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Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Aseptics/Clinical Trials posted by Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Full Time
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, Walsall
£33,222 - £43,041 / year
NHS Band 7

Job Description

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit was completed late 2018, and building development has also commenced for our new Neonatal Unit.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts promises to work as part of a team, be supported to maintain high standards and appreciate every individual. We are committed to investing in our workforce by recruiting to Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professional and HealthCare Science vacancies.

We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans.

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Pharmacy Department

Band 7 Rotational Senior Clinical Pharmacist with Emergency Duty Commitment (37.5 hours per week)

This is a 12 month fixed-term post to provide cover to Aseptics and Oncology Services (with Clinical trials cover)

We are seeking an enthusiastic, proactive pharmacist to join our team. If you think you can rise to the challenge and are driven by the desire to improve patient care, we would like to hear from you.

Successful applicants will form an integral part of our dynamic team, pushing the boundaries of effective and efficient patient care, and implementing and progressing medicines management. Pharmacists are expected to work as members of multi-disciplinary teams. As a department we are working toward embedding pharmacist prescribers in areas where patient need exists.

We are committed to improving our practice and refining our processes to ensure that the patient is at the centre of everything we do. As pharmacists, we have many opportunities to directly influence patient care and their hospital experience.

You will be responsible for training junior pharmacists, technicians and pre-registration pharmacists which will facilitate development of your leadership skills. Postholders will be required to undertake weekend, bank holidays and on-call work on a rota basis.

The position requires the applicant to have a Bachelor or Masters degree in Pharmacy and to be a Member of The General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain. You should have already completed your post-graduate clinical diploma or have at least completed the first year of your diploma studies. Your previous experience in the pharmacy profession will be considered.

Candidates should have strong communication skills, with a willingness to lead and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of patient care. Training and support will be given. A commitment to continuing professional development is essential; in the longer term it may be possible for the post-holder to train to become a prescriber, if not already qualified for this role.

Colleagues from our department won an 'Excellence in Hospital Pharmacy Practice' award at the 2018 Clinical Pharmacy Congress, and we are currently embedding a pharmacist in our Emergency Department in line with best national practice.

The pharmacy department has benefited with extensive refurbishment with a new robot dispenser in place to improve our ability to provide a patient-facing service. Also in place are a new Aseptic Suite, a new dispensary and a new Stores and Distribution area. Our innovative pharmacy team has established relationship with the local CCG and ties with a number of higher education institutes including the Schools of Pharmacy from the University of Birmingham, Wolverhampton University and Keele University.

Applicants should be aware that regardless of Country of Origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post will be assessed during the selection process.

When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and the Personal Specification and use the “supporting information” space on the application form to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this. Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application. If you have not heard from us by the specified interview date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Hitan Patel (Lead Pharmacist - Cancer Services)
[Click here to apply] extn. 6790

Uzo Ibechukwu (Deputy Director of Pharmacy)

[Click here to apply] (switchboard - via mobile)

Please note your application will be transferred from the NHS Jobs system to internal Walsall Healthcare Trac System. All correspondence will be sent via Trac

We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans we are recruiting to a number of clinical and non-clinical vacancies across the trust.

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.*


References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Please review the attached Job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential job requirements.

Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.

Referee email addresses should be provided on your application form.

Following the closing date, if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks you may assume your application has been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to close this job early. Interested applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.

If a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria then random selection will be applied.

We are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible and committed to equal opportunities.

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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