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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/06/2019.

Lead Pharmacist Education and Training

Job Reference: 416-PC4045A

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
416 Pharmacy - General
£44,606 -£50,819

It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care.

The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Job Reference Number: 416-PC4045A

Job Title: Lead Pharmacist Education & Training

Name of Department: Pharmacy

Band: 8a

Hours: 37.5 plus weekend and evening working plus EDC

Closing date: 07/06/2019

Expected Interview date: TBC


What will I be doing in my new role?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive Pharmacist to join our award winning Education and Training team where patient experience and safety is at the heart of everything we do.


The post holder will be responsible for the ongoing development and delivery of the Pharmacy Education and Training Programme both within Pharmacy and the Trust to medical, nursing staff and allied healthcare professionals.


There will be a specialist clinical commitment with this role working within our experienced and caring clinical team according to your previous clinical experience.


As part of the Pharmacy Senior Team the post holder will have strategic oversight of Pharmacy Education and Training and will provide leadership to our established Education and Training Team whose work has been recognised by the Trust by receiving a Trust award in 2018 for Excellence in Education and Training.


The Trust has close links with the University of Hertfordshire and you will spend one day each week as Academic Link Pharmacist working at the university site.


Significant experience of working in a hospital pharmacy in an education and training role is essential.


What about the department I will join?


We have recently completed a Pharmacy Transformation Programme to include refurbishment of the department and adoption of the latest technology to include a Chemotherapy EPMA system, automated robotic and controlled drug dispensing and e-Rostering.


You will also participate in EDC, late night, weekend and bank holiday rotas.


We are committed to personal development and you will also have the opportunity to undertake further training relevant to the role.


For further details please contact Julia Callaghan, Deputy Chief Pharmacist (Operations) on 01234 355122 ext 6225 or Elizabeth Curtis, Principal Pharmacist, Planned Care and Women’s and Children on 01234 355122 ext 6264.


Want to know more?

Bedford Hospital is situated in a beautiful part of the UK in the county of Bedfordshire. Bedford is a riverside town with easy access to quiet unspoilt countryside, which can become useful after a fulfilling shift. Bedford is one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented.


It now provides a wide range of services which include beds for Care of the Elderly, ENT, General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Neonatal, Obstetrics, Oncology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Vascular Surgery, Breast Surgery and Urology. A modern Accident and Emergency Department includes a 6-bedded observation ward. The Critical Care Complex provides both High Dependency and Intensive Care beds to a maximum capacity of 12 beds.


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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.

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