Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Divisional Lead Pharmacist

Band 8b

Main area
Health Science Services
Band 8b
full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
The John Radcliffe Hospital
£47,092 - £58,217 per annum
28/02/2018 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


We have an exciting opportunity for a senior pharmacist looking to advance their leadership, management and clinical skills at a class leading teaching hospital in the medicine, cardiac and rehabilitation division.


The successful candidate will be integral in responding to the urgent and emergency care changes and delivering a responsive clinical pharmacy service to a range of medical, cardiac and rehabilitation areas through a large team of pharmacists and technicians. Working with the clinical services manager you will be responsible for the strategic delivery of pharmacy services, responding to the changing needs of the division and ensuring delivery of the Trust medicines optimisation plan in your areas. You will form an integral part of the divisional management executive team, representing pharmacy, and will contribute to their medicines optimisation strategy, cost improvements, governance and business planning alongside the development of the pharmacy team and service.


You will need to have significant clinical pharmacy experience, expertise in managing complex teams and proven ability to work strategically in a changing healthcare environment. You will need exemplary communication skills, be able to negotiate and influence decision making and have demonstrable skills and experience in change management.


As a Trust we have integral links to Oxford University and research is a key part of developing services. We provide a large range of tertiary referral services including cardiac services, major trauma, neurosciences to name a few. We are a responsive trust that value and invest in our staff to deliver world class services and patient outcomes.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact


Paul Devenish, Clinical Services Manager on paul.devenish@ouh.nhs.uk


Or the current post holder


Helen Baker, Divisional Lead Pharmacist (MRC) on HelenLBaker@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 2 28726