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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/02/2020.

Deputy Head of Medicines Optimisation/Pharmacist (Operational)

Job Reference: 896-MAN2020-227

NHS Manchester CCG
Parkway Business Centre, Princess Road, Manchester
£61,777 - £72,597

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning is a single commissioner for health and social care, comprising a partnership between Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group and Manchester City Council.

Manchester currently has 87 GP practices, three major hospitals, a mental health trust, citywide social care services, a range of health improvement services, and many voluntary and community organisations.

The values of Manchester Health and Care Commissioning are Positive, Fair and Collaborative. They guide how we work with our colleagues, our communities and health and social care partners to improve the health of our population.

We are looking to recruit a Deputy Head of Medicines Optimisation (Operational) to provide leadership to our expanding practice-based Medicines Optimisation (MO) team.

Joining us at an exciting time in the team’s development, you will play a key role in developing the service and driving MO activities within the Manchester Primary Care Networks. As a member of the senior management team, you will use your comprehensive knowledge and experience to support the development and delivery of the Manchester MO strategy.

To succeed in the role, you will be required to work with key stakeholders in developing effective relationships, to support demonstratable improvements to medicines optimisation and clinical pharmacy delivery.

Political astuteness, determination and proven people management skills will be key to deliver improvement within a complex system.

As an effective communicator you will be able to quickly build effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

You will be joining an innovative, outcomes focused, fast paced team where opportunities exist to grow and develop your knowledge and skills.

If you want to join us on our journey and are passionate about making a difference to the people of Manchester, we would like to hear from you. In return, we offer a range of excellent benefits including a pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on entry and flexible working.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Kenny Li on orcall 0161 765 4085.


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MHCC is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive workforce culture. We support flexible working and will consider applications on a part-time or job share basis. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities, and we particularly welcome applicants who are currently under represented in our workforce. This includes but is not limited to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and disabled candidates.

Manchester Health and Care Partnership is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all applicants and employees and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

In line with the Equality Act 2010, we guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the post. To find out more please ensure you read our additional information section.

Personal development is supported through extensive training and development opportunities.

We offer a range of excellent benefits including a pension scheme, 27 days Annual Leave, access to NHS discounts, Cycle to Work Scheme and Childcare Vouchers.

New entrants to the NHS will start at the bottom of the pay band.

We welcome all feedback, please take a minute out to leave a few comments so we can continue to improve our services.

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