Chief Pharmacist

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£79,592 – £91,787 a year
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional individual to lead the Pharmacy department within our organisation. You will provide strategic, operational, and collaborative leadership to ensure medicines use is optimised within the acute setting. You will work closely with the divisional leadership team to lead, influence and deliver better care for our patients. The successful candidate must be strategically oriented, have a partnership approach to working and be empathetic. The successful candidate will be joining an innovative and high performing pharmacy team that is well respected within the trust and beyond.
  • Responsible for the safe provision, management and strategic service development of the Pharmacy Service. Ensuring that the objectives of the Trust and its Service Groups are met through effective resource and performance management.
  • Work with the pharmaceutical leads within the Integrated Care Board to ensure joined up policy and pharmaceutical care across the locality.
  • To line manage the senior leadership team within the Pharmacy department.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King’s Lynn is located near some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, along the North Norfolk coast, and not far from Sandringham House. We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based healthcare services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. We have more than 4,000 staff and volunteers, approximately 530 beds, and a helipad for air ambulances. We work with neighbouring hospitals for the provision of tertiary services, including as part of regional partnership and network models of care, such as the trauma network. Some specialist services and clinics are provided in community facilities, such as the North Cambridgeshire hospital in Wisbech. In February 2022, the significant progress that has been made at QEH in just three years since 2019 was recognised by the Care Quality Commission who rated the Trust as ‘Good’ in all of the core services they inspected, and recommended the Trust moves out of the recovery support system (formerly special measures). We have an absolute determination to continuously improve care and services for our patients and their families.