Deputy Responsible Person

Taurus Healthcare Limited

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Job summary

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.

About us

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.

Date posted

25 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£20,085 to £23,175 a year pro rata dependent on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

S0001-22-1984

Job locations

Suite 1, Berrows Business Centre

Bath Street

Hereford

Herefordshire

HR1 2HE


Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good standard of education (GCSE level in Maths and English, or equivalent)

Desirable

  • Pharmacy assistant qualification or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Understanding of risk identification and management

Desirable

  • Pharmacy assistant experience
  • Experience in pharmaceutical procedures & processes.
  • Experience of working in a role where attention to detail/accuracy were required
  • Experience of working with MHRA & Home Office Regulations.
  • Experience of Out-of-Hours service
  • Working knowledge and understanding of medications
  • Good understanding of good distribution practice and wholesale dealers authorisations
  • Experience of managing or supervising others
  • Experience of training others

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent organisation skills
  • High level computer skills ability to work quickly and accurately
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and can consistently work accurately, spot errors etc.

Desirable

  • Ability to explain GDP practice to others in a clear, comprehensive way both verbally and in writing
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good standard of education (GCSE level in Maths and English, or equivalent)

Desirable

  • Pharmacy assistant qualification or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Understanding of risk identification and management

Desirable

  • Pharmacy assistant experience
  • Experience in pharmaceutical procedures & processes.
  • Experience of working in a role where attention to detail/accuracy were required
  • Experience of working with MHRA & Home Office Regulations.
  • Experience of Out-of-Hours service
  • Working knowledge and understanding of medications
  • Good understanding of good distribution practice and wholesale dealers authorisations
  • Experience of managing or supervising others
  • Experience of training others

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent organisation skills
  • High level computer skills ability to work quickly and accurately
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and can consistently work accurately, spot errors etc.

Desirable

  • Ability to explain GDP practice to others in a clear, comprehensive way both verbally and in writing

Employer details

Employer name

Taurus Healthcare Limited

Address

Suite 1, Berrows Business Centre

Bath Street

Hereford

Herefordshire

HR1 2HE


Employer's website

https://www.herefordshiregeneralpractice.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Taurus Healthcare Limited

Address

Suite 1, Berrows Business Centre

Bath Street

Hereford

Herefordshire

HR1 2HE


Employer's website

https://www.herefordshiregeneralpractice.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Date posted

25 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£20,085 to £23,175 a year pro rata dependent on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

S0001-22-1984

Job locations

Suite 1, Berrows Business Centre

Bath Street

Hereford

Herefordshire

HR1 2HE


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