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8b Lead Clinical Pharmacist: Medicine - Frailty and Falls

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
This post offers an exciting opportunity for an advanced clinical pharmacist with excellent leadership skills to join our team as the Divisional Lead Pharmacist for Medicine (Wythenshawe, Trafford, Withington, Altrincham) and MFT Lead Pharmacist for Frailty and Falls. Based primarily at Wythenshawe Hospital you will:
  • Lead, develop and deliver a high-quality, patient focused, clinical pharmacy service for our patients.
  • Manage a team of specialist & rotational pharmacists within the Medicine Division and deputise for Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager (WTWA) when necessary.
  • Lead a team of Frailty specialist pharmacists and support service transformation by working collaboratively with colleagues across MFT and wider ICB, by using innovative approaches, including the recently implemented, fully integrated patient record and EPMA system, HIVE.

This role will require vision, passion, and a commitment to innovation & transformation, continually developing and providing cost-effective and efficient clinical pharmacy services.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience of delivering a high-quality clinical service to medicines directorate including Elderly Care/Frailty, whilst also leading and developing a pharmacy team.They must demonstrate excellent leadership skills, be self-motivated and resilient. Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills are an essential component of the role.

Main duties of the job

In this role you will:
  • Lead and manage the clinical pharmacy service provided tothe Medicine Division at WTWA ensuring service delivery to agreed standards in line with business planning requirement and Key Performance Indicators
  • Line manage a Pharmacy team delivering specialist services to frail elderly / falls patients across the Trust.
  • Demonstrate compassionate leadership, inspiring and motivating the team.
  • Be a lead specialist pharmacist with highly specialist knowledge and skills, act as an expert resource in this practice area and a clinical pharmacist role model.
  • Promote the safe and effective use of medicines within the division, supporting the division with all matters relating to medicines management including governance and safety
  • To establish effective working relationships with Clinical Heads of Division, Divisional Director, Head of Nursing and other relevant divisional stakeholders.
  • To support the transformation of services using innovative approaches, and work with colleagues across MFT to harmonise practices to ensure the best patient outcomes for patients
  • Form part of the Pharmacy Clinical Services Management Team, deputising for the Clinical Services Manager for WTWA when necessary.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Currently registered as Pharmacist with GPhC


  • Member of Faculty/RPS
  • Member of National/International specialist organisation



  • MPharm Degree
  • 1 year pre-registration training & sucessful completion of relevant exam
  • Job related postgraduate qualification e.g. Clinical Diploma or equivalent vocational experience
  • Independent Non-Medical Prescriber


  • Relevant specialist postgraduate qualification
  • Relevent leadership/management qualification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant hospital experience
  • Experience in Medicine & Frailty
  • Leadership/line management experience


  • Published audit/research
  • Expert knowledge of speciality



  • Excellent communication skills/computer literacy demonstrated
  • Clear evidence of prioritisation and decision making skills


  • Evidence of change management/service development/innovation
  • Teaching/tutoring skills
  • Awareness of Trust/Professional priorities, values and clear sense of professional integrity/pride

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road


M23 9LT

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