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Homecare and Procurement Clinical Pharmacist

Band 8a

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Band 8a
Fixed Term - 9 months (Maternity Leave)
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£51,383- £57,596 per annum inclusive
25/07/2019 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Homecare & Procurement Clinical Pharmacist – AfC band 8a (Fixed Term up to 12 months)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic pharmacist to work with the wider pharmacy and multidisciplinary team to provide professional oversight of the medicines homecare service (9000 patients) and lead on medicines shortages. The post is fixed term as the existing post holder is going on maternity leave.

Building on your previous experience, you will be a well-organised, innovative and committed pharmacist with an interest in medicines homecare and procurement (including medicines shortages) and a track record of working as part of a team to deliver high quality services. You will have: broad based hospital pharmacy experience, a good level of knowledge of medicines homecare and procurement issues (preferably with experience of working in these areas); broad clinical pharmacy experience with a clinical pharmacy diploma (or equivalent experience) and experience of service and staff management in an operational capacity.

Good leadership, communication and negotiation skills; well-developed team working and communication skills; and an enthusiastic, flexible and professional approach are all essential.  

The UCLH pharmacy homecare team manages medicines homecare for 9000 patients across a range of specialties including HIV, neurology, haematology, rheumatology and gastroenterology. The pharmacy homecare team is made up of 6 wte and works closely with the pharmacy and multidisciplinary teams to ensure safe and high quality provision of homecare to these patients.

The pharmacy procurement team operates out of a centralised MHRA licensed pharmacy warehouse and provides a medicines procurement and distribution service across UCLH and to a number of external customers. Integral to this service is the effective manage of medicines shortages which need careful management to avoid minimise risk to patients. As the professional lead for managing medicines shortages, you will work closely with pharmacy colleagues in clinical, formulary and procurement teams and clinicians in relevant clinical teams to formulate, agree and implement strategies to manage medicines shortages safely and effectively.  

UCLH is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population from the local area and throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. The Trust mission is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research across seven hospitals.

We offer our permanent staff an interest free ticket loan, a subsidised social club including gym and swimming facilities, a library for staff to use, free independent and confidential support for all staff and large retail discounts.

For further details and how to apply, please visit the UCLH website.

Our Vision and Values

The Trust is committed to delivering top quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We deliver our vision through values to describe how we serve patients, their families and how we are with colleagues in the Trust and beyond.

We put your safety and wellbeing above everything We offer you the kindness we would want for a loved one We achieve through teamwork We strive to keep improving

“Please note this role’s fixed term contract is for the purpose of covering maternity leave and therefore the end date is subject to change in line with this.”

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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 an informal discussion, please contact:

Zahraa Hammoud, current post holder (07748971607; zahraa.hammoud@nhs.net) or Dr Robert Urquhart, Head of Pharmacy (0774 865 7888; r.urquhart@nhs.net).