Deputy Chief Pharmacist

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Recruiter
South Tees Hospitals N
Location
The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
21 Jul 2021
Closes
31 Jul 2021
Ref
328-CD-3274153
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours Full time plus additional weekend & Bank Holiday working on a rota basis including participation in the pharmacy on call service

Contract: 12 month fixed term (maternity leave cover for Deputy acting up into Chief Pharmacist role)

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Deputy Chief Pharmacist with management experience to join the Senior Pharmacy Team here at South Tees NHS Foundation Trust.

In this role you will be responsible for the leadership, management and strategic development of the operational and clinical pharmacy services across the Trust.

With a good knowledge of the medicines optimisation agenda, you will develop and manage the provision of a co-ordinated and comprehensive clinical pharmacy service for the Trust, ensuring the safe and effective use of medicines.

You will be responsible for supervising the duties of senior pharmacists and technicians within James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton to ensure we are compliant with national guidance.

You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills within the team and be able to work autonomously to meet specific deadlines. Excellent team-working abilities are a priority and will contribute to the process of service development and innovation within the department driven by your own initiative and enthusiasm.

As part of the Pharmacy Senior Management team you will contribute to the provision and development of medicine strategies in order to ensure safe and cost effective use of medication.

Experience within a team management role in a hospital setting of at least Band 8b is essential. Please see the Job description and person specification for further details.

Applicants should be a pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Leadership and Improvement Training

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

For further information contact Julie Swaddle, Chief Pharmacist or Helen Jones, Deputy Chief Pharmacist

Tel: 01642 850850 Ext: 52117 or julie.swaddle@nhs.net/helen.jones133@nhs.net

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Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.
Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas .

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