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Band 3 Senior Assistant Technical Officer, Pharmacy Clinical Commissioning

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
FTC / Secondment – 12 months
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Free Hospital
£17,787- £20,448 pa plus HCAS
21/01/2019 23:59

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

 Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

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Fixed Term / Secondment -12 months

We are looking for a Senior Assistant Technical Officers (SATO) to support the Trust Pharmacy Clinical Commissioning Team. The successful candidates will have excellent organisational and communication skills and be able to combine the ability to work within a team with the initiative to work alone.

The roles will provide technical support to the Pharmacy Clinical Commissioning Team and will involve the capture of all commissioning information in respect to the Trust High Cost Drugs. The post holders will manage all data entry on the Trust new database and will be required to liaise with external commissioners (NHS England and Clinical Commissioning Groups) to ensure that all information provided to the Trust is captured whilst also managing the information submitted externally. The post holder will be expected to use the national commissioning tool, Blueteq, whilst also accessing other commissioning information for example Clinical Commissioning Group Tick Box approval forms.   In addition the post holders will require a working knowledge of windows operating system, including word, access and excel. Knowledge and experience of these are considered essential.

The roles will also require knowledge of the homecare service provided by the Trust and the post holders will be expected to cover some aspects of the homecare SATO roles in their absence.

The successful candidate is required to be able demonstrate the Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and person specification. In particular you should have proven experience of working patient service.

If you believe you meet the criteria of the person specification and would like to join the Royal Free at this time, we would be interested in receiving your application.

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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Abraar Syed (Commissioning Lead Pharmacist) on 020 7794 0500Ext: 39609 or by email at:  


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