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Chief Pharmacist

Location: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Salary: Band 9

This is an exciting senior leadership opportunity for an exceptional candidate.

The Chief Pharmacist is a vital member of the team, providing strategic, clinical and professional leadership on the safe, effective and cost-effective use of medicines and pharmacy services. The role has an interesting and broad remit encompassing delivery of pharmaceutical services to the Trust, CCG and associated NHS providers and also leadership and management of our manufacturing unit and two distribution units.

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is a large district general hospital providing comprehensive acute and specialist services. We are the largest non-teaching hospital trust in England, with an annual turnover of close to £550m, employing over 7,000 members of staff.

Our main site is the Queen Alexandra Hospital located in Cosham and our staff and over 600 volunteers work across Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. We serve a population of around 675,000 Portsmouth and south east Hampshire residents.

The successful candidate should be a fully registered Pharmacist (GPhC) with significant and relevant senior experience of delivering advanced level clinical pharmacy services to a specialist area. Extensive experience in business planning and constructing business cases for service developments is required, of equal importance is the ability to lead by example demonstrating energy, ambition and enthusiasm.

You will be joining us at a particularly exciting time, we have recently implemented a new accountability framework through a new divisional structure to focus all our efforts on safety and quality improvement outcomes.

Our vision statement is: Working together, driving excellence in care for our communities, and we aim to deliver this vision through the implementation of a new five-year Strategy, which was launched in July. If this vision resonates, and if you share our values; Working together for Patients, with Compassion, as One Team, Always Improving, then we want to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss the role further, informally and in confidence, please do not hesitate to contact Linda McCue, tel: 07958 032839, linda.mccue@acertus.co.uk



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