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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/02/2020.

Pharmacy Lead & Advanced Cardiovascular Pharmacist

Job Reference: 104-CCG-5528TG

NHS West Hampshire CCG
104 Medicines Management (782156)
£52,306 to £60,983 pa

West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (WHCCG) is responsible for planning and commissioning local health services for its 550,000 residents. We are an ambitious organisation with big plans for the health of local people and are looking for equally ambitious people to join us. We have some exciting and innovative ideas for extended clinical roles involving a fully-integrated pharmacy team.

An opportunity for a pharmacist with a special interest in cardiovascular medicine to undertake a secondment in primary care. Although hosted by West Hampshire CCG Medicines Optimisation Team, the post will involve working closely with Public Health England, Hampshire County Council Public Health experts and senior clinicians within primary care. We are aiming to improve the health of our local populations by reducing the number of deaths caused by heart attack and stroke.

The post holder will work as part of a dynamic team with specific responsibility for implementing the Hampshire Healthy Hearts project in two pilot areas, i.e. Andover and Gosport. This will include identifying patients with sub-optimal cholesterol levels, undertaking comprehensive medication reviews with patients to optimise their medicines and conducting consultations to discuss cardiovascular risk, encouraging patient-centred care and shared decision-making, as well as building relationships between healthcare professionals involved in their care. The post holder will provide professional support to the Project Manager and contribute to the evaluation of the project to ensure sustainability of medicines optimisation interventions. The role will present opportunities for integrated working with local CCG Medicines Optimisation teams and Public Health England.

We are able to offer excellent benefits for our staff including generous leave arrangements, free car parking, childcare vouchers, an excellent pension scheme, opportunities for further training and development and a commitment to our own staff health and wellbeing.

If you are looking for a job that really does make a difference for people, want to help improve health services in this area and want to work with inspirational and professional people, then you should consider applying for this job.

The position is offered for a one-year fixed term secondment from other NHS organisations on a full-time, part-time or job-share basis and subject to a six month probationary period. Additional training for suitable candidates will be available. More details are provided in the job description and person specification but if you would like further information contact Liz Corteville

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Telephone Number: 023 8062 7574 or 07979 337024



Please note the following before applying:

1. Closing date: we reserve the right to amend the closing date based upon the number of applications received. Vacancies attracting a high volume of applications may therefore close earlier than advertised.

2. 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 Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website.

3. Unsuccessful applications: if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of your application, we regret that you will not have been offered an interview on this occasion.

4. Criminal records: due to the requirements of certain roles, a Disclosure and Barring System (DBS) disclosure must be obtained by the organisation. Please be aware that anyone who is included in the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) barred lists will commit an offence if they engage, or seek or offer to engage, in a regulated activity from which they are barred.

5. General: this post will be subject to review under the relevant NHS Terms and Conditions of Service.

6. New employees to the CCG will be subject to a probationary period of six months (some exemptions apply, please refer to the CCGs policy for full details).

7. Agenda for Change: If you are successful and are joining from a non-NHS background, there will be an expectation that you will be engaged from the bottom of the band. If you would to review the Agenda for Change pay scales in more detail and to view other benefits from working in the NHS, please visit the Agenda for Change website to view further details.

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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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