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Band 8b Principal Pharmacist - Women & Childrens Services

Band 8b

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Band 8b
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Free Hospital
£55,905 - £66,627 pa inclusive
24/01/2019 23:59

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

 Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

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The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust was formed in July 2014 and includes the Royal Free Hospital based in Hampstead, North London, Barnet Hospital and the recently re-built Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield.  The Trust sees about 1.6 million patients each year across these main sites and we employ approximately 10,000 staff. 

Many of our specialist services have a national and international reputation, and we are renowned among others for transplantation, many aspects of surgery, immunology, and infectious diseases. The Royal Free London has been selected to be a ‘global exemplar’ in health technology by the Department of Health. As part of this, the trust pledged to invest in technology, digital infrastructure and training for staff, to become one of the most digitally enabled trusts in the UK and the new EPR rolled out across BH & CFH in November 2018.  Within this Trust, construction work is progressing on the Royal Free Hospital Site with the building of the Pears Building which will form part of huge expansion to house the UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation. 

Children’s services are across three hospital sites, with inpatients at Royal Free and Barnet This includes a level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care unit and two 30 bed inpatient General Paediatrics wards offering a range of services including specialism such as children’s surgery, gastroenterology, plastic surgery and oncology. Paediatric Out Patient Departments are on all three sites.

We provide maternity services across a large part of North and Central London delivering over 8000 babies per year. Maternity units are based at Royal Free Hospital or at the Barnet Hospital, we have two alongside Birth Centres and one stand-alone at the Edgware Birth Centre.

A vacancy has arisen to lead, manage and develop our Womens and Childrens services across this Trust, at our various sites, and we are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated pharmacist with a clinical pharmacy background and a proven record of leading service provision within these specialist areas. 

The postholder will support our patients’ within these specialist areas to get the best possible outcomes from their medicines. They will achieve this through both patient facing activities & working closely with the clinical, governance & operational teams to improve patient experience, provide evidence based drug treatments and ensure medicines are used safely & cost effectively. They will maintain & develop the service to ensure pharmaceutical input appropriate for the complexity, risk & service needs is provided equitably across our entire population. They will be responsible for providing education and training support on medicines issues in the specialist areas to a wide range of staff groups.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Meera Thacker, Clinical Services Manager on or on 0207 472 6306

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