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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/09/2021.

Head of Medicines Optimisation

Job Reference: 894-BURCCG-1125

Bury Clinical Commissioning Group
Medicines Optimisation
NHS Bury CCG, Bury
£54,764 - £63,862

NHS Bury CCG: Head of Medicines Optimisation Band 8b (14 month maternity cover, 30hours/week)

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and highly motivated pharmacist as Head of Medicines Optimisation (Maternity leave cover).

This is an exciting time for pharmacy as we embark on the development of the Greater Manchester Integrated Care System further developing local Primary Care Networks and neighbourhood teams.

As a key member of the leadership team you will engage and work in collaboration with pharmacy leaders and their teams across Bury and Greater Manchester to develop and implement the Integrated Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation (IPMO) plan.

The post holder will lead an effective and efficient medicines optimisation team. You will shape and deliver the medicines optimisation work programme.

We are looking for an individual with a genuine passion for medicines optimisation. You should have experience of working within Primary Care at a senior level. In return for your commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism, the CCG offers a supportive and friendly environment where development of individuals and teams is key to achieving our aspirations.

This post is a 14 month maternity cover, as a fixed-term contract or secondment.

If you would like further information or an informal chat, please contact 07976622936

Greater Manchester Integrated Care System (ICS)

In February 2021 the Government announced a number of new measures as part of a proposed Health and Care Bill, including the creation of statutory Integrated Care Systems(ICSs).

In Greater Manchester we have been working as an ICS for the last five years – with strong working partnerships between health and social care and the voluntary sector. The creation of a statutory ICS will formalise the arrangementswe have in place and mark another positive step in our journey, which started with the health and care devolution deal in 2015. The statutory ICS will include a new ICS NHS Body and Health and Care Partnership Board.

From April 2022 (subject to national legislative approval) the commissioning duties of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), including their functions and roles, will transfer to be delivered as part of the new Greater Manchester ICS NHS Body. This will mean that functions and roles may be delivered differently in the future, with place based and Greater Manchester-level teams working alongside each other.

If you wish to read further details about the proposed changes details can be found at (Integrating Care- next steps to building strong and effective-integrated care systems).

Please note this vacancy may close early after a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Due to the global pandemic our team is currently working from home, so new staff can expect a warm ‘virtual’ welcome but will need to have the ability to build relationships whilst working from home. Although this has been a change to our usual way of working and has required some adaption to our approach, we’ve found it to be working successfully and applicants should be able to work from home and be comfortable in working in this way until we are able to return to the office.

Please also note that if you are short listed for interview you will be contacted via email and it is important that you check your email regularly. If you do not hear from us by four weeks after the closing date then you may assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

As a fair collection notice for all NHS employees previous service details will be requested electronically from their previous employer.

The successful candidate will be subject to the completion of satisfactory probationary period.

The organisation will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

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Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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