Careers Image 1440px_By_600px

Pharmacist L9 7LH, Liverpool £31,365.65 - £46,373.60


Location: L9 7LH, Liverpool |
Salary: £31,365.65 - £46,373.60 |
Posted: 20 Jun 2022 |
Closes: 11 Jul 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 11744

Role Responsibility:



Salary: £31,365.65 - £46,373.60 (Depending on experience)

Working Hours: Permanent, Full Time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Location: HMP Altcourse, Liverpool, L9 7LH


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.


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.


What’s involved:

  • 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.

  • 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 minimise disruption to medicine supply and ensure that patients are provided with adequate supply of medication on release and transfer.

  • Demonstrate professional accountability to patients.

  • Support the Chief Pharmacist with service improvement projects that contribute to safe management of medicines across the secure site.

  • Work in accordance with, and support the review and updating of G4S Medicines Management codes/Standard Operating Procedures in respect of the appropriate and safe use of medicines, including Controlled Drugs.

  • Provides clinical leadership that challenges traditional practices and encourages innovation problem solving amongst staff with focus on implementation of secure wide developments.

  • Provide regular comprehensive advice and support to GPs, visiting healthcare professionals e.g. dentists, physiotherapists, mental health specialists and secure senior management team in dealing with complex concerns, complaints and clinical incidents.

  • Supports the Chief Pharmacist with EDRs for named pharmacy staff ensuring that each have job description and objectives.

  • Work with the GP team to provide a medication review service to enable patients to discuss any problems experienced with medication.

  • Support the prescribing of in-possession medication where appropriate, whilst minimising risk of misuse or abuse.

  • Promote Public Health campaigns within the secure setting. e,g. Flu vaccination.

  • Develop and monitor clinical audits in relation to medicine management.

  • Support the Chief Pharmacist in the analysis and interpretation of prescribing data.

  • Ensure the safety and confidentiality of information held both manually and electronically.

The Ideal Candidate:

Essential Criteria:

  • 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.


Desirable Criteria:

  • 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)

  • Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers.

  • Progression, training and development opportunities


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 that this vacancy is subject to a minimum 5 year checkable employment and education history including criminal record vetting. To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK.


Disability Confident 




Advanced Search: