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Pharmacy Operations Manager

Band 8B

Main area
Operations Management
Band 8B
37.5 hours
Job ref
£49,242 - £59,964 per annum
25/11/2018 23:59
Interview date

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A key leadership role has arisen within the North Bristol Trust’s Pharmacy Department.

North Bristol Trust is a major Teaching Trust with services provided from our state-of-the-art pharmacy department based in the hospital at Southmead. Our Trust is the largest in the South West and has a number of specialties including, Renal Medicine and Transplantation, HIV, Haematology, Urology, Neonatology, Respiratory, Major Trauma, Neurology and Neurosurgery

The Pharmacy Department is committed to providing a high quality clinical service and improving patient safety through standard and innovative practices that supports our working patterns in the new hospital and our Trust’s objectives.

The successful candidate will provide strategic and operational leadership for the development of pharmacy services within the acute care setting. Through collaborative leadership they will be expected to develop and deliver a vision for excellence in pharmaceutical care taking account of the challenging landscape across all care settings, providing and maintaining best practice in pharmacy services. Significant experience in leading service development and successfully managing change projects is essential.  Closer integration with clinical teams is actively supported through the development of team based working.

The Primary role of the Pharmacy Operations Manager is to be managerially responsible for the following Pharmacy services:- Dispensary, Medicine Distribution, Medicine Procurement, Pharmacy Stores and Homecare. They will also be responsible for the delivery of the major incident and business continuity plans, management of complaints received by Pharmacy and the security of the department and the safe storage of medicines.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire multi-professional teams will be essential. This post is ideally suited to someone who is motivated by well-managed change across traditional professional boundaries and wants to extend their experience at a senior management level in a progressive environment.

Closing Date: 25th November 2018

Interview Date: 12th December 2018

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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

Jane Coleborn, Director of Pharmacy,  tel 0117 41 42276, email

Ian Fielding, Chief Technician, tel 0117 41 42277 email

If you have problems applying, contact

0117 414 1151