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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/10/2020.

Advanced Specialist Pharmacist - Clinical Education.

Job Reference: 382-PH25-20

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool
£45,753 to £51,668 per annum plus £2400 EDC paymen

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated on the Fylde Coast just a 45 minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary services in haematology, cystic fibrosis, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resorts, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the Blackpool Tower. This seaside town also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round its local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance. Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals is a large acute trust with specialities including Haematology, Oncology, Cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery. We are a progressive department of 130 staff providing a comprehensive and well-developed pharmacy service.

We are looking for an individual to work with our Education and training Lead to provide a comprehensive and high quality clinical medicine and therapeutics education and training programme. Although the emphasis will be on medical education there will be scope to be involved with all clinical education in conjunction with the Lead pharmacist.

This key post within the department requires an enthusiastic pharmacist with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a sound clinical knowledge.

This post is attractive to the candidate with a keen interest in developing services and shaping future healthcare professionals whilst maintaining their clinical skills.

This role has 2 main components incorporating an extensive involvement in the medical education team and a strong clinical ward commitment.

The medical education role needs an individual with experience in developing and delivering training to healthcare professionals in a variety of formats and settings. They need to be motivated and enthusiastic about the benefits of clinical pharmacist involvement in medical education, understand the drivers but also the external pressures of this role. It will involve working with the lead pharmacist, Trust Medical Education team, the wider regional groups and HEIs in order to develop and deliver the highest quality teaching and training to our medical staff both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The candidate will be able to design and develop teaching in areas such as safe prescribing, medicines optimisation, therapeutics and calculations. There is also an additional benefit of helping medical trainees to develop multidisciplinary working.

There are exciting opportunities to work with the lead pharmacist to develop the pharmacist role within interprofessional education in the Trust.

It is expected you will have a clinical ward commitment to maintain and develop your skills within a speciality. This will also allow you to develop trainee and

junior pharmacists whilst they are on rotation through that speciality. Opportunity to take on pre-registration tutoring and mentor clinical diploma students is also available.

Depending on the individual there may be potential to study for a further post grad teaching or clinical qualifications.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameVanya FidlingJob titleAssistant Director of Pharmacy – Clinical services.Email addressVanya.Fidling@nhs.netTelephone number01253 953202Additional contact information

If you would like to join our team and would like further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Vanya Fidling on 01253 953202

or email or the Lead Clinical Education and Training Pharmacist Helen Jones on the above number or

What happens next?

Please ensure that you read the person specification (attached below) BEFORE you begin the application, as your application WILL be screened using this specification.

Any invitation to attend an interview will be sent to you via the email address you provide, so please ensure this is correct. If you do not receive a response within three weeks, then you should assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

If you are currently employed by another NHS organisation and have been formally notified as being "at risk", please notify the recruitment team on 01253 957001 to highlight your application (providing, of course, you meet the essential criteria for the post

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Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines, this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time, nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.

The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert.

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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