Location
HMP IOW
Specialism
Pharmacy
Advertising Salary
Up to £46,000
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Schedule Type
Full Time

About The Role

Our in-house pharmacy team is seeking a new lead. We are looking for a talented, self-motivated pharmacist to lead the day-to-day running of our pharmacy service. We are a forward-thinking team with a strong track record of leading on innovation. This role will be the principal manager of a team of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians delivering a high-quality service to our 1100 patients. Additionally, you will work closely with nursing, mental health and GP leads to, ensuring medicines optimisation is safe, robust, and patient-focused. You will be part of the Senior Management Team helping the Head of Healthcare to develop and improve the quality of our service.
 
You'll be responsible for the provision and delivery of an integrated, safe, legal, high-quality prison pharmaceutical service. Working closely with the Head of Healthcare and the multidisciplinary team, you'll be responsible for ensuring that the provision of service meets the contractual obligations. The role also involves responsibility for providing daily expert advice on pharmaceutical matters and ensuring that a safe but modern medicines management service is provided to prisoners. You will be responsible for leading a team of Pharmacy technicians and be required to deliver some wing-based clinics.
 
About HMP Isle of Wight

HMP Isle of Wight is a category B prison that is based over 2 sites Albany and Parkhurst and has a population of 1100 prisoners.
Our two sites-based Primary Healthcare Centres provide a comprehensive primary care service, GP appointments, chronic disease nurse-led clinics, screening programmes, and health promotion work. An emergency response service to prison wings is also provided.
There is also an Inpatient Healthcare unit (IHU) on the Albany site which provides 24-hour care to those with mental health, physical health, substance misuse, and palliative care needs. The post-holder may be expected on occasions to rotate to the inpatient unit.

About You

You will be a qualified Registered Pharmacist- BSc or Master’s Degree in Pharmacy, holding registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council. You will have a real passion for developing your Pharmaceutical skills and those of your team.

You will have experience in leading and managing a team and a strong focus on continuous improvement for processes and procedures. You’ll have a flexible approach to working within a team that encourages new ideas. If you are self-motivated and able to work autonomously as well as showing plenty of initiative when it comes to handling a wide range of situations, then this could be the right role for you!

In return for the hard work you will...

Receive an annual salary of up to £46,000 per annum dependent on experience, with the possibility of a relocation package for the right candidate!. We also offer training & development opportunities, a company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays, staff well-being, access to bank hours, CPD, re-validation, cycle to work scheme and on-site gym facilities.

About Us

We’re the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare services in prisons and youth prisoner establishments.

We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. That’s why we’re proud to deliver quality healthcare in some of the most challenging environments; care that is equal to what you receive in the community. We’re passionate about making a difference in the lives of prisoners by improving their health, securing their wellbeing, and helping to reduce reoffending behaviour.

We deliver round-the-clock healthcare to more than 40,000 patients at over 45 prisons of all categories. Prisons are a community like any other and we offer all of the health services any community needs in one place and with a single team. These range from reception health checks on arrival and regular GP services, to help with substance misuse, mental health, chronic or long-term conditions, podiatry, physiotherapy, and optometry.

 
Further Information

This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week.

The salary range for this role is up to £46,000 per annum (pro-rata) - depending on experience.

Please note that this role is subject to Practice Plus Group Terms & Conditions and offers of employment are subject to right to work in the UK, references, an enhanced DBS check, and prison vetting.

At Practice Plus Group we actively promote diversity and equal opportunities and we are committed to this in both the running of our prison healthcare service and how we recruit our staff. We actively encourage applications from everyone with the essential requirements of the job, regardless of any protected characteristics.

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