Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Surgical Emergency Unit Lead Pharmacist

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Part Time 15 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe Hospital
£40,428 to £48,514 pa pro rata
28/05/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


There is a new opportunity within our pharmacy team on the Surgical Emergency Unit. We are looking for a proactive and dynamic pharmacist who will work collaboratively to develop and deliver a top class pharmacy service in a fast-paced acute surgical setting. The successful candidate will work alongside the current Lead Pharmacist for the area and share responsibility for managing and leading pharmacy services in this area. This part-time post will give the successful candidate an opportunity to significantly develop both their clinical, managerial and leadership skills.

The focus of the role is to continue to develop strong working relationships with both senior and junior clinicians and the unit’s nursing team that focuses on improving patient outcomes and reducing patients’ length of stay while improving their hospital experience through medicines optimisation. The successful candidate would become an integral member of the current pharmacy team, sharing responsibilities for managing and training 2 junior pharmacists and a ward technician.

The successful candidate must have significant clinical pharmacy experience, be able to demonstrate attention to detail in their previous roles, clearly show the development of key performance indicators and use them to manage change within the clinical environment. Experience of leading, teaching, developing and motivating junior members of staff will be critical in ensuring class leading clinical services are successfully delivered.

For further information please contact:

Judith Bailey at Judith.bailey@ouh.nhs.uk (current Lead Pharmacist for the Surgical Emergency Unit)

Paul Devenish at paul.devenish@ouh.nhs.uk or telephone 01865 572728 (Pharmacy Services Manager)

Closing Date: 28th May 2018
Interview Date(s) Week beginning 11th June 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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