Band 8a Lead Specialist Pharmacist Microbiology

  • Temporary
  • Croydon

NLG Health are currently looking for an experienced Band 8a Lead Specialist Clinical Pharmacist – Microbiology for a Hospital in Croydon to cover an ongoing booking until the end of July 2024, with an anticipated extension.

With over 20 years of Healthcare experience, NL Group can offer you the chance to make a positive impact, while still enjoying a more flexible career working around your lifestyle.

·Full time block bookings and flexible working available

·Top rates of pay!

·Quick and stress-free registration process

·FREE mobile app

·Weekly Payroll

·On-going training and personal development

·Optional stakeholder group pension scheme

Main Duties

  • To provide expert leadership and specialist professional advice on antimicrobials
  • To be responsible for developing, managing, maintaining and evaluating services to ensure effective antimicrobial stewardship across the Trust. The role involves liaising with clinicians, nursing and other health and social care professionals both in the primary and secondary care setting.
  • To make recommendations and support the development of necessary frameworks to ensure the safe management of antimicrobials through related strategy, policy and training within the Trust.
  • To supervise Band 6 and 7 pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists working across the Trust, as required.
  • To develop and deliver training sessions to registered healthcare professionals and non-registered staff within the Trust.
  • To contribute to the patient safety agenda and clinical governance agenda through interventions and optimisations of antimicrobial medication.
  • To provide professional advice to the associate Chief Pharmacist for assuring compliance with NHSLA, CQC and other standards relating to antimicrobials.


You will be a Pharmacist that is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and has hospital and ward based clinical experience. It is essential that you work within codes of practice and professional guidelines and be able to communicate health issues effectively and courageously.

You must currently be living in the UK, have effective communication skills, excellent attendance record as well as the ability to work under pressure. Additionally, it is essential that you have a minimum of 6 months previous work experience within acute healthcare setting with the ability to provide 2 professional references are essential.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Recruitment Team on 01482 606040.

Schedule: Full time/Part time

Tagged as: Healthcare

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