Deputy Responsible Person
Taurus Healthcare Limited
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Hours: 15 per week
We have an exciting opportunity within Taurus for a Deputy Responsible Person.
We are looking for a committed individual preferably with Pharmacy Assistant experience to help us manage the supply or medicines to our clinicians who provide vital urgent care to our patients out of hours.
The post holder will be someone who has an eye for detail and is happy to work in a process driven environment.
Working hours will be agreed across Monday-Friday daytime.
All relevant training will be provided to carry out the role.
Main duties of the job
To be responsible for ensuring that all delegated duties relating to Good Distribution Practice (GDP) are carried out to the best of ability, and support the work Responsible Person and License Holder by:
· Ensuring that appropriate operational systems and processes are in place.
· Ensuring the Quality and Accuracy of Records and reporting on deviations.
· Supporting the training programme – both initially and on an ongoing basis
· Ensuring safe, efficient and legal operation of assembling drug bags for the Out-of-Hours service, providing advice, training and support to Team Leaders/Dispatchers, Drivers/Patient Support and others, as requested.
Taurus Healthcare was established in 2012, as the provider arm of the GP Federation serving 185,000 patients in Herefordshire. Founded and owned by the partners of the entire Herefordshire Primary Care community, Taurus is focused on providing excellent out of hospital services for patients. Our ethos is to provide high quality and cost-effective health outcomes that are delivered as close as possible to the patients home, whilst ensuring that patients who do require in hospital services are seen as quickly and effectively as possible.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
Key responsibilities are to:
• Support the operational team with undertaking prescribing audits
• Ensure effective communication amongst Good Distribution Practice (GDP) team and management.
• Assist with the development of Standard Operating Procedures.
• Ensure the operational systems and processes are in place to meet GDP requirements.
• Send timely stock orders to replenish stock.
• Ensure stock-holding is accurate through accurate data entry and monthly stock inventories.
• Receive and quality-check medicinal products delivered to site, linking in with suppliers, as appropriate.
• Organise stock, in the labelled and designated areas of the storage site.
• Return short dated, damaged or PI products to supplier.
• Ensure adequate supplies of drugs to meet demands of service with regular stock control review
• Independently oversee operational maintenance of drugs room including all outsourced activities
• Clean the storage areas, ensuring no risk of damage or contamination to products.
• Over-see and record daily temperatures using calibrated devices, and update temperature records on a daily basis, ensuring any temperature excursions are remedied immediately, communicating with management and the RP.
• Checking and replenishing clinician’s bags with medication in a timely manner, ensuring stock is secure and protected from environmental factors such as heat, water etc.
• Oversee cost effective stock control and purchasing including internal software systems
Please see the attached Job Description for further details.