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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/02/2020.

Specialist Pharmacist

Job Reference: 262-A-19-65549

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC)
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) have merged to form North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Joining forces is an historic step in the journey to truly join up health and care services for a happier, healthier population in Cumbria. As a result of the two organisations working closely together with our partners we are already being regarded nationally as a leading edge integrated care system.

The Trust encourages applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and is committed to having a workforce that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Pharmacy team at the North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (NCIC). Our trust provides a variety of healthcare services including acute and community, covering parts of the Lake District and is also close to the beautiful Scottish Borders.

Due to the development of an Integrated Care System in North Cumbria, additional funding has been awarded to the pharmacy team to expand and develop the clinical pharmacy services across acute hospitals and community services. NCIC also offers a wide variety of specialities including; specialist surgery and nutrition, renal, orthopaedics, respiratory, cardiology, women & children, sexual health, specialist dental services, dermatology, ENT, general medicine and emergency care. . We are looking for highly motivated rotational and non-rotational band 7 pharmacists to support our advanced specialist pharmacists. There are several permanent and one fixed term contract of 1 year to cover mat leave available.

A rotational programme of clinical specialities can be offered to ensure individual development with specialist support. In one of these roles you will build on previous experience, developing greater autonomy and responsibility for the clinical pharmacy service you will be delivering. Alternatively you may wish to further develop your clinical skills in a fixed position e.g. cardiology, women & children, renal.

You will be a conscientious and forward-thinking individual and you will have responsibility for the delivery of a high quality clinical service and working within service development projects. You will have good organisational skills along with a strong team spirit; working alongside Pharmacists and Technical Support Staff to support multidisciplinary teams.

You will work closely with and be supported by senior pharmacists to continue your development in pharmacy practice and career progression. The ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and excellent communication skills are an essential part of this role. Our patients are our highest priority so we welcome innovative suggestions for pharmacy practice whilst delivering excellence in pharmaceutical care.

Our department provides a supportive environment encouraging learning, team working and career progression within the trust values of kindness, respect, ambition and collaboration. Our ambitious and challenging agenda aims for excellence in all that we do.

Applicants should be committed to further developing their clinical and professional skills including Independent Prescribing.

Post holders will work within a 7 day working rota and provide an emergency on call service.

We would be delighted to speak to you about the available posts and encourage you to come for an informal visit.

Please contact

Jan Forlow – Specialist Care Group Pharmacist: 07966735254

Barbara Maxwell- Integrated Pathways Care Group Pharmacist: 07557150293

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