Medicines Optimsation Pharmacist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Fixed Term - March 2018
37.5 hours per week
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Cornerstones Centre, Beswick, Manchester
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
21/10/2017 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

Community Medicines Optimisation Service
Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist Afc7 Fixed Term until end March 2018.

Are you fed up of dispensary commitments and working weekends and unsocial hours? Or are you missing worthwhile patient contact? Would you like to use your clinical knowledge and interpersonal skills to make a real difference? Do you enjoy working with professionals who are continually developing services in the community? We are looking for an exceptional pharmacist to join our Community Medicines Optimisation Service.

As a medicines optimisation pharmacist you will be able to improve patient care by working alongside a wide variety of healthcare professionals in different community settings in Manchester, including Community Services, North West Ambulance Service, GP practices, care homes, Intermediate Care units and our local GP Out of Hours providers. The role will also involve supporting our programme of training and governance work in community.

The Community Medicines Optimisation Service team is a small, friendly team located in the community setting. We are an award winning team at the forefront of the local integration agenda, developing innovative new projects and ensuring our patients are supported to get the very best from their medicines. Although community based, the team are an integral part of the Pharmacy Department of Manchester University ?NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). As such we benefit from working for a large, forward-thinking department, including access to training programmes and excellent career-development opportunities.

You must have a significant amount of hospital or primary care experience and hold or be working towards a clinical pharmacy diploma qualification. Excellent, up-to-the-minute clinical knowledge, attention to detail and good time management are essential and you must be a registered pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

You will need to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, have good organisational skills and an ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will also need to be able to drive and have access to a car.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.

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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

If would like an informal discussion about this post the CMFT Community Medicines Optimisation Service, please contact
Ashley Harling, Lead Pharmacist Community Medicines Optimisation Services (0161 230 2224), Franscine Radivan, Senior Pharmacist ( 0161 230 2225 or Nerea Asiain, Senior Pharmacist ( 0161 230 2225 .

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4744