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NHS Health Education England

Superintendent Pharmacist

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Role description

A superintendent pharmacist is responsible for the professional and clinical management of a pharmacy and the administration of the sale and supply of medicines. You will lead a small team of pharmaceutical professionals and will ensure compliance of standard operating procedures and up-to-date training is maintained for staff.

Key responsibilities

  • The delivery of high-quality patient care by ensuring compliance with statutory and professional requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) ‘Standards for Pharmacy Professionals’
  • To document, maintain and communicate effective, efficient safe working practices and standard operating procedures as required by the GPhC
  • Provide clinical and professional leadership to all pharmacy staff
  • To monitor, assess and oversee the training and competencies of pharmacy staff in accordance with the Code of Ethics and requirements of the GPhC
  • To ensure the ‘Pharmacy Record’ is maintained at all times and in accordance with the Medicines (Pharmacies) (Responsible Pharmacist) Regulations 2008
  • To ensure that prescription records are maintained in accordance with GPhC and legal requirements.
  • To store medicines in appropriate conditions, temperature logs are maintained, and procedures are in place for safe disposal of returned or expired medicines
  • To oversee and manage Controlled Drugs including the principles outlined in the DH publication ‘The Safer Management of Controlled Drugs’ and to maintain accurate record-keeping and registration.
  • To contribute to the efficient running and profitability of the pharmacy by monitoring and auditing medicines expenditure and by introducing new or revised working practices for all aspects of purchasing and the safe management of medicines

Qualifications

  • A UK qualified, registered Pharmacist with a valid GPhC Number.
  • A solid understanding of Pharmacy Laws and Regulations
  • Self-motivated individual with high levels of attention to detail
  • Professional, ethical and committed to providing excellent customer care
  • Excellent computer literacy with good working knowledge of office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills, confidence at networking with clients and professionals

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