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Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Band 7 admissions posted by Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Westcliff-On-Sea
£33,222 - £43,041 / year

Job Description



Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 hours a week
Job ref
390-R5109-DT-A
Site
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Town
Westcliff-on-Sea
Salary
£33,222 - £43,041 p.a.
Closing
24/01/2019 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the 'as is' and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

This is an exciting time to join us. The three NHS trusts that currently run Broomfield, Southend and Basildon hospitals are planning to become a new single NHS organisation by mid-2019.

 All three hospitals will continue to provide the services our patients use the most. These include outpatient appointments, children’s services and day-case surgery.  All three hospitals will continue to provide 24/7 A&E and maternity services.

By working as one team we will provide the same high standard of care and services for all of our 1.2m local residents. Using the same equipment, processes and IT systems means services will run more smoothly.  Single leadership, standards and new structures will speed up decision making.  Combined corporate services will reduce duplication and cut running costs. This means more money for front-line services and faster improvements.

Attracting new talent is key to our future and the scale of our organisation will give far  more career, training and development opportunities for all our staff.


Three mid and south east Essex Acute trusts are operating within a rapidly changing, challenging but very exciting time of whole system reformation. The Trusts are in partnership as a fast developing hospital network currently comprising of Southend University Hospital NHS FT, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust (the msb Group). Over the next few years, through working together, they will define the future of care for the population of mid and south Essex.

As part of this acute trust collaboration we are redesigning our hospitals to ensure we meet rising demand with the best quality services. The Pharmacy Department is at the forefront of our service redesign and one of the first departments within the msb Group to offer the opportunities for developing standardised systems across the three hospitals, re-designing new and ongoing services as the clinical configuration changes in line with the Carter Report. This is all being led by a new chief pharmacist working in partnership across the group.


Do you want to be at the forefront of clinical pharmacy innovation?
Can you work with autonomy and motivation within a dedicated speciality?

If so, we want you to join our innovative and enthusiastic team of senior Clinical Pharmacists.

Our Trust has recognised the essential role of clinical pharmacy with significant investment in the urgent and emergency care pathways over the past 18 months, supporting Trust-wide transformation of its services.

Supported by our excellent pharmacy team, the post-holder will enjoy a role fully integrated into the multidisciplinary ward speciality teams within the admissions units. This will require strong prioritisation and time management skills to enable you to work efficiently and effectively.

Southend Hospital is the first in Essex to implement electronic prescribing, using the JAC system, and we are at the forefront of developing and enhancing this system within the NHS. With excellent communication skills, you will play a key role in ensuring the admissions speciality derives maximum benefit from e-Prescribing and the opportunities it provides to deliver true medicines optimisation.

Our department actively supports staff development and you will be given the opportunity to further develop your leadership and management skills. Prescribing is a key part of the role, therefore you will be given the opportunity to undertake this training. As a senior clinical pharmacist, you will be expected to support education and training of more junior staff including pre-registration pharmacists.


Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:

  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Large range of discounts which continues to grow and includes; gym memberships, large retail stores, local builders and mechanics, travel agents, phone line providers, local beauticians and much more.
  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing service
  • Competitive pension
  • An initial guaranteed annual leave entitlement of 27 days (pro rata) rising to 33 days (pro rata) after 7 years’ service
  • Part time and flexible hours may be considered

An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members - please see the attached information pack for further information.


If you have patients in your every thought, whether you are in the office helping manage the financial accounts, or working on a ward providing direct patient care, we would welcome your application.

Please use the additional information section of your application to demonstrate how you meet the competencies of the person specification and the values of this Trust.

Job 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.

Reference Number

390-R5109-DT-A

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