West Point Pharmacy – Chilwell

Archived on 30 September 2019 – this content has expired.

Role Information

Contact Name
M K Suri

UK, East Midlands

Unit 5 West Point Retail Park, 
Ranson Road,

Placement Type

Job Title
Responsible Pharmacist

Job Description

Post: Pharmacist Manager


Main purpose of the role:

The pharmacist manager will carry out day to day activities connected with the preparation and supply of medicines and will provide advice to patients on the use of medicines as well as on general health and lifestyle matters. The job holder will be responsible for the supervision and training of other pharmacy staff and will undertake activities that support the strategic objectives to maximise the profit and potential of the business.


Primary responsibilities:

  • To abide by the General Pharmaceutical Council ‘Standards of conduct, ethics and performance’, observing and applying all professional, ethical and legal obligations
  • To implement and adopt standard operating procedures, to ensure procedures are in place for the avoidance of risk
  • To dispense prescription medicines to patients, checking dosage and ensuring that medicines are correctly and safely labeled and supplied
  • To supervise the safe preparation of any medicines
  • To ensure that all dispensing errors and near misses are logged in accordance with the company’s procedures and to undertake any activity necessary to rectify or prevent errors
  • To keep and maintain a register of controlled drugs for legal purposes
  • To liaise with doctors about prescriptions to ensure accuracy and prevent risk
  • To counsel and advise patients on the treatment of minor ailments and any adverse side-effects of medicines or potential interactions with other medicines/treatments to ensure safe use
  • To prepare monitored dosage and cassette box systems for the benefit patients
  • To provide specialist health check services, such as measuring and fitting compression hosiery, monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol levels, diabetes screening and pregnancy testing for the delivery of enhanced services to patients
  • To oversee the ordering and storage of medical products to ensure safety and reduce waste
  • To arrange the delivery of prescription medicines to patients who are unable to attend the pharmacy
  • To keep up-to-date with current pharmacy practice, new drugs and their uses for the purpose of continuing professional development
  • To maintain computerised records in accordance with data protection principles to ensure patient confidentiality
  • To ensure that all present and future NHS contractual obligations in respect of essential service are adhered to
  • To ensure that all present and future NHS contractual obligations with regard to essential services are adhered to, including waste management, self-care, signposting, public health and repeat dispensing


Business responsibilities:
This section should include those activities connected with business and profit generation and will reflect the strategic objectives of your business and might include the following examples:

  • To manage supervise and train pharmacy support staff to attain optimum performance
  • To schedule labour effectively and communicate, direct and delegate to ensure that all employees operate as an effective team
  • To promote and sell appropriate products, such as toiletries, cosmetics and photographic items to increase profitability
  • To undertake budgeting and financial management activities to ensure rationalization of resources
  • To develop enhanced and extended services to grow the professional offerings of the business
  • To build and maintain relationships with other healthcare professionals, including GPs, GP surgery personnel, care home personnel, other NHS contractual staff etc


Person specification

  • Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain
  • Previous supervisory experience and ability to motivate and develop team skills
  • Understanding of business rationale and the ability to initiate and implement decisions that will achieve business goals
  • Ability to work effectively to deadlines
  • Ensure the effective use and control of resources
  • Commitment to continuing professional development and training
  • Willingness to utilise pharmacy skills and knowledge to develop services to meet the needs of the community
  • Strong communication skills with a professional, tactful and friendly attitude
  • IT literate.

Employee Benefits

Good environment, mature responsible and experienced team, established relationships with surgeries and patients, pleasant environment

4 weeks paid statutory holidays

Good backup

Positions Available

£36,000 - £42,000 depending on experience

End Date

Role Details

Pharmacist/Locum required. Application closing date 30/09/2019.

Send your CV and/or cover letter to: pharmplex@yahoo.co.uk