Pharmacist Team Leader - Medicine - London

St George’s University Hospitals
London (Greater)
£53,561 - £64,686/Year
02 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
Band 8bContract
Full Time 37.5 hours per weekJob ref

£53,561 - £64,686 pa incClosing
05/12/2017 23:59

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.
With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.
Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.
Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.
St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.
We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.
As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.

Due to promotion we are inviting applications from an exceptional pharmacist to complete our senior pharmacy team at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

You will be expected to:
•Contribute to strategic planning and governance of medicines management relating to the pharmacy department and the Medicines division.
•Lead, provide and evaluate pharmacy and medicines optimisation services to Medicines Division.
•Develop the clinically focused pharmacy team and the non-medical prescribing role of pharmacists within the team, looking for new opportunities to develop the service in line with Hospital Pharmacy Transformation Plan (HPTP).
•Support the Chief Pharmacist in the review, update and delivery of medicines optimisation.
•Work closely with key internal and external partners to deliver the HPTP.

The position requires you to possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. You must have; visual leadership, initiative, be forward thinking and have the ability to influence a wide range of health care professionals.
You will need to demonstrate a proven track record in leadership and management; the management of change and service improvement; the provision of a safe and effective service, and have skills in effective team leading and working.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, experienced and capable clinical pharmacist with good interpersonal and influencing skills. You should possess a postgraduate qualification in clinical pharmacy or equivalent and have hospital pharmacy experience. You should possess a non-medical prescribing qualification.
The Pharmacy service is highly regarded in the Trust and has 185 staff members. Investment in facilities includes robotics and state of the art dispensaries and technical services unit. The department is friendly, forward thinking and constantly expanding with opportunities for personal development and further postgraduate education. We are an accredited centre for the delivery of the Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice. We strongly support the development of non-medical pharmacist prescribers as a new model of care for our patients.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust – being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful – and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below. Please note that this vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient applicants are received. Please check your email regularly as all candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted and informed by email or via NHS Jobs.If you are appointed to the post, as part of your pre-employment check we will be required to verify your identity. The document/s you present for this purpose will be checked for their authenticity by scanning all known security features. These features will include:- The machine readable zone - An ultra violet image - An infra red imageAs part of you pre-employment checks, we will also be required to obtain satisfactory, written references. Please ensure that the referee details which you provide on your application form are correct. We require at least one written reference from your current or most recent line manager. We are only able to accept references from a professional work email address.