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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/02/2020.

Principal Clinical Pharmacist and Prescribing Lead

Job Reference: 150-AD4235-COR

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Pharmacy, Prescribing
Brighton General Hospital, Brighton, East Sussex
£52,306-£60,983 per annum

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

A fantastic new opportunity has arisen to join the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust’s (SCFT) Medicines Management team. You will be instrumental in influencing and developing our Medicines Optimisation vision for the future including our clinical pharmacy service. We are looking for a highly motivated Clinical Pharmacist with people management experience and a good understanding of continuous quality improvements. You should have previous experience of working with patients with complex health needs and an ability to interact with a range of healthcare professionals at different levels.


You should preferably hold a prescribing qualification and be the Non-Medical Prescribing Lead for the Trust. You will be responsible for ensuring medicines management governance arrangements are maintained, and identifying areas for further improvement. You will be able to lead various projects related to medicines optimisation - we encourage staff to develop any special interests.


You will be responsible for coordinating a quality clinical pharmacy service with a strong focus on patient safety. You will line manage pharmacy staff including Senior Clinical Pharmacists in the fields of Child Development Services, MSK, Responsive Services and Primary Care. The post is based at Brighton General Hospital and the post holder will be expected to be able to travel across the Trust.


We are looking for a clinically experienced Pharmacist with strong clinical and interpersonal skills and the drive to develop both staff and the clinical pharmacy services. They will be patient-focused and proactive, and contribute towards providing a high quality pharmacy service to all our patients and staff. This exciting role requires an organised, flexible individual with excellent communication and leadership skills. You will be able to work independently as well as collaboratively and have good judgement to prioritise workload to meet deadlines.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Iben Altman, Chief Pharmacist

01273 696011 ext. 3074,

Sandhia Finch, Principal Clinical Pharmacist

01273 696011 ext. 2530,

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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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