Senior Bank Pharmacist - Community Medicines Optimisation Service

Band 8a

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Band 8a
Bank Position
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Beswick, Manchester
£40,428 - £48,514 per annum (pro rata)
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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. 

Senior Clinical Pharmacist (Bank) Band 8a
CMFT Community Medicines Optimisation Services

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Senior Clinical Pharmacist to join our Community Medicines Optimisation Team at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

The Community Medicines Optimisation 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.

As a senior bank pharmacist you will be able to improve patient care by working alongside a wide variety of healthcare professionals in different community settings. The role will also involve supporting our programme of training and governance work in community.

Your role may involve:
• leading and overseeing a work stream or project
• supervising pharmacists and technicians working in an area of the service
• working with GP practices to ensure best practice with medicines
• providing clinical pharmacist support to North West Ambulance Service
• providing clinical support to our care homes and Intermediate Care units
• delivering support to local GP out of hours providers
• providing medicines information and support to community services staff
• supporting delivery of our medicines management staff training programme

As a senior bank pharmacist you must have a significant amount of relevant experience working as a pharmacist in hospital or primary care. You will also have experience of supervising and training staff.

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 for work purposes.

We have short and long term bank work contracts available. Flexible working hours can be agreed.

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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 details / informal visits contact:
Ashley Harling, (0161 230 2224),
Fran Radivan ( or
Nerea Asiain ( 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