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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/11/2021.

Advanced Pharmacist (Technical Services)

Job Reference: 415-L21-616

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum pro rata

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the top-performing Trusts in the country, with an enviable patient satisfaction record, innovative services and cutting-edge technology. Rated fourth in the country for staff satisfaction we were recently chosen as one of the Health Service Journal’s best places to work.

We are a unique organisation delivering acute and community services coupled with integrated community health and social care that is organised around primary care.

As an integrated Trust, we provide care that is judged as excellent by our patients. Responses to the national inpatient, outpatient, maternity and staff surveys regularly put us in the top 20% of Trusts in England.

But on top of all that, we’re based in Devon – a county that’s regularly voted as the best place in Britain to live. With world-class beaches, picture-postcard villages, excellent schools and dynamic cities alive with culture, Devon has it all. We are sure you’ll love it here so make that move to a better life.

As the Advanced Pharmacist (Technical Services), you will be accountable to Lead Cancer Pharmacist. Your main role will be to supervise and manage the Pharmacy Aseptic Unit and homecare team. With the National Aseptic Implementation review in progress this is a great time to lead our pharmacy aseptic service. You will be expected to provide the strategic leadership necessary to ensure that the aseptic service meets the demands of the local community. You will also lead the team in preparing for the EL(97)52 audits and play a vital role in maintaining the Aseptic Unit quality system. Your duties will also include the preparation and approval of controlled documentation and training of various grades of staff. You will be part of an active multi-disciplinary team that provides aseptically dispensed medicines to patients within haematology, oncology, clinical trials, urology, rheumatology and other specialist clinical areas across Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

The successful candidate will have experience in good interpersonal, leadership and managerial skills. It is also essential that you will experience within a cancer services/aseptic role in a hospital setting. You will need to have excellent communication with the team and be able to work unsupervised to meet specific deadlines. Excellent team-working is also a priority and will contribute to service development and innovation within the aseptic team, driven by your own initiative and enthusiasm. Please see the Job description and/or person specification for further details. The post will be offered at Band 7 as a developmental post for candidates that do meet the criteria with the view that they will progress on to Band 8a position after 1-2 years in post.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity please do not hesitate to contact Nyasha Manomano (Lead Cancer Pharmacist) on 01271 322698.

Closing Date: 12 November 2021.

This post is subject to formal matching. The Band is confirmed but there may need to be some revision to the Job Description required in the future.

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are planning to formally join together in April 2022; subject to the necessary approvals from our Board, Governors and regulatory authorities. Over the last few years we have made good progress by working more closely together to tackle our shared challenges. However, both organisations believe that combining our strengths into a single organisation will put us in a stronger position to offer high quality, resilient services to the people of Devon now and in the future. Further information regarding the proposed NDHT and RD&E integration is available on each of the Trust websites.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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