This job has expired

Associate Chief Pharmacist

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year N/A
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an experienced senior pharmacist looking to work at a CQC rated Outstanding organisation, whilst maintaining an excellent work:life balance (no on-call or weekends), and delivering high quality patient care Closer to Home?

Are you an inclusive, compassionate leader who wants to work at the forefront of service development, as part of various specialist multi-disciplinary teams?

Are you looking for a place to work where your talents shine and where people are put at the centre of everything we do?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated leader to lead and shape a growing, dynamic pharmacy team, that is supporting several new and exciting services such as Virtual Wards covering specialities such as cardiology, respiratory, acute medicine, frailty, and End of Life, and our Discharge to Assess services.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a track record of providing vision and excellent leadership to a pharmacy team.

We are happy to consider applications for full/part time and flexible working hours.

Applicants should hold an independent prescribing qualification, but applications will be considered from those who would work towards the qualification.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for delivering, managing and developingmanagement of medicines within Lincolnshire Community HealthServices NHS Trust.

Includes Medicines Safety Officer (MSO) roleand lead role in Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Trust.

Lead on the development of a culture of continuous learning andquality improvement, working closely to advise and guide servicemanagers.

About us

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.

At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.

LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.

We are an ambassador of a learning culture that will support the right individual to progress in their chosen career through an 'earn while you learn' apprenticeship programme. Visit our Learning and Development page to find out more

Job description

Job responsibilities

Strategic lead for the development and modernisation of medicines management related services to meet the national and locally defined agenda and the identified health needs of the population.

To improve the quality of services and patient care providedby all staff involved within medicines management andprescribing related services.

To ensure and provide assurance to board that LCHS hasrobust systems, processes and audit to govern the qualityagenda surrounding medical interventions to patients cared forby LCHS Trust.

Accountability in relation to controlled drugs management, formulary management and audit, financial controls with respect to prescribing, audit of individuals medical and non-medical prescribing activity,incident investigation, medicines management issues withregard to the infection prevention and control agenda, medicines safety, and public health.

Person Specification



  • Registered Clinical Pharmacist
  • Independent prescribing qualification
  • Demonstrates specialist knowledge of management and leadership


  • Teaching qualification or relevant experience in higher education



  • Specialist knowledge acquired through post-graduate diploma level or equivalent training, experience



  • Evidence of experience within the field of independent and formulary prescribing
  • Experience in the leadership of staff / teams
  • Experience in senior role


  • Experience of working in the NHS at equivalent management level
  • Evidence of multi-agency / professional working

Special Attributes


  • Experience of implementing change in clinical practice or service delivery to improve the quality of patient care
  • Good negotiating and influencing skills
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the management of medicines within a variety of settings


  • Experience of cost improvement
  • Experience of further development of team roles in the pharmacy team
  • Effective project management skills with demonstrable ability to meet key targets and deadlines

Personal Qualities


  • Ability to motivate and enthuse staff reporting to the post holder and also other groups the post holder works with
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a supportive, facilitative manner to bring about the required results
  • Ability to travel to different destinations for meeting requirements
  • Work flexible hours as required
  • Ability to lead by example to ensure the team maintains the highest possible professional and ethical standards



  • Provide and receive highly complex, sensitive and contentious information, negotiate with senior stakeholders on difficult and controversial issues, and present complex and sensitive information to large and influential groups
  • Persuade board and senior managers of the respective merits of different options, innovation and new market opportunities
  • Negotiate on difficult and very complex and detailed issues

Employer details

Employer name

Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS Trust


Beech House

Waterside South



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert