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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/11/2019.

Federation Senior Clinical Pharmacist

Job Reference: J183-A-19-53465

Central Advertising - Other
Barnet Federated GPs
Band 8a

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.

Senior Clinical Pharmacist

We are looking for a Senior Clinical Pharmacist to join our friendly, dynamic and progressive organisation.

About Barnet Federated GPs

Barnet Federated GPs CIC is a not for profit organisation, putting GPs and healthcare professionals at the forefront of Primary Healthcare provision in Barnet. The Federation is building a large clinical team who will work as one in developing Primary Care Services in Barnet and will support Primary Care Networks.


The Federation was formed in 2015 and aims to improve the quality of health in Barnet through sustainable primary care. Its current membership consists of all 52 primary care practices within the borough. Although we are a private company, we hold a strong affiliation to the NHS, its constitution and guiding principles.


The Role

The Senior Clinical Pharmacist role will work with primary care networks and their respective pharmacist teams to develop and run processes for medicines optimisation, systems for safer prescribing and help achieve the network Direct Enhanced Services (DES). As Senior Clinical Pharmacist you will be responsible for leadership and supervision of the clinical pharmacist team, including training and mentoring. You will also provide leadership on quality improvement and clinical audit, as well as managing the delivery of QIPP savings pan-Barnet.

The Candidate

As the Senior Clinical Pharmacist, you will have a post-graduate diploma or higher degree in clinical pharmacy and will be an independent prescriber. You will need to be self-motivated and able to work on your own, whilst also integrating with existing teams in primary care networks. You will have excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills together with a good working knowledge of primary care and the challenges facing medicines management in the new NHS.

Experience in General Practice would be an advantage but is not essential if the applicant is clinically up-to-date and understands the process of a full medication review in the primary care setting.

The Job Description, which includes the Person Specification, provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirement for this role.

What we offer

Whilst the Barnet Federated GPs does not follow Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions, but we do offer attractive employment benefits including:

  • NHS Pension
  • Generous annual leave
  • Flexible working
  • Easy transport links
  • Supportive working environment in General Practice
  • Continuous Professional Development Programmes


How to Apply

To apply, please submit a copy of your CV or through NHS Jobs. Please note, we are open to secondments as well as substantive appointments.

If you would like an informal discussion regarding this role, please do contact Natalie Cumming, who is our Business Manager and she will arrange a call with the Clinical Lead. Her contact details are 0203 982 9800 or email

If you are successful for interview you will contacted directly

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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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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.

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