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Bank Pharmacist Liverpool, Liverpool £25.00

Bank Pharmacist

Location: Liverpool, Liverpool |
Salary: £25.00 |
Posted: 16 Aug 2021 |
Closes: 4 Oct 2021 |
Job Type: Permanent & Part-time |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 10097

Role Responsibility:

Bank Pharmacist

HMP Altcourse

Salary £25.00 per hour (Monday-Friday)



About our Site:

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.



HMP Altcourse is a Category B local prison receiving sentenced and remand young offender and adult male prisoners from the courts in Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. The prison can accommodate 1,324 prisoners in safe custody. 

At HMP Altcourse we are committed to providing the highest standards of healthcare to prisoners in our care. Our healthcare team is staffed 24 hours a day and is made up of qualified Nurses and Health Care Assistants.


Job Spec:

Are you an experienced Pharmacist looking for a new opportunity in an environment that is different?

You will work as part of the dedicated pharmacy team to provide specialist input into a busy community in a secure setting. The post holder will be very well organised, have excellent patient care and will support the healthcare team in delivering an efficient and dedicated service.


Whats involed:

  • Working with the Chief Pharmacist, ensure that pharmacy operating SOPs are in place, updated as necessary and staff are appropriately trained.
  • Support the Chief Pharmacist in ensuring safe and cost-effective management and use of medicines within the wider secure setting.
  • Review prescriptions for accuracy and legality and identify actual or potential problems.
  • Clinically screen prescriptions.
  • Ensure the effective supply of medicines, based on the need and location of patient
  • Ensure the effective outcomes of treatment with medicines.
  • Monitor patients for potential and actual adverse effects of their medicines.
  • Take steps to ensure patients understand the purpose of their medicines and deal with any practical issues that may prevent the optimal use of their medicines.
  • Contribute to admission and discharge planning to minimize disruption to medicine supply and ensure that patients are provided with adequate supply of medication on release and transfer.

The Ideal Candidate:


  • Pharmacist registered with the GPhC,
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a registered pharmacist,
  • Ability to motivate and manage staff effectively,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
  • Ability to influence and negotiate,
  • Capacity to think strategically and ability to solve complex problems,
  • Experience of autonomous working, as well as team working,
  • Experience of writing policies and procedures,
  • Able to work within challenging and complex situations,
  • Passport for clearance.



  • Experience of working within an NHS managed healthcare environment-e.g. hospital, CCG,
  • Experience of managing Pharmacy staff,
  • Independent prescriber,
  • Experience of working within a secure environment,
  • Evidence of working within a ‘value for money’ service.



  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions
  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme
  • Subsidised healthcare plan
  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving
  • Employee Assistance Programme Scheme (Confidential Counselling Services, 24/7 support specialising in health and medical topics )
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers


For further information please email:


This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable people in a caring and compassionate way. A DBS check and relevant police/ prison clearance will be required to exclude any individuals with a history of behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients). Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.    


Please Note:  If you are successful at the interview you will be required to attend site within 7 working days for a vetting interview.




It is G4S’ current policy (subject to the Equality Act 2010), in the light of the specific work being undertaken, that all [employees] must be fully vaccinated or have had the relevant [“full”]Covid-19 vaccinations [(including any “waiting period”)]  by their commencement date. 


Disability Confident 

A Disability Confident application was made a couple of years ago for the whole of G4S UK and Ireland, although the submission (including case studies etc) came from ESS.  At that time Level 2 was awarded.  Submission was recently made for re accreditation - but this time for Level 3 - and attached is the certificate confirming their achievement (which was again awarded to the whole business).  





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