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Advanced Specialist Pharmacist MSS/UGGs and Professional Development

Job Reference: 358-1467397-CSI-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Advanced Specialist Pharmacist MSS/UGGs and Training
LRI/LGH/GH, Leicester
£44,606 to £50,819 Per An

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced pharmacist to join the Pharmacy team in a split role (50:50) as Advanced Specialist Pharmacist for Specialist Surgery and Professional Development.

Professional Development -

Please see attached Job Plan for the Professional Development part of the role. The post holder will support the training and development of band 7 pharmacists to ensure that they have sufficient knowledge, skills and competence to meet the standards required by relevant bodies, UHL, patients and service users. The successful candidate will work with De Montfort University and the University of Leicester to ensure that the clinical visits and medical student training programmes are well organised, facilitated and evaluated. You will also be responsible for helping to manage study leave and courses funded through the professional development budget.

Specialist Surgery -

The successful candidate will be required to work alongside clinicians, nursing staff, allied health care professionals and senior management in order to deliver safe, high quality and cost effective pharmaceutical care to patients within ophthalmology, ENT, plastics and maxillofacial services. This will include medicines optimisation in day case, outpatient and in-patient settings and supporting in the management of drug budgets to these services. You will be required to provide senior operational support to the wider MSS and UGGS clinical pharmacy team and alongside the Lead Pharmacist for MSS&UGGs, support the

development of clinical pharmacy services to these CMGs in line with the Pharmacy Department’s strategic plan.
The role is based across the three main sites within UHL. The post holder will be expected to participate in evening, weekend, bank holiday and on-call duties.

You must be a qualified pharmacist with post-registration experience in pharmacy practice. You will be expected to work both independently and as part of a team, should display enthusiasm and an ability to innovate and must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Leila Bahadur – Principal Pharmacist for Professional Development and Clinical Assurance via email: or phone: 07950887992
Anna Stacey – CMG Lead Pharmacist for MSS&UGGs via email: or phone: 07960858172

Informal visits and discussions are strongly welcomed and recommended.

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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.

UK Registration

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

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