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Lead Intestinal Failure Pharmacist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
To lead, develop, evaluate, and formulate long term strategic plans to ensure a consistently high-quality clinical pharmacy and medicines optimisation service to the Intestinal Failure directorate at Salford Royal Hospital. To work with the multidisciplinary teams to optimise patient outcomes and improve medicines safety. To lead on the teaching and education of medicines optimisation in Intestinal Failure across the pharmacy department. As a member of a National Reference Centre for Intestinal Failure, to provide teaching and education at a regional and national level.

Main duties of the job

Provides a specialised clinical pharmacy service to patients under the IntestinalFailure Directorate as part of a multidisciplinary team. To oversee the clinical pharmacy service to the Intestinal Failure Directorate andto lead on relevant medicines optimisation and safety initiatives within thespecialty. To plan and implement, under the direction of the Principal Clinical Pharmacist,the strategic direction of the clinical pharmacy service provided. Undertakes risk management and ensures compliance with Medicines legislationincluding national and local policies. Lead on relevant Intestinal Failure or general clinical training/ teaching/ educationsessions for pharmacists under the direction of the Principal Clinical Pharmacist. Acts as a role model for less experienced pharmacists. Dispenses and supplies medicines provides medicines advice as required. Provides out of hours emergency pharmacy services including bank holidays,weekends, lates and on-call. To form part of the Senior Clinical Pharmacy Leadership and Management teamand provide (along with other senior pharmacists) specified operational supportto the pharmacy department. To manage the Rotational Pharmacists in conjunction with other seniorpharmacists under the direction of the Principal Clinical Pharmacist. To develop and lead practice based research. To deputise for the Principal Clinical Pharmacist if required

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential tomake a differenceand we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values -care,appreciateandinspire- to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person Specification



  • Vocational master's degree in pharmacy or equivalent
  • Post Grad Diploma / MSc in Clinical Pharmacy
  • Certification of non-medical Prescribing


  • Management Qualification

Professional Registration


  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council

Knowledge, Training & Experience


  • Extensive professional knowledge acquired through vocational master's degree in pharmacy
  • Pre-registration training and experience
  • Extensive post qualification clinical pharmacy experience
  • Commitment to continuing professional development / education
  • Extensive experience, knowledge, and practical clinical pharmacy skills within Intestinal Failure
  • Experience of Parenteral Nutrition formulation

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work on initiative and as part of a team
  • Self-motivating and able to motivate others
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to negotiate a positive outcome, influencing skills
  • Teaching skills and experience
  • Skills for analysing drug charts and complex patient, medicines, or financial information in order to provide advice on medicines, dosages, and expenditure

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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