Lead Hospital Pharmacist - Band 8a

Luton, Bedfordshire
19 Sep 2019
19 Oct 2019
Pharmacy sector
Job Type

Location: Luton

Salary: Band 8a £44,606-£50,819 + benefits

Description: This top performing University hospital rated “Good” overall and “Outstanding” in some areas in their most recent CQC inspection, currently have opportunities for Lead Pharmacists at Band 8a.

This is a great time to join the hospital as they have recently restructured the Division of Medicine to deliver the Needs Based Care Project and the trust is due to receive a 99 million pound investment from NHS England to completely develop their site.

They are a digitally advanced trust with electronic prescribing already in place and they have installed a bespoke dashboard allowing pharmacists to prioritise their workload. The Department is vibrant and forward thinking, with a strong emphasis on teamwork.

The following positions for Lead pharmacists are available:


The successful candidate will be responsible for the clinical supervision of junior pharmacists, medicines management pharmacy technicians and pre-registration pharmacists. You must possess the vision, energy and influencing skills to oversee the clinical pharmacy service to the Surgical Division which delivers the outcomes patients and clinicians expect. The ability to work in close collaboration with senior medical, nursing and pharmacy colleagues will be essential as will the ability to demonstrate patient focussed and leadership behaviours.

Acute Admissions

Currently seeking an experienced clinical pharmacist with excellent personal, communication and leadership skills to lead and develop clinical pharmacy services to the Acute Medicine directorate. The Admissions Pharmacy team has grown significantly with the roll out of the Needs based Care programme and now consists of 4 x Band 7 Pharmacists, 3 x Band 6 pharmacists and 3 x Band 5 Medicines management technicians.

Drug Shortages and AdioS

You must possess the vision, energy, enthusiasm and influencing skills to manage the challenges posed by interruption in the availability of medication. The ability to engage, motivate and work in close collaboration with medical, nursing and pharmacy colleagues will be essential.

The trust is committed to your further training and development to enable you to maximise your potential contribution to patient care and will actively support you in obtaining the non-medical prescribing qualification, subject to funding.

Person Specification: GPHC Qualified pharmacist with previous hospital experience ideally with some experience of project management and improvement methodology.

Benefits: A very comprehensive NHS benefits package is available together with a strong commitment to your future development.