Lead Pharmacist- Acute Care

East Cheshire NHS Trust

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen at East Cheshire NHS Trust for a dynamic and highly motivated individual to lead and develop the pharmacy service provided to our medical patients in acute care within our innovative and friendly clinical pharmacy team.

East Cheshire NHS Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute and community-based services to a large population, in addition to a number of hospital services in partnership with other local trusts and private providers. By bringing acute hospital and community services closer together, our aim is to ensure that patients receive the best care in the right place.

In this role you will jointly lead our pharmacy service within acute care most notably supporting the specialties of endocrinology and cardiology. In addition to your directorate lead role, you will also lead on the trainee pharmacist programme at the trust.

Please note although this job has been advertised as full-time, we are open to applicants considering part-time hours.

Main duties of the job

As joint lead for the pharmacy service within acute care, you will also lead a small team of pharmacists and support the wider clinical services team in the delivery of high-quality patient-centred care. There are opportunities within this role to develop and build on both your leadership and clinical skills and you will provide a vital link with our relevant partner organisations, consultant teams and regional networks.

This is also an exciting time in the trainee pharmacist programme with the recent changes in the pre-registration training year. You will lead on the programme and tailor this to the GPhC standards and the needs of the trainees and department. We are very supportive in developing our trainees and future pharmacists and this is therefore a chance to shape future professionals at the start of their journey.

We are also very supportive of new ideas to our trust and encourage new ways of working.

Applicants should have strong leadership skills with significant clinical experience in medical specialties. Applicants must hold a non-medical prescribing qualification and this post will allow you to maintain or further develop your prescribing skills.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

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.eastcheshirehrdirect.nhs.uk. There is a current Government consultation underway which will determine whether some new starters may need to be vaccinated.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance.

Date posted

22 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

209-A-22-4365231

Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK103BL


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Vocational Masters Degree in Pharmacy (or recognised equivalent)
  • Post graduate clinical diploma or masters
  • Registered with the GPhC

Desirable

  • Non-medical prescribing qualification

Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Expert understanding of therapeutics and all aspects of medicines used within designated specialism
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply all aspects of regulatory legislation and guidelines to hospital pharmacy
  • Knowledge of appraisal processes
  • Ability to prioritise competing demands and manage own time effectively for successful delivery
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desirable

  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to manage change

Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience within hospital clinical pharmacy
  • Significant experience within designated specialism
  • Significant experience of policy and guideline development
  • Experience of co-ordinating and leading on clinical audit

Desirable

  • Experience of collaborative working
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Experience of HR processes including recruitment, management of performance, sickness and objective setting

Specific job requirements

Essential

  • Able to comply with all trust policies
  • Good health and professional appearance
  • Available out of hours within one hours travel of Macclesfield DGH

Other Role Requirements

Essential

  • Please refer to the person specification for further role requirements
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Vocational Masters Degree in Pharmacy (or recognised equivalent)
  • Post graduate clinical diploma or masters
  • Registered with the GPhC

Desirable

  • Non-medical prescribing qualification

Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Expert understanding of therapeutics and all aspects of medicines used within designated specialism
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply all aspects of regulatory legislation and guidelines to hospital pharmacy
  • Knowledge of appraisal processes
  • Ability to prioritise competing demands and manage own time effectively for successful delivery
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desirable

  • Ability to think strategically
  • Ability to manage change

Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience within hospital clinical pharmacy
  • Significant experience within designated specialism
  • Significant experience of policy and guideline development
  • Experience of co-ordinating and leading on clinical audit

Desirable

  • Experience of collaborative working
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Experience of HR processes including recruitment, management of performance, sickness and objective setting

Specific job requirements

Essential

  • Able to comply with all trust policies
  • Good health and professional appearance
  • Available out of hours within one hours travel of Macclesfield DGH

Other Role Requirements

Essential

  • Please refer to the person specification for further role requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust

Address

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK103BL


Employer's website

https://www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust

Address

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK103BL


Employer's website

https://www.careersateastcheshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Monjur Ali

monjur.ali@nhs.net

01625663831

Date posted

22 July 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£47,126 to £53,219 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

209-A-22-4365231

Job locations

Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK103BL


Supporting documents