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Pharmacy Lead - Suffolk and North East Essex CAS vacancy

Job details

Job number:
Job location:
Suffolk & North East Essex CAS
Job contract type:
Job schedule type:
Part Time
Job closing date:
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 23:59

About the Job

Are you a Prescribing Pharmacist looking for career progression? Do you have the desire to make a difference to patients? If so, look no further, as we could have the job for you.

Care UK has been awarded a new contract for the delivery of Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) services across Suffolk and North East Essex. This means that we will be delivering urgent care through NHS 111, utilising GPs and specialist clinicians to deliver the best possible urgent care services 24/7, 365 days per year, to over 1 million patients in the region.

You will be working within a Multi-Disciplinary Team in the CAS which consists of GPs/ANPs, Registered Nurses, UCPs, Mental Health and Dental Nurses and Prescribing Pharmacists and Pharmacy Advisors

Within this job, you’ll be responsible for:
• Line managing the Pharmacists at the CAS, giving advice and support when needed.
• Ensuring staff are recruited with appropriate skillsets and to participate in inducting new staff
• Coordinating an effective and efficient audit process in order to monitor and evaluate standards of client care.
• Identifying and dealing with cases of poor clinical performance

About Care UK

Care UK was founded in 1982. Today our healthcare services include treatment centres, prison health services, GP practices, NHS walk-in centres, GP out-of-hours and CATS and diagnostic facilities. This means that we provide a greater range of specialist care services than any other organisation in the UK.

Care UK is the largest independent provider of urgent care services in England incorporating OOH's, single point of access and referral management. We deliver excellent, high value patient care on behalf of the NHS for over eight million patients across England.

We work with the NHS to deliver high quality healthcare services, reducing waiting times and giving the patient a greater level of choice. We also take healthcare services closer to where people live and work – increasing the efficiency and quality of the services we deliver and helping to reduce waiting times.

For more information, please visit our website:

The Requirements

• Be a qualified Pharmacist and registered with the GPhC
• Hold a qualification as an independent prescriber
• Have previous experience of working within a prescribing role
• Have previous experience of supervising staff in a clinical and non-clinical aspect.
• Have an excellent understanding of the telephone advice triage service.
• Be an effective communicator, including listening and interpersonal skills.

• Experience of conducting audits and providing audit feedback to drive performance
• Experience of telephone triage/advice
• Experience of patient contact services and/or primary care nursing

Salary & Benefits

This is a permanent, part-time time job, working 15 hours per week on a rota basis. We can offer more hours, however would expect you to work clinically as a prescribing pharmacist.

We can offer you:
• up to £60,000 per annum (pro-rata)
• Indemnity cover
• 25 days annual leave + 8 public holidays
• Company Pension Scheme
• Regional/national opportunities
• Free CPD, including online and face-to-face training
• Cycle to work scheme
• Childcare vouchers and online discounts

Application Process

Once you have pressed apply to this job, you will be contacted by a recruiter by phone or email.

If you have been shortlisted, the recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager who will in turn arrange an interview with you if they feel that you are suitable for the job.

Additional Information

If you would like more information about the job or if you would like to view the Job Description, please contact Lucy Brown – / 07811 531508 or Ben Averill – / 07435 974918

Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.

Care UK is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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