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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/06/2020.

Pharmacist Associate Director of Medicines Optimisation

Job Reference: 262-A-20-69109

Employer:
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC)
Department:
200065 CIC Pharmacy
Location:
Trustwide, Cumbria
Salary:
£63,751 - £73,664 per annum

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) have merged to form North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Joining forces is an historic step in the journey to truly join up health and care services for a happier, healthier population in Cumbria. As a result of the two organisations working closely together with our partners we are already being regarded nationally as a leading edge integrated care system.

The Trust encourages applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and is committed to having a workforce that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.


We are looking for an experienced pharmacist to lead and manage medicines optimisation in our Integrated Care Trust.

The post is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to take the trust forward.

The pharmacy service in North Cumbria is undergoing transition and has the support of the Trust to bid for funding for an electronic prescribing and medicines administration system Advanced Clinical Practitioners in mental health.

There are pharmacy teams based in community hospitals across North, West and East Cumbria and in the West Cumberland Infirmary Whitehaven and the Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle. We also support some Cumbria wide services and provide Offender Healthcare services in HMP Haverigg.

Reporting directly to the Head of Service (Clinical Director of Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation/Chief Pharmacist) the successful candidate will act as the professional lead for quality governance in Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation and as a clinical expert for medicines safety practice. You will act as the Trust’s Medicines Safety Officer (MSO) registered with NHS England and will be responsible for coordinating the response to clinical incidents and complaints relating to the pharmacy service and medication incidents with a trust-wide impact.

Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation at the Trust are well developed, but are also currently benefitting from additional funding through successful business cases to expand our clinical teams and services. We aim to provide high quality care with an emphasis on services to patients, through a modernised lean process.

Applicants should have significant experience working at a senior level and be able to demonstrate experience of supporting and leading on safety and governance initiatives.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability




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We welcome your feedback via NHS jobs to how we can improve our recruitment service and we hope to see you working for us soon.


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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