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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’.

Our 3,500 staff provide services to 4.7m 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.

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

The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity of all staff. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, any disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, The Trust aspires to reflect the diversity of our community in our workforce and guarantees an interview to candidates with disability who meet the essential criteria specified. We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian, ethnic minority, and disabled applicants and those from other under-represented groups.

When completing the application please use your passport name and please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

If you have previously applied for this role and was 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 the candidate to receive feedback and undergo the appropriate development.

Should you require an application form in an alternative format off line, please contact stating the vacancy reference number and we will be happy to provide this.

When completing the reference section, please include details to cover the last 3 years history.

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 note that we contact all applicants via NHS Jobs and would advise you check your NHS Jobs account regularly.

Please be aware that the trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applicants are received.

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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.

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