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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/01/2020.

111 IUC CAS Pharmacist

Job Reference: 278-111CAP-0120-SBW

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Assessment Team, Ashford
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has a vision to ‘support our staff to provide a caring, high quality and efficient urgent and emergency care service to our communities’. We are rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission, ‘Outstanding’ for Caring and ‘Outstanding’ for our Urgent and Emergency Care. Our aim is to continually improve and to reach outstanding across all areas of the Trust.

Our 4,000+ workforce provide services to 4.9m people across Kent, Surrey, Sussex and North East Hampshire. We handle over 1 million calls to 999 and 1 million calls to NHS 111 every year. More information regarding our services and locations can be found on our website

Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Clinical Advice Service (CAS) Pharmacist- Based in Ashford, Kent

This is an exciting time to join the SECAmb 111 IUC (Integrated Urgent Care) team as we are looking to expand our team of multi-disciplinary clinicians and in particular, increase our number of Pharmacists.

Full-time and part-time opportunities available, with the opportunity to combine this role with your existing role to enhance your skills and experience.

Salary - Band 7 - 37,570 - £43,772 + up to 60% unsocial hours uplift!

The NHS 111 IUC service provides telephone assessment to the general public wishing to contact a GP or seek general health advice and management.

The types of calls you will manage include prescription medication enquiries, minor illness, toxic ingestion and health information enquiries.

You will also support Clinical Advisors in both the NHS 111 IUC service and the Emergency Operations Centres (EOC) in 999, in addition to our A&E Field Operations teams.

Benefits include:

  • Excellent unsocial working hours uplift
  • Flexible working hours
  • Potential for remote working after 6 months
  • Generous NHS Pension
  • 27 days holiday, increasing over time with service

To be considered for this role, you must have at least three years post-registration experience working within a clinical environment, which could include Medicines Information. In addition to holding an appropriate UK Pharmacy Degree (BSc/MPharm), you will also need to be a member of the General Pharmaceutical Council. Holding an Independent Prescriber qualification or currently working towards this would be desirable but is not essential.

You will need knowledge and experience of providing clinical advice/information over the telephone. Experience of following NHS Pathways is useful, but not essential.

You will need excellent telephone communication skills, be self-motivated and able to manage your own work load.

We are looking for the following:

  • Permanent part-time contracts
  • Permanent full-time contracts
  • Rotas that include working weekdays, late afternoon into evenings, Saturdays and Sundays

There will be a requirement to work Bank Holidays in Ashford (Kent) and this will attract enhancements under Section 2 of the NHS Agenda for Change.

You would also be expected to work in partnership as an expert resource with GP out of hours, and the wider SECAmb organisation.

You would be line managed and accountable to the Operations Manager Clinical, with professional oversight provided by the Trust’s Chief Pharmacist.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Shannon Bowie-Wooler (Recruitment Advisor) on 07827552906 or email

We actively support equality of opportunity for all staff and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief. We are making progress towards our aim of reflecting the diversity of our community in our workforce and guarantee an interview to candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria specified. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and disabled applicants and from other under-represented groups.

Most of our roles will include some travel between sites. If the vacancy you’re applying for includes work related travel, you will be required to ensure that you hold and have covered the cost of suitable car insurance to support this.

If you have previously applied for this role and were deemed not appointable at any stage of the recruitment process, you cannot normally apply for the same or similar role for a minimum of six months from the date of application. This is to allow time for you to receive feedback and undergo the appropriate development.

Should you require an application form in an alternative format including large print or braille, please contact stating the vacancy reference number and we will be happy to provide this.

Due to the high volume of applications at SECAmb, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this particular occasion. Please be aware we may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

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