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Lead Pharmacist Education and Training

Job Reference: 416-PC4045A

Employer:
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Department:
416 Pharmacy - General
Location:
Bedford
Salary:
£44,606 -£50,819

Bedford NHS Trust is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”.

It’s a great time to be joining our team as we progress plans to join with our colleagues at Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to become a new Foundation Trust.

The Trust Boards of Bedford Hospital and Luton and Dunstable University Hospital have agreed to explore plans to merge and form one NHS Trust. Under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust, both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. All key services will remain on both sites and will be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. This will bring many benefits for patients including much improved continuity of care.


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.

 

Important Application Information:

Your referee’s email addresses must be business/corporate email addresses. Private email addresses such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, BTInternet, Sky etc., will not be accepted.




Candidate Care

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust values employee care highly. We will ensure all applicants receive some form of notification/decision throughout the application process. Please ensure your application details are correct as the majority of correspondence is sent digitally (Email / Text).

Please note that we do execute the right to close vacancies early should it be deemed that a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Equality & Diversity and Inclusion

Bedford, a fantastic place to live, It’s one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented. We too are an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible so we particularly welcome applications from BAME groups.

The Trust is equally keen to receive applications from any of the 9 protected characteristics as we do not tolerate any form of discrimination within the trust.

Safeguarding

We take safeguarding very seriously at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust to ensure the safety of our patients which includes children and vulnerable adults. Successful applicants’ offer of employment will be subject to stringent pre-employment checks which include DBS, valid references and more. Please note that providing false information is an offence and could result in the application being rejected; or summary dismissal/police action if an applicant has been selected. We have also implemented this into the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

A copy of the DBS code of Practice is available on request.

Probationary Period

For all Agenda for Change posts these are subject to the successful completion of a probationary period of 6 months within which the notice period for both you and Bedford Hospital NHS Trust is Four weeks.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

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



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