East Cheshire NHS Trust
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We are seeking to recruit a Chief Pharmacist to provide professional leadership to our friendly, inclusive and progressive pharmacy team and assume responsibility for the provision, management and strategic development of high-quality, cost-effective pharmacy services and medicines optimisation across the Trust.
We are looking for an individual with significant leadership experience within a secondary care setting with a proven track record for service delivery and improvement and a commitment to the care of both our patients and our staff. Its an especially exciting time to join our organisation as the trust embarks on advancing our services through implementation of a full digital clinical system encompassing the very latest technology to deliver a fully integrated electronic patient record and electronic prescribing and administration system.
37.5 Hours per week
Main duties of the job
In this role you will provide strong and effective leadership and advice to ensure proficient Medicines Optimisation; leading to the delivery of safe and high-quality care for our patients. You will also act as the Trusts Accountable Officer for Controlled drugs, providing oversight and ensuring robust governance arrangements are in place at all times. As a senior leader you will sit on the Safety, Quality & Standards Committee and the Clinical Leadership Board and provide assurance to the Trust Board on all matters related to Medicines Optimisation. The successful applicant will also act as the Superintendent Pharmacist for the GPhC Registered Pharmacy premises, as well as ensuring the Trust is compliant with all regulatory requirements of holding a Home Office CD licence, MHRA Wholesalers Dealers Licence, MHRA Manufacturer Licence and running a section 10 Aseptic Unit.
Working closely with clinical and operational colleagues, you will ensure that the strategic plan for pharmacy services and medicine optimisation is aligned and actively contributes to the delivery of the trust strategy. Youwill also oversee the contribution of medicines optimisation to the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention agenda, ensuring both medicines and pharmacy services are good value for money.
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
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. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.
22 March 2023
Agenda for change
£79,592 to £91,787 a year
Full-time, Flexible working, Compressed hours
Victoria road, Macclesfield
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.
- MPharm Masters or Batchelors
- Registered Pharmacist with General Pharmaceutical Council
- Post Grad qualification in clinical pharmacy
- Recognised management or leadership qualification
Knowledge & Skills
- Knowledge of all regulations and legislation relevant to pharmacy and medicines
- Evidence of senior NHS leadership during significant change
- Proven track record in managing staff as well as maintaining good relationships with clinicians and managers
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to negotiate, influence in difficult situations
- oDemonstrable knowledge of risk management processes and clinical governance
- Demonstrate ability to compile reports from complex information and deliver
- Expert knowledge of government policy and vision of prescriving and pharmacy services within the NHS
- Extensive experience as a senior hospital Pharmacist within the NHS
- Expeprience of strategically developing pharmacy services
- Experience of successful management of large groups of staff
- Experience of Medicines Management Group membership
- Experience of writing and managing service level agreements
Specific job requirement
- Ability to participate in an on-call rota
- Please refer to person specification for further criteria
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria road, Macclesfield
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