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Lead Nurse for Medicines Value Programme

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This role will support the Clinical Pharmacy service within ESHT, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely and be supported by both the Lead Divisional Pharmacist for Medicine and the newly created Medicines Value Programme Lead Pharmacist, in further developing this role.The Medicines Value Programme is a new and ambitious project that is designed to provide enhanced medicines optimisation within the specialisms with a commitment from the Trust to develop exciting, advanced pharmacist practitioner roles. These roles are designed to support practitioners who wish to develop a portfolio of practice for credentialling against advanced and consultant level frameworks. We are looking for a forward thinking and motivated pharmacist who is looking to take a step into leading on pharmacy projects and developing a scope of practice within one or more of the specialist medicine clinical specialities at ESHT. These are Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Neurology, and Dermatology.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be involved in providing support to Specialist Medicine areas within the Medicine Division. You will work closely with clinicians, senior nurses, and managers within the Division, and you will also provide support and input into the Clinical Pharmacy Service at Conquest by helping to provide support for leadership supervision and developing colleagues and trainees. As such we are seeking a patient focused pharmacist aiming to build on established clinical skills who will work closely with clinicians in providing a high-quality service to patients within ESHT. Someone who demonstrates a commitment to personal and staff development.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate, and high-quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye, and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop, and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attachedjob description. Key requirements are:
  • Personal behaviours that reflect and are aligned with our Trust Values of: Working Together, Improvement and Development, Respect and Compassion, and Engagement and Involvement
  • Current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • CPD portfolio demonstrating ongoing commitment to personaldevelopment
  • Independent prescribing qualification (not essential to appoint into the role, but essential within an agreed timescale when in post)

If you have any questions about this position, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Registered nurse (level 1)
  • First level degree
  • [Independent prescribing qualification - not essential for role, but essential within]
  • ENB 997 / 998 or equivalent
  • Evidence of competency in teaching and assessing
  • Masters level postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience in leadership or a relevant clinical specialism
  • Management experience
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • Evidence of further study within speciality


  • NHS Leadership qualification such as leading for change or equivalent Leadership training
  • Independent prescribing qualification
  • Supervision of pre and post-registration students
  • ECDL or equivalent IT qualification



  • Clinical experience at band 6 / 7 or equivalent level of experience
  • Clinical skills and experience in relevant area of clinical practice
  • Experience of managing others
  • Experience of working in a team
  • Experience of training others
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision
  • Clinical Practice Development
  • Previous experience of carrying out audit work
  • Change Management
  • Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and Outlook


  • Experience of working with clinicians and a proven track record for influencing change within a directorate or specialist role
  • Previous experience in providing directorate support



  • Demonstrates an ability to plan, prioritise and organise own workload, to work under pressure and act with autonomy whilst retaining a sense of own capabilities and escalate when necessary
  • Demonstrates knowledge of current practice and policy relating to pharmacy and targets within the NHS
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of safe pharmacy practice including Medicines legislation and professional code of ethics
  • Demonstrates the ability to lead and work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the needs of patients with relation to the provision of information on safe effective medicines use

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne District General Hospital


BN21 2UD

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