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Digitial services
NHS AfC: Band 4
Fixed term: 6 months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
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Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£21,892 pa pro rata
Salary period
16/05/2021 23:59

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Project Support Officer -EPMA

NHS AfC: Band 4

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend,  is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve.


With a workforce of approximately 15,000 staff, we can now do more and go further in delivering health services to our local communities.  


Our ambition is to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients, and provide a vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.


Patients will experience improved care as well as fewer delays and cancellations.  We are able to provide more once-in-a-lifetime specialist care region-wide. With our new trust size will come more opportunities for development, research, networking and innovation.


We  aim to make the most of our skills and experiences so we can become the best we can be. As one organisation we will recruit the finest and retain more specialist staff due to more employment opportunities across our Trust.


We will deliver safe and high-quality services and be an employer of choice for our workforce.


We are ‘one team, working together’.


Do you have a passion for making a difference and working on large scale projects?

This role is a great opportunity for someone to further their career in projects.

Mid and South Essex (MSE) NHS Foundation Trust is in the exciting position to be able to recruit enthusiastic Project Support Officers to help implement our Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) system. 

EPMA will radically change hospital working practices; this can be a real challenge to staff to adapt to new ways of working. You will work to support staff through this change and help make this a positive experience. An effective EPMA roll out can improve patient safety and contribute to more efficient ways of working.

This is an exciting opportunity for self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals to be a key part of our friendly and progressive team. You will learn a lot about healthcare IT and how it is implemented. We will give you the support to become an expert in the ePrescribing system which you will then use this to train others in the safe and effective use of the product. The world of healthcare IT is always expanding as we embrace new technology to advance patient care.

We are looking for someone with good organisation skills who is highly approachable and able to communicate effectively and patiently to people with varying degrees of understanding around IT. You must enjoy working with other people as you will be working on predominantly at ward level to support users from all staffing grades and will meet new teams each week as we roll out across the trust. Previous experience of working in a hospital environment is desirable but not essential.

We work closely with prescribing and nursing teams and target our support around the key system usage times - you will therefore be required to work on a shift pattern of early and late shifts on a rotational basis with day shifts on weeks where we are not rolling out to a new area.

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The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Akshay Patel
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Lead ePMA Pharmacist and Project Lead
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