Associate Chief Pharmacist, Integrated and Specialist Medicine

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£86,969 – £99,164 a year
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Are you ready for your next rewarding challenge with a supportive team? Following a refresh of our Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation Directorate operating model, this new post (one of four Clinical Group Associate Chief Pharmacists) has been created to lead pharmacy and medicines optimisation services across the diverse portfolio of specialities within the Trust’s Integrated and Specialist Medicine (ISM) Clinical Group. The post-holder will take strategic and operational responsibility for pharmacy and medicines optimisation services delivered to patients across a broad range of both acute and community specialties. This will include leadership, evaluation and assurance of services delivered by a large and highly dedicated team of pharmacy professionals across:
  • Integrated Local Services
  • Acute and General Medicine
  • Medical Specialties
  • Specialist Ambulatory Services
  • Clinical Imaging and Medical Physics
  • Dental Services
The postholder will ensure the Trust pharmacy and medicines optimisation directorate has structures and services in place to support population health across South East London ICS. The postholderwill also lead the 24h Pharmacy Residency Service and, as a core member of the Directorate Management Team will have the opportunity to influence an extensive range of pharmacy services delivered across the Trust. Please refer to the Job Description for detailed information on the role. Main duties include:
  • Strategic leadership of pharmacy services within Integrated and Specialist Medicine (ISM) Clinical Group, including services delivered within South East London ICS.
  • Develop, agree and implement a 3 – 5-year business plan for ISM Pharmacy service.
  • Lead on all aspects of clinical pharmacy services within ISM (including community services) through the senior team.
  • Ensure the Pharmacy service remains responsive to the needs of patients, ensuring adequate staffing levels are maintained.
  • Responsible for pay and non-pay budget for ISM Pharmacy service and other areas of direct responsibility
  • Delivery of the medicine management component of clinical governance within ISM.
  • Direct management of the senior ISM Pharmacy team and, through them, for all staff within the ISM Pharmacy service.
  • Influence and contribute to overall Directorate strategy and operational leadership as required.
  • Lead the Trust Clinical Residency service to ensure there is appropriate 24-hour pharmacy provision within the Trust.
  • Deliver an agreed work-plan to deliver Trust and ICB priorities for population health, including projects designed to reduce health care inequalities through use of and access to medicines.
  • Influence and clinically support the implementation of a new integrated Electronic Health Record (Epic)
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK’s best-known hospitals – Guy’s, St Thomas’, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield – as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high-quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation. We are among the UK’s busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark. Guy’s and St Thomas’ Pharmacy & Medicines Optimisation Team is one of the largest in the UK and has a strong focus on individualised care. Our teams work across multi-disciplinary teams in hospital and community settings, to deliver a full range of pharmacy services with a strong culture of medicines safety. We work closely with system partners to develop collaborations that will improve patient care beyond traditional boundaries. This is an exciting time to join the team as we prepare to launch a new Electronic Health Record in 2023 and, following a review of the Pharmacy Operating Model, we have embarked on an ambitious integration and innovation programme. This programme includes a number of workstreams designed to ensure long-term sustainability of our services including work on developing our people, medicines governance and safety, medicines value, and research & innovation.