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Specialist Paediatric Pharmacist Band 8a – Inherited metabolic disord posted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
band 8a

Job Description

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Do you want to progress your career in paediatric pharmacy?

Are you driven by the desire to improve paediatric patient care?

Are you keen to provide and partake in the learning opportunities offered in a teaching hospital?

Do you want to work in a friendly supportive department?

If so, this is the post for you. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is part of a large integrated health campus of Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT) and we aim to provide world-class specialist Pharmacy and Medicine Optimisation services to children from around the region.

Youthful, diverse, energetic and bursting with character; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to live in the UK right now where everybody and anybody is very warmly welcomed

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is world renowned, and provides care to complex patients including oncology, haematology, metabolic medicine, surgery, critical care, renal medicine, rheumatology, endocrinology, cardiology, respiratory and neurology.

Our Women’s and Children’s Pharmacy Team is evolving and we are seeking applications for a newly created Specialist Paediatric Pharmacist post to lead and develop services within inherited metabolic disorders.

RMCH metabolic service is internationally renowned and is one of three paediatric metabolic services in the UK. The service provides local, regional and supra-regional care for patients with rare genetic conditions including provision of high cost medicines and enzyme replacement therapies. The department also has close links with RMCH bone marrow transplant unit.

Many metabolic conditions have no existing treatment and therefore research is key to improve care of these patients.

A number of complex early stage research studies in metabolic conditions have been conducted at RMCH facilitated by the NIHR Manchester Clinical Research Facility (CRF).

This new post has been created to lead and develop clinical pharmacy services to children and young people with inherited metabolic disorders. Your main focus will be to:

  • Support excellent clinical pharmaceutical care to our patients
  • Build relationships and support the clinical team to ensure the appropriate managed entry of new medicines into the Trust including appropriate funding routes in line with National and Local commissioner contracts
  • Provide assurance on the effective management of high cost drug use (current spend £19M), including delivery of blueteq compliance
  • Support the team to navigate the current challenges of interface prescribing with secondary care centers and primary care
  • Develop national profile through links with CRG and support national framework for Homecare Services
  • Provide and engage in teaching opportunities
  • Mentor and guide junior pharmacy staff and inspire others to provide high level paediatric pharmacy care
  • Line manage band 6/7 members of the team

In this role you will be part of a team of 13 senior Women’s and Children’s Team Pharmacists and supported by band 6/7 Pharmacists to provide a high level Pharmacy service to the Women’s and Children’s Hospitals.

Working within the Women’s and Children’s pharmacy team can offer you support in developing your expertise and skills through formal training courses, mentoring and regular appraisals. Our team has a wealth of clinical knowledge in a wide range of clinical specialities with a strong team of senior pharmacists. We have excellent links with local universities and CPPE, as well as a variety of clinical national networks.

The successful candidate must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical council (GPhC) as a registered pharmacist, hold a postgraduate diploma and have a minimum of 4 years post qualification hospital pharmacy experience Passion, dedication and motivation are essential here; you will need to be a confident communicator, comfortable working in hospital teams and solving problems under pressure, with an enthusiasm for learning and personal development.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Danielle Timoney

Lead Pharmacist Clinical Services - St Mary’s Hospital and Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital

Tel: [Click here to apply]
email: ( Email address removed )

Hilary Hopkins

Clinical Services Operational Manager

email: ( Email address removed )

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We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £29.50(standard disclosure) or £47.50 (enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on [Click here to apply]

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system - TRAC systems. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to MFT transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

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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