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Senior Out-Patient Pharmacist

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
£54,353 to £61,174 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be working as the Responsible Pharmacist of a friendly and organised team at Panacea Pharmacy delivering pharmaceutical services tothe Out-Patients of North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.Working alongside the Superintendent Pharmacist you will be facilitating the dispensing of vital medicines across a range of specialities andoverseeing over-the-counter supplies Ensuring excellent pharmaceutical care is delivered in each encounter.You will have the opportunity to develop services that you believe will benefit our patient demographic. And your personal development will besupported too, as the organisation enables you to pursue the professional development that will help you become the pharmacist you want to be.

No previous hospital experience is required. The position is suitable for any registered pharmacist, our processes are very similar to those seen ina community setting, with support readily available to aid development of clinical knowledge.This post would suit those with dispensary experience, and those who wish to develop their clinical knowledge further in a supportive environment.Optimus Health Ltd is firmly focused on encouraging individuals to become the pharmacist they want to be.

Main duties of the job

You will use your skills as a pharmacist to provide an out-patient pharmacy service to patients of the Trust. To use your knowledge andexperience to provide support within the pharmacy dispensary, through liaison with colleagues and patients helping them get the most out of theirmedicines.Working as part of the Dispensary Team, to deliver a high quality service to patients and users, exceeding the standards of service delivery topromote safe and effective use of medicines.This role operates alongside the superintendent pharmacist, allowing opportunity to develop innovative ways of working, with outstanding patientcare at the centre of delivery. We serve specialities right across the hospital offering the opportunity to liaise with a range of expert clinicians

About us

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always will be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition - a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We support the Making Every Contact Count approach to behaviour change in the promotion of health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

We recruit for values and Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool

Job description

Job responsibilities

Dispensary Servicesa) Participate in duties within Out-Patient Dispensaries, including providing cover for section heads absences.b) Provide a clinical service through pharmacy care to the out-patients of North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust.c) Undertake the professional duties of a pharmacist in order to ensure that the medicine use process conforms to legal, ethical and moralguidelines accepted by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and General Pharmaceutical Council.d) Undertake any other relevant duties as requested by the Superintendent Pharmacist following appropriate training.e) Maintain own personal development in pharmacy matters.f) Contribute to the development of the out-patient pharmacy service at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust.General and Additional Duties:a) Supports other members of the team in performing their duties.b) Tackle discrimination and harassment and promote equality and diversity in the workplace.c) Reduce sickness absence work place accidents and promote zero tolerance on violence against staff.d) Take responsibility for personal development and education and the development of a Personal Development Plan.e) To act as a Responsible Pharmacist in the Out Patient Dispensaries across the Trust, including supervision of the Over The Counter medicinessales direct to patients, using your skills in managing minor ailments.Control of InfectionBe aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental andfood hygiene. To undertake annual training/updates in infection prevention and control.Prepare for and undertake the protective interventions that he/she is responsible for in a manner that is consistent with evidence based practiceand maintaining patient safetyCommunication and Working RelationshipsGood communication skills are essential to participate in the pharmacy teams, especially with regards to patient contact and counselling andprofessional discussions with colleagues from the wider hospital.

Person Specification



  • MPharm (or equivalent)


  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
  • Independent Prescribing Qualification
  • Formal Leadership Training

Employer details

Employer name

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust


Panacea Pharmacy

University Hospital North Tees, Hardwick Road


TS19 8PE

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