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Job summary

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Fixed term: 10 months (Until the end of March 2023 - current anticipated end point of vaccination)
Part time - 25 hours per week (Thursdays 8am to 7pm, Fridays 8am to 7pm and Saturday 8am to 1pm in line with vaccine centre.hours)
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Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Airedale General Hospital
£47,126 - £53,219 pro rata per annum
Salary period
07/07/2022 23:59
Interview date

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COVID-19 Vacancy Senior Pharmacist - Vaccination

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Job overview

The COVID-19 Vaccination Programme is a national priority, which continues to develop and grow, with urgency and demand. Pharmaceutical oversight of the Covid- 19 Vaccine processes is fundamentally one of the most important factors in the vaccination programme.

As the Senior Pharmacist for the Vaccine Centre, you will form part of a dynamic team in delivering a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations.

This is a fixed term position until 31st March 2023.

Main duties of the job

The core remit of this role will be to support the pharmaceutical, clinical and quality aspects of the Covid-19 vaccination programme work, as well as wider programme delivery.

To provide specialist pharmaceutical and clinical advice and guidance to the vaccination service, including acting as the clinical lead when required.

To provide pharmaceutical operational oversight including clinical and non-clinical governance to ensure the safe, effective, and efficient delivery of vaccination services.

To facilitate, develop and implement plans or processes to support continuous improvement and safe, effective, and efficient delivery of the programme.

Working for our organisation

We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.

We want to attract staff who embrace our ‘Right Care’ behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients – we want to make these part of our DNA.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details and a detailed job description, please see the attached job description and person specification attached to this advert.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Pharmacist Registration with GPhC


Essential criteria
  • Experience as hospital or vaccination centre Pharmacist

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Lucy Hennessy
Job title
Deputy Chief Pharmacist
Email address
Additional information

Andrea Brown 01535 293502 

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