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Lead Pharmacist- Education, Training and Development

£44,606 - £50,819
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

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The Royal Cornwall Hospital is committed to delivering Brilliant Care to our patients through investing in our Brilliant People and Brilliant Improvement. We are looking for an inspirational pharmacist to lead our education, training and development programme, a programme that is central to the success of the department and the delivery of Medicines Optimisation in the hospital and further afield. We are committed to working with our partners within Cornwall in delivering an exciting and rewarding cross-sector training experience for our staff. Our aim is to produce highly skilled pharmacy staff ready to move into whatever sector is required to support the delivery of Brilliant Care within Cornwall.

The Royal Cornwall hospital pharmacy department is a forward thinking and friendly team with full deployment of electronic prescribing and administration in the inpatient and outpatient setting and fully automated dispensing. We provide an innovative clinical pharmacy service, combining technology and clinical pharmacy expertise. We are a recognised national leader for innovation in fields such as antimicrobial resistance and the adoption of Scan4Safety standards, as was recognised in the 2019 HSJ Patient Aafety Awards. All these functions are supported by an excellent wholesale dealer supply service, a well-equipped licensed pharmacy technical services unit and the full range of medicines optimisation support services including medicines information, education and training, formulary support and digital medicines. We have also recently had the funding for a new pharmacy department confirmed as part of an exciting £100m investment which includes a new Women’s and Children’s hospital.

You will report into the Principal Pharmacist for Prescribing Support and will be supported by an education and training pharmacy technician and admin and clerical support. You will be responsible for overseeing the core education and training functions of the department, including pre-registration, diploma and advanced practice and can rely on the support of colleagues for its delivery. You will link in with Education and Training leads in the Cornwall Partnership Trust and Primary Care Networks to deliver a cross-sector training experience where appropriate.You will also maintain a clinical responsibility with a regular ward commitment.

This is a full time postand job shares will be considered.

Cornwall is a wonderful place to live, offering an excellent quality of life and a truly stunning environment to live in. We have a vision of an integrated Cornwall pharmacy service and will expect our pharmacists to work across organisational boundaries to achieve the best outcomes for our patients as the integration of services develops. Please watch out pharmacy recruitment video youtube.com/watch?v=H53oq_XH_vY

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mike Wilcock- Principal Pharmacist for Prescribing Support on 01872 253548 (mike.wilcock@nhs.net) or Iain Davidson- chief pharmacist on 01872-252593 (iain.davidosn7@nhs.net)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.

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