High Cost Drugs Administrative Assistant in Salford - Salford Royal Foundation Trust

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Salford, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
6 days ago

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Job Description

Job overview

To be responsible for providing administrative support to a range of specialist therapy areas where high cost drugs are used. 

To be responsible for providing administrative support to a range of specialist therapy areas where high cost drugs are used. Carrying out general clerical duties and data analysis; including entering data onto a high cost drugs prior approval system (Blueteq). The post-holder will be required to follow policies and procedures and communicate effectively as appropriate.

To be a point of contact to assist the High Cost Drugs team. 

Assist the homecare manager, pharmacists and technicians in ensuring High Cost Drug approval system.

Provides administrative support to specialist therapy areas where High Cost Drugs are used.

Main duties of the job

Dealing promptly with routine enquiries regarding high cost drugs from a range of specialist therapy areas departmental staff.

Attending departmental meetings with staff members from the multi-disciplinary team.

Access and retrieve data/information from a variety of sources.

Data entry onto clinical systems 

Regular use of patient related hospital computer systems

Register new patients onto Blueteq identified using information provided by the clinical teams, and entering all relevant data to complete the form, ready for submission.

Work closely with colleagues to undertake the validation of clinical and non-clinical information/data 

Manage the review list on Blueteq to identify patients who are due/overdue for review and ensure the relevant form is completed following their appointment.

Ensure patients have timely out-patient appointments booked as specified by NICE criteria.

Liaise with the relevant departmental secretaries to identify patients who do not have appointments booked, or who do not attend their out-patient appointments.

To assist with the monthly challenges by commissioners for high cost drug use at NCA. 

Assisting with the introduction of new staff to system procedures and the use of data analysis software.

Working for our organisation

The Diagnostics and Pharmacy Group is part of the Northern Care Alliance (NCA), one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place of science, innovation and transformational thinking, the Diagnostic and Pharmacy Group unites Radiology, Pathology and Pharmacy services across the NCA to create a cooperative group committed to delivering safe, consistent, and high-quality care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

In line with the Trust's Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, marital status, social background or trade union membership. 

Person specification


Essential criteria

NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration or equivalent knowledge gained through
Excellent communication skills

Desirable criteria

Sound knowledge of Microsoft packages

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covid-19-vaccination-programme where you can also find out more about how to access vaccination. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.


We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. We value the contribution of individual talent, skills, knowledge, and experience and aim for a workforce demography representative of our local community. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

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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 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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