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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/10/2019.

Lead Specialist Pharmacist - Surgical Directorate

Job Reference: 347-1920628

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Surgical Directorate
Southport District General Hospital, Southtport
£44,606 - £ 50,819 per an

Working at Southport and Ormskirk means joining a team of 3,000 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being.

We’re a friendly bunch who’ll give you the opportunities to grow your skills and make an impact that gets noticed.

We have a new and dynamic leadership team that’s starting to shape how we’ll care for patients in the years ahead. It’s an exciting time we want people like you to be part of.

So, whether you’re starting out, settling down or simply looking for the next step in your career, there’s a role for you at Southport and Ormskirk.

Lead Specialist Pharmacist - Surgical Directorate

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust


Part time 22.5 hours per week

Band 8a

£ 44 606 - £ 50 819 per annum, pro rata

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

We are looking for an enthusiastic member to join our team to lead our specialist pharmacist cover to the surgical directorate within the Trust

Applicants should have a clinical diploma or equivalent qualification and experience in providing a clinical pharmacy service to patients in the peri-operative period.

The post holder will manage the Pharmacy Service to the Surgical Directorate, Theatres and pre-op clinics within Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust. This includes reviewing current practices, procedures and policies in line with professional and government guidelines, audit of the service provided to patients and planning, implementing and developing services as necessary.

The Trust currently have numerous surgical specialities and have developed enhanced recovery pathways in orthopaedic and gastro-intestinal surgery. The post-holder will continue to input into such pathways to optimise the medications for elective surgical patients and build upon the established relationships with the surgical directorate .

We will support training towards a non-medical prescribing qualification if not already obtained, and any leadership/development opportunities that arise for the successful applicant.

The post involves participation in the late night and weekend rota, and in the emergency cover on-call rota (approximate frequency 1 in 15). The post holder will be based at Southport District General Hospital but may be required to work at other Trust sites on occasion.

  • We can offer you,
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development supported by our own programmes tailored to meet your needs.
  • Forward thinking and problem solving approaches within department

Advertised Date - 18th September 2019

Closing Date - 7th October 2019

Interview Date - 18th October 2019

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults and children) disclosure

For further details / informal visits contact:

Vicki Caton, Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager

Laura Gibson, Deputy Chief Pharmacist

01704 704166

Please apply online and expect all future correspondence relating to your application via email. This includes Invitation to Interview. We do not pay interview expenses.

Should your application be successful we will require a reference/references covering a minimum period of three years from your current/most recent employer. Wherever possible provide an email address for your referees.

If you are shortlisted we are required to check your documents to establish both your identity and your right to work in this country at interview. We require at least one item of photographic documentation.

Non-EEA candidates will need immigration sponsorship. You can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post.

You must complete a Declaration of Fitness to Practice form if the post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) assessment, and return it prior to interview. Trust policy is to charge successful applicants for DBS fees.

In submitting an application, you authorise the Trust to confirm any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT process or paper staff transfer form, should you be appointed.

We reserve the right to close the job early should we receive a high volume of applications.

We are unable to respond to all applicants. If you are selected for interview you will be advised within maximum of 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.

UK Registration

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

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