Lead Pharmacist in QUB

Website QUB Belfast

Job Description: The School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast is currently seeking an exceptional candidate to fill the position of Lead Pharmacist for Prescribing.

Role Overview: The Lead Pharmacist for Prescribing will be responsible for managing and leading the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the independent prescribing course for pharmacists. This program of learning must align with the Commission from the Department of Health and support the implementation of the Government’s strategy for the delivery of pharmacy services.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage and oversee the independent prescribing course for pharmacists.
Ensure compliance with the Department of Health’s requirements and government strategies.
Facilitate networking within the pharmacy community and promote multi-disciplinary collaboration.
Utilize project management skills to effectively coordinate and execute tasks.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience: To be considered for this role, you must possess the following qualifications and experience:

A degree in Pharmacy.
Current membership or eligibility for membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland.
Significant recent experience as a Registered Pharmacist.
Experience working in community pharmacy and/or hospital and/or primary care settings.
Proven experience in networking within the pharmacy profession and collaborating with multiple disciplines.
Demonstrated experience in project management.
Contract and Benefits: This position is a fixed-term appointment for 12 months. Fixed-term contracts are initially offered for the stated period but may be renewed or considered for permanent employment based on the availability of funding.

At Queen’s University, we value our staff and provide an excellent employment package, including:

Attractive terms and conditions.
Access to pension schemes.
Flexibility in working arrangements, with opportunities for remote and office-based work.
Family-friendly initiatives.
Career development prospects.
Support for health and mental well-being.
Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks per year (including annual leave, closure days, and bank holidays).
Commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: Queen’s University is dedicated to promoting equality of opportunity for all individuals. We have fostered an inclusive culture and established staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) to advance equality.

Additionally, we are committed to Equality Charter Marks, including the Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena Swan. For more information about our commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, please visit our website.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please refer to the ‘Candidate Information’ link below for detailed essential and desirable criteria. Informal inquiries may also be directed to Heather Bell at H.Bell@qub.ac.uk.

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