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

Lead Specialist Pharmacist - Medicines Information

Job Reference: 347-1916895

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Southport District General Hospital, Southport
£44,606-£50,819 per annum

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 - Medicines Information

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust

Pharmacy Department


22.5 Hours

Band 8a

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

Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

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 require an Specialist Pharmacist with a keen interest in Medicines Information to join our expanding clinical team who will take lead responsibility to develop our Medicines Information service for the Trust. The successful applicant will be part of an established, supportive and innovative Medicines Information Pharmacy team working closely with the Trust Drugs and Therapeutics Committee, Pan Mersey Area Prescribing Committee and the Trust Clinical leads. You will lead in coordination of the provision of researched, evidence-based, accurate medicines information to a range of disciplines within the Trust. You will also audit, monitor and develop the Medicines Information Service within the Trust in line with national and local developments and guidelines and user feedback.

You will have a post graduate qualification in Clinical Pharmacy and will have recent experience in the pharmaceutical care of acute medical and surgical patients. Applicants should be able to demonstrate being an excellent communicator, enthusiastic, adaptable, able to work both as a team member and as an individual. Ideally you will have some experience of line-managing and/or mentoring junior pharmacists and trainees. Participation in teaching , clinical audit and practice research is encouraged and will be supported. We also encourage development of Pharmacists in areas such as non-medical prescribing and management skills.

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.

Advertised Date - 18th September 2019

Closing Date - 7th October 2019

Interview Date - 17th October 2019

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adult’s and children’s disclosure).

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ms Laura Gibson - Deputy Chief Pharmacist

Ms Vicki Caton - Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager

(Please contact ; Gill Hassall or Kelly Sykes on 01704 704612 to arrange an informal visit or telephone conversation about the post)

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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