Principal Pharmacist Clinical Services

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Principal Pharmacist Clinical Services

£68525

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 1 week ago, 15 May | Get your application in now before you're too late!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 001ca844623142ea9d18fe2e825fa4b9

Full Job Description

Reporting directly to, supporting and working with the Deputy Chief Pharmacist, you'll be active in:- Leadership: Take the reins of a dynamic team responsible for pharmacy clinical services, providing strong and visionary leadership.- Innovation: Seize the opportunity to not just deliver services but to innovate, shape, and improve how we serve our patients. - Strategic Impact: You'll have the strategic freedom to build a robust team that ensures we meet our current objectives while setting the course for our future, aligned with the department's strategic vision.- Patient-Centric Focus: Ensure that our services are patient-focused, safe, efficient, and effective, responding to both internal and external demands.- Professional Leadership: Lead the way in pharmacy services by inspiring multi-professional teams to achieve their goals and objectives.,

  • To be the pharmacy service lead for clinical services and provide highly specialist advice on all aspects of medicine use.

  • To work across the interface to ensure the Trust and the ICB work collaboratively on the implementation of key clinical service priorities in line with strategic plans.

  • Interpret broad clinical/professional policies and NHS guidance especially in relation to clinical pharmacy service delivery to ensure Trust excellence in partnership with ICB/NHSE.

  • To lead on assigned medicine transformation programmes with respect to efficiencies that may be achieved in medicine usage in-line with local and national priorities.

  • To advise the pharmacy senior leadership team of the impact of the strategic plans of the relevant divisions on pharmacy services and plan collaborative initiatives to support the ICS.


  • Making a significant contribution to the delivery of corporate, divisional, and departmental operational and strategic priorities and to the modernisation of pharmacy services across the Trust.

    Actively representing divisional service delivery at departmental senior management meetings and deputising for the Deputy Chief Pharmacist and members of the pharmacy senior management team at relevant meetings as required.

    #BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

    We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

    The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

    Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

    We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

    With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

    We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.