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Rotational Pharmacist (on-call)- Band 6 - Pharmacy

Job Reference: 179-054-18-C

Employer:
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Pharmacy
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds
Salary:
£26,565 to £35,577 pa

About West Suffolk Hospital & Community Services

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) provides hospital and community health care services to the population of west Suffolk and is an associate teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge. We serve a predominantly rural geographical area of roughly 600 square miles with a population of around 280,000.

In addition to the main hospital, we employ staff in a number of community-based locations across Suffolk. Working collaboratively with community services enables us to assist with reducing pressure across the NHS system and provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

We work hard to make West Suffolk Hospital and our community services a great place to work. A high performing Trust, our most recent CQC results gave us an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ – the highest possible rating. We are very proud to be one of a very few acute trusts in the country, and currently the only one in the east of England, to hold this accolade

We regularly receive positive feedback in NHS staff surveys in a range of key areas, consistently scoring in the top 20% of Trusts nationally against seven criteria:

  • recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive treatment

  • satisfaction with the quality of work and patient care they are able to deliver

  • agreeing their role makes a difference to patients

  • feeling recognised and valued by managers and the organisation

  • satisfaction with the level of responsibility and involvement they are given

  • satisfaction with resourcing and support

feeling the organisation takes and interest in and action on health and wellbeing.

When applying for jobs, please ensure you read the advert carefully to identify whether the job you wish to apply for is based at the main hospital or at one of our community locations.

Come and join us and be part of, what we think, is the best hospital in the east of England.


Rotational Pharmacist (on-call) - Band 6 - Pharmacist - 37.5 Hours per Week - Permanent

Could you help West Suffolk Hospital to deliver the best quality and safest care to our local community?

Are you a recently qualified pharmacist or a pharmacist looking to move into the hospital sector?

Do you want to work in an acute Trust that has been rated Outstanding by the CQC

Do you want to work in a pharmacy team that provides a supportive educational environment?

The post holder will be delivering pharmacy services to the Trusts wards, dispensary, medicines information and aseptic chemotherapy reconstitution services through a structured rotational programme.

The West Suffolk Hospital is a 460 bed District General Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The friendly pharmacy team has over 90 staff, including clinical and non-clinical staff members.

The Trust has implemented e-Care, utilising Cerner Millennium, as a fully integrated electronic prescribing and medication record system. This was a large scale, Trust wide project. Phase one of the implementation went live in May 2016 and phase 2 was live in October 2017. The system is undergoing continuous further development to add additional functionality and to optimise existing workflows.

The Pharmacy department is well respected within the Trust and has a centralised pharmacy department including a chemotherapy production unit and a robotic dispensary. The department has well developed ward based clinical services with technician lead production and dispensary functions. The pharmacy department actively promotes professional development and has an active training and education team. The successful candidate will be expected to take part in the departments late duty, weekend working and bank holiday rotas.

Includes on-call recruitment and retention premium.

To discuss this post further please contact either David Sapsford (Deputy Chief Pharmacist – Clinical Services) or Caroline Fawcett (Deputy Chief Pharmacist - Medication Safety Officer ) on 01284 712929

**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only, via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

CAR PARKING - This post does entitle you to apply to park on the Hospital site.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification for this position, please click on the Job Description link (below). You should use the Additional Information section of your application to state how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification.

The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Enhanced level.


For Band 1 and Band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS Disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary. For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.

All applicants should click on the link entitled “How will my application be processed?” prior to submitting their application form.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.




We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, 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, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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