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Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Medication Safety, Risk and Research

Band 8c

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Medication Safety Pharmacist
Band 8c
Full Time 37.5 Hours per Week
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Hull Royal Infirmary
£59,090 - £71,243** PA
04/03/2019 23:59

Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Medication Safety, Risk and Research

Are you looking for a challenge and the opportunity to progress your career to the next level?........ Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust may be the answer for you!

Continuing to benefit from the legacy of being the UK’s City of Culture in 2017, Kingston-upon-Hull has more to offer than first meets the eye. Not only does the city boast two Super league rugby teams, but the Championship football team of Hull City AFC also resides here. As well as excellent shopping facilities, the city centre has exceptional transport links all over Yorkshire, including trains to the nearby cities of Leeds and York. Located less than an hours’ drive to the seaside town of Bridlington, Hull is also conveniently placed to the Humber Bridge, the gateway to Lincolnshire and beyond!

Hull Universities Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has benefitted from increased funding allowing for the development of new Emergency Care facilities for both adults and children, as well as the renovation of the main tower block at the Hull Royal Infirmary site. At the Castle Hill Hospital site, the Oncology and Haematology Centre provides specialised care to 1.2 million patients from across the region. There is also a cardiac and elective surgery facility which provides specialist cardiothoracic care to patients from across Yorkshire.

The Pharmacy team is both ambitious and motivated, focusing our work around the best interests of our patients and continually striving to improve the services we offer. Currently some of the key projects include:


  • Expansion of Pharmacist prescribing


  • New ways of working to support safe & effective discharge


  • Introduction of electronic prescribing


  • Working beyond the hospital, specifically in support of patients in care homes.


We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated pharmacist to develop this established role, bringing together medication safety, quality, risk, and research.

This exciting development puts you at the forefront of patient safety, in a position to influence, change, and lead not only in the Pharmacy Department, but at a strategic level right across the Trust and beyond as Pharmacy moves towards the development of system leadership..

You will be our Trust’s Medication Safety Officer and the expert in medicines safety across the organisation. You are not alone! You’re supported by a Principal Technician in Medication Safety and by the National MSO Network, as well as a regional group across Yorkshire.

You will lead a dedicated team of pharmacists, technicians and support staff working on all aspects of quality and risk reduction and promote research both within the department and by managing the pharmacy clinical trials team.

Our name change (February 19) emphasises our developing our links with the University of Hull and the Hull York Medical School so this role will support embedding Pharmacy led research. The trust recognises that medication safety is key to delivering high quality care to our patients; you will lead the department and the trust to implement excellence in this area.

  ** Salary relates to year 1 of 3 year NHS pay deal

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information please contact David Corral, Chief Pharmacist on 01482 674731, Julie Randall existing post holder on 01482 623264 or Grace Gough Deputy Chief Pharmacist (Clinical Services) on 01482 674520

If you have problems applying, contact

01482 468026