Senior Medicines Management Pharmacist

Isle of Man
£45,480 to £54,492
16 Aug 2018
16 Sep 2018
Pharmacy sector
Primary care
Job Type

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven and motivated pharmacist to undertake a medicines optimisation role with the Department of Health & Social Care.

This role provides the unique chance to work in a professionally satisfying role, whilst living in one of the safest, least congested and most beautiful parts of the British Isles. By joining the team at this exciting time, you could be part of driving forward and improving our pharmacy services for the people of the Isle of Man!

To succeed in this role you will need significant pharmacy experience with specific knowledge of working in a primary care setting. You will also need excellent communication and negotiation skills and a good working knowledge of prescribing databases.

We are looking to fill this position at Band 8a, however in the case that this not be possible, we would consider appointing to Band 7.

About the role

One of the main duties for this post will be designing and implementing initiatives with guidance from the Pharmacy Team Manager to achieve the Medicines Optimisation strategy objectives for DHSC. You will contribute to the pharmacist-led service primarily in primary care but across secondary care and third sector settings. 

You will also be responsible for directly influencing the overall drug budget in DHSC by managing and changing the prescribing within GP settings, care homes and Nobles hospital. You will be required to identify ways in which the drug spend can be reduced, monitor the changes and be responsible for your own GP surgeries drug spends.

Amongst other responsibilities, you will also work within a variety of settings to provide medication reviews and interventions, as well as education to patients. Additionally, you will design and carry out audits, creating reports - subsequently implementing change and providing training to relevant healthcare staff within primary care based on the findings.

Area Prescribing Committee

A key part of the role will be contribution to the Area Prescribing Committee for the Isle of Man; this will include the implementation of local and national guidelines and formulary recommendations, identifying projects where cost-effectiveness and quality can be improved and co-ordinating strategies to achieve the outcomes.

Roles for the APC will include horizon scanning to identify national and local policy and guidance that affects patient safety through the use of medicines, including MHRA alerts, product withdrawals and emerging evidence form clinical trials and monitoring the implementation across DHSC.

Developing our team to be the best they can be is important to us and we actively support your own personal career goals, aspirations and development.

A full valid driving licence and access to your own vehicle is also required for this post. 

Our Values

In the Department of Health and Social Care we pride ourselves on being committed, appreciative, respectful and excellent. CARE represents what we are about, what we stand for and what we value. All our recruitment, performance management and development are based on our CARE ethos.

About the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a self-governing crown dependency within the British Isles. The population of the Isle of Man is approximately 85,000. Those living on the Island, benefit from great lifestyle opportunities, open spaces, a safe environment, great education and a real sense of community.

There are numerous events, clubs and societies in almost everything you can imagine, from cycling to sailing and kayaking to horse riding. Isle of Man residents benefit from lower tax rates than a lot of countries in the EU and a simpler, more efficient system of calculation; It has a lower rate of tax on individuals of 10%, a higher rate of 20%. 

The Island’s healthcare is provided by a National Health Service based on that in the United Kingdom but is independently financed and administered within the Isle of Man.  Many of the changes brought about to the UK National Health Service, as a consequence of the extensive reorganisations of recent years have not been adopted in the Isle of Man.

For more information about living and working on the Isle of Man, please view our All about the Isle of Man Booklet and visit

More details of the duties of the post can be obtained from the Chief Pharmacist/Pharmaceutical Adviser on Tel No. 01624 642 647.

To hear more about living and working in the team here, check out our video:


Interview expenses and a relocation package of up to £7,000 on receipts is available for this role. To find out more about the lifestyle, culture and living/working on the Isle of Man please visit

This role also qualifies for a recruitment incentive of £3,000 which will be payable in the 1st, 13th, and 25th months of employment.

How to Apply

Please note a CV must be provided to support your application. It is recommended that you include a cover letter with your CV which explains your motivations for applying for this position and demonstrates your suitability for the requirements of the post.

Applications for this post will be accepted up to midnight of the closing date specified.