Rotational Pharmacist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£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. 

This is a great opportunity for a pharmacist to join our well respected clinical team and work at MFT. Here at MFT we aim to be one of the leading Trusts in the country. In line with this, the pharmacy department aims to be a lead for clinical pharmacy, medicines management, clinical governance, and research and development.

The department is continuously seeking opportunities to further improve the pharmacy service to clinical areas. This specialist rotation is one of those. MFT has many specialist services and nationally recognised leads in these specialities. You will work within these specialities and with other rotational staff to improve our extended hours services in addition to the day services. The new educational programme developed with this rotation will ensure that the individual is highly skilled in dealing with most of the specialist clinical services provided by MFT. This is an excellent framework for any pharmacy career.

This post offers the opportunity to further your knowledge and skills within many different specialities (at Central and Trafford site) in one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. Training in all these specialities will be developed by our highly skilled education team most of whom lead modules at undergraduate and diploma level at the University of Manchester and delivered by the Lead Clinical Pharmacist, and experienced team members in each clinical speciality.

You will provide an excellent clinical service to patients of all specialities at central Manchester. You will be part of the multidisciplinary teams whenever working in a speciality and with the 'hospital at night teams' attending ward rounds to influence safe and efficient prescribing of medicines.

You will be working as a band 7 in a specialist rotation and will therefore be able to work as an active team member as well as on your own initiative as you will be asked to achieve agreed objectives. You will be approachable and supportive to other members of staff as you will be involved in training other healthcare professionals. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, as are problem solving skills and the ability to think on your feet in a fast moving area.

You will be motivated to continue to learn and develop specialist skills as well as make suggestions to improve the service provided where possible. You should be able to motivate others and to work calmly and in an organised fashion in a busy environment.

You must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council; have completed at least one year of the postgraduate clinical diploma; and can demonstrate that you have the ability to successfully complete it.

A specially developed training programme will ensure all of our many specialties are taught in many different ways, to suit all learning styles. Regular meetings and appraisal will help you to plan your objectives and training needed for future career aspirations. You will be supported in all aspects of this role by one of our lead Clinical Pharmacists for Education. Opportunities are available to attend relevant study days. The department is committed to supporting pharmacists through the Supplementary Prescribing Course.

The new rotation's working hours allow a good work life balance whilst providing essential services to patients and delivering a truly 24/7 service. To achieve this you will be required to work within a rotational shift pattern which will include shifts throughout the department's 24 hour / 7 day service.

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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

Gillian Butler, Pre-registration and Clinical Pharmacist E+T Facilitator on 0161 276 5006.

If you have problems applying, contact

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