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Lead Pharmacist, Education, Training & Workforce

NHS AfC: Band 8b

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NHS AfC: Band 8b
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
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Whittington Hospital
£52,306 to £60,983 per annum + HCAS
16/10/2019 23:59
Interview date

Whittington Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

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Would you like to lead, transform and develop the provision of Education and Training for all pharmacy staff within an innovative, technology focussed, supportive pharmacy department?

This is an exciting time to join the department as we develop our service in line with National objectives including the Long Term Plan and in keeping with the Trusts Digital Agenda as a Fast Follower site.

Whittington Pharmacy Department is looking for an ambitious, forward thinking and dynamic pharmacist to lead its provision of education and training both within the department and the training of the wider workforce on Medicines Optimisation across both acute and community services.  

You will provide operational and strategic input into the education, development and continuing professional development of Pharmacy staff within the Trust.

You will support pharmacy leads in the delivery of both formal and in-house training programmes to enable pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pre-registration pharmacists to meet their professional requirements and developmental needs.

You will coordinate all medicines optimisation training provided across the Trust for medical, nursing and other healthcare staff, working closely with pharmacy, medical and nursing leads across the Trust.

You will jointly lead on all audits and research and Quality Improvement and further develop strong links with local University schools of pharmacy to undertake research and clinical placements.

You will engage with and lead the pharmacy service input into STP and ICS related workforce developments including Vocational Training Schemes and Primary Care Networks.

You will ensure that Quality Improvement is integral within clinical pharmacy and wider pharmacy service developments and will actively promote a research culture within the department.

Interviews to be held  30th October 2019

If you would like to join a super, progressive team, please do get in touch.




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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Stuart Richardson Chief Pharmacist, 

Bridget Coleman Deputy Chief Pharmacist, 

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
0207 288 5925