Allied Health Professionals - Lead Pharmacist for Medicines Utilisation

  • Department Lead Pharmacist
  • Salary £53,168.00 – £62,001 per annum
  • Closing Date 04/02/2021
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8b
  • Job ref 223-PMU-015
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time: 37.5 hours per week (To include weekend working and Emergency Duty Commitment for Pharmacy Department)

Lead Pharmacist for Medicines Utilisation

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated Pharmacist  who is ready to take the next step in their career.

This job involves the leadership and management of the Pharmacy service relating to medicines utilisation including strategic oversight of the Pharmacy Homecare team, Formulary Management and effective evaluation of all medicines including new and novel treatment. 

You will need excellent communication skills, have the drive to further develop this service and have the confidence to work well as part of the wider health economy.  You will work closely with our CCGs across the interface as part of the developing STP/ICS.  You will also represent the Trust at local and regional commissioning meetings. 

Our pharmacy offers an innovative and accommodating setting for all of our staff whilst offering the highest standard of service to all of our patients.  Future plans include full implementation of the Hospital Pharmacy Transformation Plan and comprehensive and effective Medicines Optimisation.  This includes implementation of electronic prescribing, automation and further developing the Transforming Care Production System (TCPS).  The department has already made significant steps on the implementation of e-rostering, an electronic tracking system and the homecare service.  Further development and work to be undertaken by this role is fundamental to support the Medicines Optimisation strategy and to be in-line with national bench-marking.

The right candidate will have significant hospital pharmacy experience, hold a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and have registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

There will be a requirement to participate in extended hours working including weekends, bank holidays and emergency duties on a rotational basis.

The position will be based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford but will require some cross site working at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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