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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/04/2021.

Clinical Pharmacist

Job Reference: 839-3015448-HS

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Woodlands House, Norwich
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

NCH&C is proud to be the first standalone NHS community trust in the UK to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our focus is on continually improving the quality of care we offer to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another. Praising NCH&C’s “compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels”, the CQC observed that our staff are well supported to make positive changes and innovations.

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is committed to continuing to create a modern and inclusive work environment. As part of this commitment we actively promote flexible working opportunities where possible, to meet the needs and wishes of our workforce to maintain and improve their wellbeing. The trust offers a range of flexibility, including flexible working patterns, and we would encourage you to discuss this with the recruiting before or during the application process if this would interest you.

We welcome applications from people who share our values and can help us deliver outstanding care in our local community.

Pharmacy professional – 1 full time post (permanent) for early years pharmacist / provisionally registered pharmacist

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is pleased to offer the opportunity to join our Outstanding rated Trust in Norwich as a Clinical Pharmacist within our growing medicines management team.The post will cover medicines optimisation activities building an in-house team to replace an external ‘Service Level Agreement’ pharmacy ward service.

You will work flexibly in multi disciplinary teams, embedded in the medicines management team, to deliver medicines optimisation in the trust improving pharmaceutical care for patients. EPMA is a key part of the medicine optimisation strategy and you will develop new digital skills, supported by the digital & project management teams and senior pharmacists.

You will need excellent communication skills to successfully deliver person centred care for a wide variety of patients and effectively support nursing, medical, digital and ward teams.

Why apply?

Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust comprises of 10 inpatient wards. There are opportunities to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team on the rehabilitation units, as well as on the specialist wards, which include palliative care, stroke and neurological rehabilitation units. Pharmacy services are provided to these units Mon-Fri across the Trust – you will be free to organise your working week. In addition, there will also be a CPD opportunity through participation in a Clinical Pharmacy diploma.

We welcome applications from provisionally registered pharmacists, pre-registration pharmacists & pharmacy professionals looking to move sector. If you have the skills and motivation to learn and work in our flexible and changing environment to improve pharmaceutical care for patients we would like to hear from you.

Norfolk is a great place to live with culture & heritage, coast & seaside, countryside and the broads as well as shopping, night life and restaurants/cafes.

How to make your application successful

The generic job description for this post can be found in the documents. In your supporting statement tell us why you have the skills matched to the person specification to be adapt and thrive in a multi disciplinary environment, develop as a leader and be a champion for safety and improvement.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Gregory Arthur

Job title Patient Safety Pharmacist

Email address

Equal Opportunities - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Disability Confident Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status - Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Redeployment - Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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