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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/01/2020.

Senior Clinical Pharmacist – Community Services

Job Reference: 412-COMM-989

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

Senior Clinical Pharmacist – Community Services Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership

37.5 hours per week

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a vibrant and creative Foundation Trust which provides secondary and healthcare services across a wide part of Cheshire. The ethos of the Trust is that quality and safety comes first.

MCHFT is a 550 bedded general hospital located in the Cheshire countryside conveniently located 2 miles north of Crewe and in easy reach of Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent and Liverpool.

The Trust is joined together with the local community services and the Community Services Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership and this relationship is fully established.

The position of a senior clinical pharmacist for community services was developed to support this Partnership. This role is embedded in the partnership organisation to deliver safe and effective pharmaceutical services.

The role will encompass:

  • Service development and promoting the Medicines Optimization agenda
  • Ensuring safe practice and reducing medication associated risk
  • Education and training of community staff including NMPs.
  • PGD development.
  • Facilitation of adherence to NICE standards including Medicines Optimisation
  • Audit
  • Medication use reporting and investigation, prescribing trend reporting and contributing to cost improvement initiatives
  • Ongoing support of the pharmacy technician administering medicines in specialist schools
  • Working with the CCICP Multidisciplinary team.

The successful candidate will be able to use their skills and knowledge to see the bigger picture, see things for numerous stakeholders’ perspectives and strive to deliver a high quality community service. This post will be ideal for a pharmacist, who is motivated by service improvement, wants to work collaboratively and who wants to make a positive impact on patient care.

This post requires travel between sites and therefore the post-holder must have a driving license and access to their own transport.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as are our people who foster a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

All employees are encouraged to look after their health and wellbeing, and this includes not smoking. Smoking cessation advice and support can be accessed by all our staff right from the start of their employment with us. If you would like further information please ask our recruitment team.


  • Correspondence will be sent to the email address registered to your NHS Jobs account
  • Recruitment is based on the Trust's values and behaviours
  • Please provide a contact email address for referees
  • Appointments are subject to a 6 month probationary period
  • You will be required to pay for a DBS disclosure where the post requires one
  • MCHFT does not reimburse travel to interview expenses
  • Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact or tel. 01270 273937 to discuss

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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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