team areas, and maintenance of work space standards
    • Waste management including collection, handling, segregation, container management, storage and collection

    Equality and Diversity:

    The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

    • Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
    • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
    • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

    Personal/Professional Development:

    The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the Practice as part of this employment, such training to include:

    • Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
    • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work
    • Attendance at the quarterly Protected Time Meetings
    • Attendance at all Mandatory and Statutory training requirements as indicated by the Partners

    Quality:

    The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the Practice, and will:

    • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
    • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
    • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance
    • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs
    • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

    Communication:

    The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

    • Communicate effectively with other team members
    • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
    • Recognize peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

    Contribution to the Implementation of Services:

    The post-holder will:

    • Apply all Practice policies, standards and guidance
    • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
    • Participate in audit where appropriate

    This Job Description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and will be reviewed annually in conjunction with the post-holder at the annual appraisal. The post-holder is also required to carry out any duties that may reasonably be requested by the Practice Manager or Practice Partners

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • Good level of education to GCSE standard or equivalent

    Experience

    Essential

    • Experience of working with and managing confidential data
    • Experience of UK General Practice/NHS/Primary Care
    • Experience of using EMIS Web
    • Experience of working with the public
    • Experience of chairing meetings and taking minutes
    • Excellent communication (oral and written) and outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work in a busy environment to prioritise delegate and work to tight deadlines
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Ability to organise, motivate and train staff
    • Good personal organisation
    • Good keyboard and computer skills
    • Ability to listen and empathise
    • Appropriate IT knowledge, skills and experience
    • Good time management

    Desirable

    • Experience of Windows 10 applications
    • Experience of working with and managing confidential data
    • Experience of managing complaints
    • Excellent leadership skills

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Five Elms Medical Practice

    Address

    2 Halbutt Street

    Dagenham

    Essex

    RM9 5AS


    Employer's website

    https://www.fiveelmsmedical.co.uk/

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    Salary

    £52.643k - £58.558k Per Year

    Job Type

    full-time

    Posted

    4 days ago

    Description

    Job Reference: 259-2972115CSS

    Employer:
    Barts Health NHS Trust
    Department:
    Pharmacy
    Location:
    Royal London Hospital, London
    Salary:
    £52,643 - £58,558 per annum inc

    Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers.

    The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

    Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.


    Pharmaceutical Quality Management Systems Manager – Band 8A

    Barts Pharmaceuticals are established NHS acute Trust supplying specials to over 140 customers across the UK and Southern Ireland. Our Pharmacy Manufacturing Unit (PMU) based in The Royal London Hospital holds a Specials Manufacturing License and Investigational Medicinal Products (IMP) License.

    We have the unique opportunity to offer a Quality Manager post to an enthusiastic and motivated individual who wishes to develop their technical knowledge through working in busy units.

    This is a potential rotational post across three sites including St Bartholomew’s Hospital, The Royal London Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hospital. The three sites combined provide cytotoxic, parenteral nutrition, sterile manufactured products, CIVAS, Specials and Over-labelling and re-packaging to a variety of wards and clinics within the hospitals and to over 200 customers throughout the UK and Ireland.

    This post aims to oversee the management and direction of the QMS team and support of Releasing Officers, and directing the activities of QA, this role will require liaising with third parties regularly and discussing areas within The Quality Management System) QMS.

    The QMS manager is accountable for driving results in a fast paced environment, continuously challenging performance in regards to pharmaceutical quality standards, quality systems and operating procedures. Responsibilities include the quality review and approval of documents, data, protocols, qualifications, change controls, deviations, and investigations, complaints, and CAPA activities. Managing quality meetings and KPI’s relating to quality performance. Assisting with internal, external audits and Regulatory inspections.

    This post will ensure the Quality team is up to date with training and ensure Quality staff receive continuous training, preparing training modules and conducting relevant training sessions.

    So if you are a highly skilled, motivated and a QA & regulatory focused individual, already experienced in a manufacturing role within hospital or industry and looking for the next career step then you should consider applying for this role.

    Delivery of an excellent, responsive, safe and timely service is critical. On-going personal development opportunities are provided to facilitate this. We are therefore looking for people willing to show their commitment to delivering excellence and working with us to make pharmacy a great place to be, for all staff in our wider team

    For more information on this post please contact:

    Richard Skidmore on 020 3246 0270 or email richard.skidmore@nhs.net




    We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

    Our people strategy for 2019-2022 sets out our priorities and an action plan to meet our ambition. In this strategy, we set out the deal we are offering to you in return for living and breathing our values so that they shape everything that you do every single day.

    As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

    We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

    After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs.

    By applying for this post you are agreeing to Barts Heath NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

    Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.