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Emergency Department
Band 8a
37.5 hrs per week
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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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St Georges Hospital
£46,897 - £54,983 pa inc
28/11/2017 23:59
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Lead Pharmacist – Acute Medical Unit

Band 8a

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the regional specialist care provider for south west London, Surrey and beyond. The trust provides a high quality, comprehensive range of health services from leading edge tertiary and trauma care to community services.

With national and regional referrals added to our local 3.5m catchment, we serve a population of around 5m.

Co-located with St George’s, University of London and with both organisations now in a formal strategic alliance with King’s Health Partners, the trust delivers with its partners high quality research and education both of which contribute to the healthcare provision of tomorrow.

Acute and tertiary health services are delivered from over 1,000 beds across two sites, by around 8,000 staff.

St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital that offers very specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. It has a helipad which opened in spring 2014 and the work of its emergency department can currently be seen on Channel 4’s ‘24 Hours in A&E’ programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.

We also provide services at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton. These include outpatient rapid diagnostic and treatment facilities, a minor injuries unit, limb fitting services and 70 elderly, intermediate care and rehabilitation beds.

As well as hospital services, we provide a wide variety of specialist, maternity and community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from St John’s Therapy Centre, 11 health centres and clinics, schools, nursing homes and people’s own homes. The trust also manages the healthcare service at HMP Wandsworth.


An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated pharmacist to support the medicines optimisation and medication safety agenda across the Trust. You will need to have the clinical diploma in pharmacy practice and have a track record in delivery of models of medicine optimisation. You should possess effective communication skills and experience in multidisciplinary working. As a senior clinician for both Pharmacy and the Trust there will be expectation that you will be fully engaged in living the Trust values, participating in seven day working, working with healthcare colleagues to deliver improved quality and experience for patients and contributing to the new Trust focus of “One Team, One Plan”.

You will be expected to be an effective communicator and influencer and have ambition and drive to deliver Hospital Pharmacy Transformation Plan (HPTP) medicines optimisation to internal and external stakeholders. This will require visual leadership and a determination to succeed.

The successful post holder will be expected to focus on: safe, effective and timely medicines optimisation for patients, improving patient experience through timely TTO service, influencing safe and cost effective prescribing and taking a proactive role in delivering both the pharmacy and clinical directorate service business plan for 2017/18. The role will require effective collaborative working with both clinical teams and general managers.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please Wendy Pullinger via email or by phone on 020 8725 1770

If you have problems applying, contact

0208 725 1026