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Lead Pharmacist - Acute Admissions

Job Reference: 418-DTO4858-JW-A

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust
Acute Medicine
LU4 0DZ, Luton
£42,414 to £49,969pa

The Luton & Dunstable University Hospital is a highly rated, diverse and forward thinking place to work. We are a Foundation Trust serving a multi-cultural population of over 350,000 across Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire.

The Trust Boards of Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital have agreed to explore plans to merge and form one NHS Trust. Under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust, both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. All key services will remain on both sites and will be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. This will bring many benefits for patients including much improved continuity of care.

Through tremendous commitment and hard work, our Paediatrics, Emergency Care Services and Outpatient Services achieved “Outstanding” in our 2016 Care Quality Commission inspection. Similarly we had an overall rating of “Good” across the rest of the hospital. We were praised as compassionate, empathetic and exhibiting patient outcomes above the average when compared with other acute Trusts.

We are a regional centre of excellence for several key specialties including, Obesity Research, Neurophysiology, Cardiology, Ophthalmology and Cancer Services. We are a tertiary level NICU provider and one of the largest centres for breast screening in the country.

The hospital continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

We are looking for an experienced clinical pharmacist with excellent personal, communication and leadership skills to lead and develop clinical pharmacy services to the Acute Medical directorate. The admissions Pharmacy team has grown significantly with the roll out of the Needs based Care programme and now consists of 4 x Band 7 Pharmacists, 3 x Band 6 pharmacists and 3 x Band 5 Medicines management technicians.

You must possess the vision, energy and influencing skills to ensure delivery of a clinical pharmacy service which delivers the outcomes patients and clinicians expect. The ability to work in close collaboration with senior medical, nursing and pharmacy colleagues will be essential as will the ability to demonstrate patient focussed and leadership behaviours.

We are committed to maximising the use of Independent prescribing pharmacists and if you are not already a non-medical prescriber we will ensure you have the opportunity to gain this qualification.

The combination of responsibilities within this post will significantly facilitate your growth as an advanced pharmacy practitioner and we will support and encourage you to continue to progress with your professional development.

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For further information on this role please contact Peter Seymour, Clinical Pharmacy Manager on 01582 497168.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form.

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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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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