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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 hours per week plus EDC
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Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
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Stoke Mandeville hospital (with cross site working)
£44,606 to £50,819 plus EDC
28/01/2020 23:59

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Lead Advanced Pharmacist Medical Specialities

NHS AfC: Band 8a

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have lots to be proud of: 

  • We are an integral member of the Buckinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) providing both acute and community services, and at the forefront in developing ICP systems and new models of care.
  • The Trust’s latest CQC inspection report, rated the Trust as “Good” overall, “Outstanding” for caring with an “Outstanding” end of life service and a range of “Outstanding ”practices in areas such as the Emergency department, adult community services and outpatients.We have been ranked as one of the UK's top hospitals by health intelligence specialists CHKS. 
  • Our Stroke Unit has maintained the ‘A grade’ in the latest Royal College of Physicians’ Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) audit
  • We are the home for the National Spinal Injuries centre, the birthplace of the Paralympics. 

As part of the Medicines Optimisation Agenda the Trust is looking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated pharmacist into this senior position of Lead Advanced Pharmacist for Medical Specialities.


The successful candidate will work with pharmacy and clinical specialities within the Trust to ensure medicines are used safely, appropriately, cost effectively and in accordance with local policies.


The role will be clinically focussed and key objective will be to promote the introduction and use of the complex and high cost medicines within the Trust and to support the use of biosimilar medicines.


This is a new role for a Senior Pharmacist will be fully supported by pharmacy and lead consultants. It provides the successful candidate an opportunity to develop their clinical and project management skills as well as build collaborative working relationships with clinicians and colleagues across primary and secondary care. The growth in the use of novel immunomodulatory drugs across specialities means you will also become familiar with implementation of NICE Technology appraisals, formulary applications, the use of Blueteq, and the management of Biosimilar switches, therefore further developing valuable skills in governance, risk management and cost effective use of medicines.


We would expect you to have excellent clinical pharmacy knowledge with a sound understanding of the use of biologic/biosimilar medicines and the financial aspects of these services.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Richard Musk - Principal Pharmacist Integrated Medicine on 07887 625706 or