Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Deputy Lead Pharmacist

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Horton General Hospital
£40,428 to £48,514 per annum
21/01/2018 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


Are you looking to take your clinical, leadership and managerial skills to the next level? Do you want to be part of an innovative, caring and forward thinking Trust which embraces change and compassionate excellence? We are offering you the opportunity to join our well established, fully integrated pharmacy team on our Horton site.

We currently have a vacancy for a Deputy Lead Pharmacist on our Horton site. We provide a completely integrated clinical pharmacy service to all our ward services on site with a pharmacist free dispensary. With support from ward based pharmacy technicians we strive to deliver compassionate excellence focusing on improving patient outcomes, patient flow and reducing length of stay through medicines optimisation. We provide direct support to medical, trauma, gastroenterology, woman and children and critical care clinical areas with attendance at board rounds, antimicrobial stewardship meetings and referrals and outpatient support. A number of exiting opportunities for development of pharmacy services are planned in the near future which will further enhance our integration and support for patient care and experience. The Trust has a class leading electronic prescribing and medicines administration system which enables quick and effective patient review alongside the ability to provide information on all aspects of patient care and flow.

You would be expected to deliver ward based pharmacy services to a ward whilst supporting and deputising for the site lead pharmacist for all leadership and management activities. You would support the overall delivery of ward based pharmacy services to the site ensuring effective and efficient daily completion of medicines reconciliation, discharge and pharmaceutical care of inpatients. Furthermore you would input to the development of guidelines, formulary applications and service improvements/innovations whilst supporting the junior pharmacy staff development and training. Excellent communication skills are essential in this role.

Prior experience in managing and developing staff is not essential as you will be supported in your development ensuring competence and confidence. We offer opportunities for leadership development alongside clinical support and development with access to 8 consultant pharmacists in a range of specialties.

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Durman, Pharmacist Team Manager, at jane.durman@ouh.nhs.uk  Tel: 01295 229433

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 2 28726