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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/09/2022.

Bank Pharmacist

Job Reference: 470-BANK-PHARMACIST-2021

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Bank Staff
Newport Isle of Wight
Dependent on experience

We’re thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

Why wouldn’t you choose the Isle of Wight NHS Trust?

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users. Every day brings a fresh challenge to our staff and being part of our island gives you the opportunity to work as one cohesive team.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities The island offers our visitors and residents an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year round events, festivals and award-winning attractions..

Our top priority in the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is to protect our patients, our staff and our community.

Where possible, interviews are currently being conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Until further notice, all patients and visitors to Isle of Wight Trust sites will be required to wear a face covering.

At the IOW NHS Trust we are committed to putting the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleague and therefore we would recommend that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and that you understand that we are treating COVID-19 positive patients within our services.

Bank Pharmacist

Pharmacy Department

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, Isle of Wight

Salary:Dependent on experience

Casual hours

We’re thrilled that you are thinking of joining us.

Bank Pharmacists

The Trust Staff Bank requires General Pharmaceutical Council registered pharmacists to work in the Pharmacy department and across the wider Trust. You should have a problem solving approach and be a professional role model. You will be able use your own initiative and be able to manage difficult situations as well as having the ability to work under pressure.

The hours are varied and flexible. Please note this is not a permanent post.

The Isle of Wight is unique in combining acute, ambulance, community, mental health and learning disability services in a single Trust, creating a truly ‘joined up’ integrated approach to healthcare. The Pharmacy department which is based out of St Mary’s Hospital is energetic and forward looking, with a strong culture of patient safety and service quality. We believe in technology supporting excellent clinical practice and releasing time to care, with electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) embedded in practice across the Trust and used creatively to enhance clinical practice, a fully integrated medicines management system that interfaces EPMA seamlessly with dispensing, stock control, clinical area automated medicines cabinetry and robotics within the pharmacy department.

The Island:

The Isle of Wight is easily reached from Portsmouth, Lymington and Southampton by ferry, catamaran or hovercraft with a fast train from London, and the hospital is only a short bus journey from all ferry terminals. The island offers a huge range of leisure pursuits, with 65 miles of coastline for water sports, and hosts several international sports and music events. Supported hospital accommodation is available on site, and alternative accommodation is available near the ferries if preferred.

Crossing the Solent:

Hovercraft travel – Trust employees (including those on the bank) have access to travelcards to use on a “when required basis” which can result in each crossing being only being £3.90

Wightlink ferries – Trust employees (including those on the bank) are able to access a single passenger fare for £6.20 on the FastCat or vehicle ferry. They can also access a single vehicle fare for only £29

How to find out more?

All potential applications are strongly advised to arrange an informal chat with the lead pharmacist for patient flow and/or a visit to the friendly department. To arrange please contact Michael Hislop via or 01983 822099 x. 5474

Important information

  • There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

  • Please ensure you check your email address provided is correct on your application form and ensure you check your spam/junk inbox for any automated NHS Jobs emails.

  • Employment at Isle of Wight NHS Trust is offered subject to a successful Probationary Period.

  • In submitting an application form, you authorise Isle of Wight NHS Trust to:

1) Confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

2) Transfer data provided to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems in order to support and manage your recruitment and employment.

3) Use recruitment information provided for the purpose of checking your Professional Registration online (where applicable) or essential qualifications as required

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) By submitting your application, you accept IOW NHS Trust will use and hold your personal data for the intended purpose and in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Equality Statement We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all our employees as well as maintaining a workforce that reflects our local communities we serve.

In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can be made as required.

The NHS and primary care define flexible working as "an arrangement which supports an individual to have greater choice in when... where and how they work" - flexible working arrangements are supported and can be discussed in relation to any advertised role.

UK Registration

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

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