Lead for Pharmacy Workforce Review (Part Time)

Queen's University Belfast - School of Pharmacy

The Northern Ireland Centre for Pharmacy Learning and Development (NICPLD) provides over 1,000 hours of learning opportunity each year to pharmacists, pre-registration trainees and pharmacy technicians. While the live and distance learning programmes remain the cornerstone of the Centre’s activities, NICPLD encourages pharmacists to engage in other learning opportunities. Accredited and vocational training is provided by NICPLD. The postgraduate certificate in pharmacy prescribing (6 months) has been running since 2003, while the vocational programme (2 years) for junior hospital pharmacists started in 2008. Accredited courses for pharmacy technicians who wish to train as ACTs and PODs technicians are also provided.  NICPLD delivers the mandatory courses that pre-registration trainees are required to complete.

This temporary part-time post (0.6 FTE) is available until 31 July 2019 to project manage the Pharmacy Workforce Review in Northern Ireland to consider the needs of the HSC over the next 10 years and how the pharmacy workforce in all sectors needs to develop in order to deliver new ways and structures of working. The successful candidate will engage with senior representatives of the pharmacy profession from all sectors to propose innovative models of practice. This will involve building on existing examples of innovation and working across professional boundaries to establish new models of skill-mix. Secondments from other organisations will be considered for this post.   

The successful candidate must have:

  • Masters or Honours degree in pharmacy
  • Postgraduate qualification in relevant subject or expected to shortly complete postgraduate study.
  • Membership or eligible for membership of the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland
  • A minimum of 3 years of post-registration experience
  • Experience networking within pharmacy and of multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • Experience in project management
  • Professional specialist knowledge of the Health Service workforce

Further information about the Centre can be found at www.nicpld.org/ 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Laura O’Loan, email: l.oloan@qub.ac.uk

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 30 August 2018

Closing date: Wednesday 8 August 2018

For full criteria and to apply online, visit www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact Human Resources, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on HR@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

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