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Lead Pharmacist Emergency Medicine posted by Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Full Time
Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro
£44,606 - £50,819 / year
NHS Band 8A/Band 8B

Job Description

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.


An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and dynamic pharmacist to join our progressive pharmacy team and contribute to the implementation of the Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Services strategy, as Lead Pharmacist for Acute Medical Unit and Emergency Department .

You will provide complex pharmaceutical care for patients, optimising their medicines whilst in our care and ensuring the effective transfer of care of medicines at discharge or onwards into another care setting. Particular emphasis is placed around ensuring high quality evidence based prescribing in this exciting fast paced speciality.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske site provides acute care for 450,000 people across the whole of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with a doubling of our population in the summer months. The Emergency Department has approximately 78,000 admissions annually with the Acute Medical Unit seeing approximately 50-60 new patients each day. The top priority for the Trust and our department is to ensure patient safety, patient flow and good governance.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital pharmacy department is a forward thinking and friendly team with full deployment of electronic prescribing and administration in the inpatient and outpatient setting and fully automated dispensing. We provide an innovative clinical pharmacy service, combining technology and clinical pharmacy expertise. We are a recognised national leader for innovation in fields such as antimicrobial resistance and the adoption of Scan4Safety standards. In 2019 we won the Highly commended HSJ award for work on avoiding unnecessary antibiotics.

Cornwall is a wonderful place to live, offering an excellent quality of life and a truly stunning environment to live in. We have a vision of an integrated Cornwall pharmacy service and will expect our clinical pharmacists to work across organisational boundaries to achieve the best outcomes for our patients.

This is a fulltime post of 37.5 hours per week, however flexible working and job-share will be considered.

You should have appropriate post-registration experience as a pharmacist, have a prescribing qualification or working towards or willingness to train as an independent prescriber

In the meantime take a look at our pharmacy video and see what amazing team you could be working alongside youtube.com/watch?v=H53oq_XH_vY

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen McClay ( Email address removed ) [Click here to apply]




Please note: Information submitted in your application via NHS Jobs will be transferred to Trac, our third party recruitment system. This will be for the management of the recruitment process including retaining any related documents. Your data remains confidential and will not be shared with any other parties. By submitting an application, you authorise Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

If your application is successful, your details will be retained for as long as you remain our employee (and for a suitable time as required following your date of leaving). If your application is unsuccessful, your job application and related documents will be retained confidentially for a period of 13 months and then destroyed. If you have any questions relating to how we handle your personal data please contact the Trust’s Data Protection Officer by email ( Email address removed ).

We are committed to ensuring all of our colleagues are developed, engaged and supported to work in different ways. Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The Home Office requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post.




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.




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