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Lead Pharmacist - Specialist Medicine posted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time

Job Description

Lead Pharmacist - Specialist Medicine

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area

NHS AfC: Band 8a


37.5 hours per week

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Blackpool Vistoria Hospital


£44,606 - £50,819 per annum

12/12/2019 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work; it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

"As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce".

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance. Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview

As part of the Medicines Optimisation Agenda the Trust is looking to appoint an experienced
and highly motivated pharmacist into this senior position of Specialist Pharmacist for
Rheumatology and Dermatology
The successful candidate will work with pharmacy and clinical specialities within the Trust to
provide a high quality clinical pharmacy service to the specialities of Rheumatology and
Dermatology. They will work closely with the Multi-Disciplinary Teams to facilitate best practice
for medicines management ensuring medicines are used safely, appropriately, cost effectively
and in accordance with local policies.
This is a new and challenging role for a senior Pharmacist but will be fully supported by
pharmacy and lead consultants. It will give the opportunity to undertake a clinical and subject to
appropriate qualifications undertake an Independent prescribing role while gaining experience
as a senior leader in a complex and developing speciality.
A key objective will be to promote the introduction and use of the complex and high cost
medicines within the Trust and to support the use of biosimilar medicines.
We would expect you to have excellent clinical pharmacy knowledge with a sound
understanding of the use of biologic/biosimilar medicines and the financial aspects of these

Please click here to view our Care and Compassion Day Video

Any invitation to interview will be sent to you via email using the email account stated on your application form.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction following start in post. The amount of £23+£4 (standard disclosure) or £40+£4 (enhanced disclosure) can be deducted from salary, in manageable monthly installments for up to 3 months following commencement of employment.

Applicants are encouraged where possible, to register for the DBS update service, which will save the cost of repeated disclosures between employers, in return for a annual registration fee of £13.

Please Note that for Volunteers requiring a DBS check no charge will be made

Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be judged against this.

Please note that every effort will be made to keep the vacancy live until published closing date, though there may be instances where such interest is generated, that for administrative reasons the post may close earlier.

Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.

The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

* Job Description
* Person Specification
* Conditions of Service
* Advert
* Working for the Trust
* Guidance on Pre-Employment Checks
* Statement on Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
* About the Trust

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact Angela Nelson- Assistant Director of Pharmacy- Support
Services on [Click here to apply] or [Click here to apply]

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