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Lead Pharmacist - Medicines Management

Job Reference: 317-2020-38-22-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Regional Drugs & Therapeutics - RVI
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

Are you looking for a new challenging and rewarding role? An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen to join the Prescribing Support Team at the Regional Drug and Therapeutics Centre (RDTC).

The Centre delivers a range of regional and national information services relating to prescribing and medicines optimisation, pharmacy, therapeutics and adverse drug reaction monitoring. We work closely with the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority to act as the Yellow Card Centre, Northern & Yorkshire for adverse drug reaction monitoring.

We require an enthusiastic and motivated individual to come and join our like-minded team. This post is suitable for someone who has experience in providing prescribing advice or medicines management within primary or secondary care in the NHS.

The post holder will participate in the work of the Prescribing Support Unit by providing expert advice on medicines management issues and in the preparation of materials for our publications or prescribing analysis report series.

They will also attend and support medicines management groups across the North of England. This may involve travel outside of the region but currently this is via virtual meetings. A postgraduate qualification in clinical pharmacy or relevant area to diploma level or above is essential, as is evidence of all essential criteria as advertised.

A comprehensive package of training can be provided in the specialist information services provided. A wide range of experience and skills can be gained from working at the RDTC. The Centre is committed to its staff and provide a comprehensive range of training and development. You will also benefit from flexible working, including the option for a proportion of home working once training is successfully completed and a friendly and supportive environment.

The RDTC is happy to support clinical placements to enable use of Independent Prescribing qualifications or simply to help maintain a patient facing element to your role; and look at possibilities of job share or reduced hours. It is a dynamic and friendly organisation that provides a unique mix of services to primary care prescribers and stakeholder organisations across the North of England. The Centre is hosted by the Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust and housed on Newcastle University Campus in the centre of the city of Newcastle.

Full Time 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week






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