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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/01/2022.

Rotational Clinical Pharmacist

Job Reference: 415-L21-742

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata

An opportunity has arisen to join our small and dynamic clinical pharmacy team. Based in the stunning rural location of North Devon you will be close to the local beaches and Exmoor.

The purpose of this role is to support the pharmacy department vision - 'Getting medicines right by ensuring their safe, effective and timely use throughout the patient journey'. This is achieved through a high level of medicine reconciliation, discharge facilitation and availability at ward level for pharmacy interventions and advice.

You will join the trust at an exciting time as we work towards implementation of our electronic prescribing system. The post holder will rotate through medicine, surgery, paediatrics, mental health and technical services. The post holder will be expected to support clinical screening and accuracy checking within the pharmacy department. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the on-call pharmacy service and weekend working.

This is a permanent substantive contract, ideally suited to an individual looking to gain experience in hospital pharmacy. Applications from newly qualified pharmacists or pharmacists currently working in community pharmacy are welcome and we would support the transition into hospital pharmacy. The post holder will be supported to complete a clinical pharmacy diploma within the role.

If you are interested in applying for this post or wish to ask any questions about the role, please do not hesitate to contact Hayley Carr (clinical pharmacy manager) - hayley.carr, tel - 01271 335989

Closing Date: 7th January 2022

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022. To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.

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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