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Deputy Homecare and Procurement Pharmacist

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join our Homecare and Procurement team to support the expansion of the medicine homecare and procurement services.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent organisational skills with a desire to provide a high quality, safe, effective and efficient service to our patients.

The successful candidate will act as a deputy to the Lead Homecare and procurement Pharmacist and work closely within a multidisciplinary team which includes the homecare and procurement teams, clinical pharmacists, nurses and doctors.

Main duties of the job

Key responsibilities will be:
  • To facilitate the supply of medicines to patients receiving their medication via the Homecare Service
  • To spend 20% of their time providing clinical support to Homecare clinics. This will include supporting the clinical team with initiation of new patients on specialised medicines, screening homecare prescriptions and drug teaching sessions.
  • Conduct risk assessments of medicinal products before they're approved for purchase
  • Support with drug switches and delivering savings
  • Monitor drug switches
  • Conduct audits to ensure Homecare suppliers work within the parameters of the National Key Performance Indicators
  • To manage service review meetings with the homecare suppliers
  • Support Homecare financial leads with clinical invoice queries
  • Manage homecare incidents and complaint

The post holder will be based between UCLH hospital sites and B& D Centre at Brewery Road

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital
  • Eastman Dental Hospital
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • M.Pharm or equivalent GPhC registration as a pharmacist
  • Clinical pharmacy diploma or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of medicines procurement practice in acute NHS sector
  • Knowledge of formulary and medicines management processes in acute NHS sector
  • Maintains an awareness of broader pharmacy practice Identifies and implements best practice


  • Formal management qualification
  • Research publications
  • Independent Prescriber



  • Demonstrable significant post qualification experience in the acute NHS sector
  • Demonstrable significant post qualification work in an operational management capacity
  • Implementation of strategies aimed at meeting Trust and pharmacy priorities
  • Broad clinical pharmacy expertise and experience
  • Ability to identify and prioritise the delivery of pharmacy services


  • Experience of working in Formulary & Medicines Management and/or medicines procurement in an acute NHS setting Ability to reconcile national priorities with local realities

Skills and Abilities


  • Identifies novel ways of working to enhance services
  • Ability to analyse and critically appraise operational data
  • Ability to utilise email, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software packages in order to enhance work efficiency and to generate solutions to complex problems
  • Evaluates service provision
  • Ability to evaluate quality of pharmacy services
  • Demonstrates innovation
  • Enhances the quality of patient care
  • Demonstrates awareness of and commitment to the principles of clinical governance
  • Demonstrable use of audit to improve practice
  • Displays honesty and integrity, is aware of ethical dilemmas relating to practice , and respects confidentiality
  • Integrates research evidence into practice


  • Identifies a vision for the delivery of pharmaceutical services
  • Ability to utilise database and other software packages in order to enhance work efficiency and to generate solutions to complex problems
  • Actively seeks to improve the services provided
  • Identifies staff development needs to enhance the pharmacy service
  • Ability to develop and implement risk management procedures at a directorate level
  • Demonstrates a whole-system patient-focussed approach
  • Planning and co-ordination of multi-disciplinary health care research
  • Undertakes own research



  • Ability to influence senior pharmacy, nursing, medical, and other multidisciplinary
  • Previous experience in delivering education and training at a postgraduate level


  • Ability to influence practice at a Divisional or Trust level
  • Previous experience in co-ordinating education and training programmes at a post graduate level

Personal and People Development


  • Able to lead, manage and develop a multidisciplinary team

Specific Requirements


  • The postholder will be required to participate in the on-call, bank holiday and extended working day rota

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



235 Euston Road



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