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Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
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£33,222 - £43,041 per annum
22/11/2018 23:59
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Crisis Team Pharmacist - Community Medicines Optimisation Service

Band 7

We are looking for an exceptional pharmacist to join our Community Medicines Optimisation Service in supporting the work of the Manchester Local Care Organisation. In Manchester there is an ambitious vision to provide new services, working across organisational boundaries, with the aim of improving the health of local people in the city. This is an exciting time to be part of our developing and progressive working environment which will deal with “Crisis Response” on a daily basis and where your clinical skills will positively contribute to local residents remaining in their own homes and preventing unnecessary A&E attendances.

As the Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist for the Crisis Team you will work together with occupational therapists, physiotherapists, specialist nurses, support workers and social care staff providing a timely response to referrals from the ambulance service, acute or primary care and other health or social care professionals. You will also support our community based Intermediate Care at Home and Discharge to Assess multidisciplinary teams in South and Central Manchester and be able to improve patient care by working alongside a wide variety of healthcare professionals in different settings including Community Services, A&E, GP practices, care homes, and Intermediate Care units. The role will also involve supporting our programme of training and governance work in community.

The Community Medicines Optimisation Service team is a small, friendly team located in the community setting. We are an award winning team at the forefront of the local integration agenda, developing innovative new projects and ensuring our patients are supported to get the very best from their medicines. Although community based, the team are an integral part of the Pharmacy Department of Manchester Foundation Trust (MFT). As such we benefit from working for a large, forward-thinking department, including access to training programmes and excellent career-development opportunities.

You must be motivated, enthusiastic and have experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team. You must also have a significant amount of clinical experience in hospital or primary care, excellent people skills, attention to detail and good time management. You will need to demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, have good organisational skills and an ability to work independently and as part of a team. You will also need to be registered with the GPhC and able to drive and have access to a car.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.

This post is up to 37.5 hours a week. Applications from pharmacists wanting part time hours are welcome. There will be a requirement to work periodic evenings and weekends.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

If would like an informal discussion about this post in the MFT Community Medicines Optimisation Service, please contact

Ashley Harling, Lead Pharmacist on 0161 537 0408 or email  or Shakeel Bhatti, Senior Pharmacist on 0161 537 0400 or email

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 276 6198