North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is at a truly exciting time of innovation and development. Through our Trust Strategy and values, we are committed achieving the delivery of safe, accessible, high quality and sustainable healthcare services in North Cumbria for future generations.
The Trust is committed to the long term development of a culture of continuous improvement as a way of working across all areas of the organisation to respond to changes in health care need and demand. The post holder will be expected to be flexible and open to changes, to identify opportunities for improvement and to play an active role in developing, implementing and sustaining improvements to working practices and patient services.
The boards of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust have confirmed that, alongside their regulators and governors, they will explore options to formally join together.
The move is a natural progression of the vision of the two organisations and broader system to join up healthcare for patients, and will also improve efficiency by reducing duplication and bureaucracy. It follows news in May that North Cumbria Health and Care System has been confirmed as one of the national pilots for integrated care and is being described by regulators as one of the most rapidly improving systems.
The two Trusts have had the same Chief Executive since 1st September 2017 and have already taken a number of steps to join up their work. The Trusts will now explore formal ways to unite using guidance from the NHS Improvement on undertaking transactions with the ambition of doing so in 2019. For some staff that means that either now or in the near future they will be in roles working across both organisations.
Please note: cross site working will be required at locations within North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.
If you are looking for new challenges in a stunning part of the country, in a supportive and enthusiastic environment, this post could be exactly what you are looking for. The post is located within the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, which provides a variety of healthcare services covering parts of the Lake District and is also close to the beautiful Scottish Borders.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Pharmacist to be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary team working within elective surgery, theatres and anaesthetics; and to further develop pharmacy clinical services including surgical pre-assessment.
You will have excellent communication and organisational skills along with a strong team spirit; working with Medicines Management Technicians and Pharmacists to deliver a high quality clinical pharmacy service to patients.
Our friendly department provides an environment that supports learning, team working and encourages individuals to develop in their role.
We would be delighted to speak to you about the post or arrange an informal visit.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:
Enhanced Check costs £44.00 + £3.50 admin + £0.70 VAT (VAT is only chargeable on the admin fee)
Standard Check costs £26.00 + £3.50 admin + £0.70 VAT
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.
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