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Vacancy for Medicines Inspector (Primary Medical Services)

Salary Grade B National £37,321 - London £42,050
Directorate Primary Medical Services
Function PMS - Medicines Optimisation
Job Type Permanent
Hours of Work 37

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Medicines Inspector

Home based in the South Region in the East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Kent and Surrey area
**Please note that this role will include regular travel within the region**

About CQC

CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve. We monitor, inspect and regulate services to ensure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.

About the role

We have an exciting Medicines Inspector opportunity within our South Regional Team in the East Sussex/West Sussex area. Fundamentally your role will be to provide expert pharmaceutical advice on the safe management and effective use of medicines and input into the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC’s) regulatory, inspection and investigation activity.

As an excellent communicator, you will champion good practice, promoting this to stakeholders as an integral part of the dynamic Medicines Optimisation team, bringing your expert knowledge to support teams across the organisation. As part of this team, your role will be interesting, challenging and rewarding. Our Medicines Inspectors are required to be confident and informed about what good care looks like

About You

You will be a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician, who is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and has practised as a registrant for a minimum of 3 years. This is an exciting opportunity to use your professional knowledge and skills, to make a difference.

Your background will have allowed you to have gained a thorough understanding of the needs of people who use services. Most of all you’ll be enthusiastic, motivated and willing to lead by example in the achievement of personal, team and national goals. You will be computer literate and confident at articulating coherent rationales for action based on robust evidence both written and verbally.

Closing date for this role is 19th December 2018 at 11.45pm

Assessment date for the role is TBC

Assessment Process

Once shortlisted, successful applicants will attend an assessment centre which will include a number of exercises and an interview

External Candidate Information

• Please provide referee details for a full 3 year employment history on your application along with relevant information to support any gaps in employment. We will not approach your referees without your prior consent.

• Please note that if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of this vacancy closing, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

• Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications being received across all of our vacancies, we are unable to provide individual feedback at application stage.

• We must also inform you that, in line with the majority of government organisations, we do not pay travelling expenses for interviewees.

Tier 2

CQC are currently not able to accept applications from anyone requiring Tier 2 sponsorship because there are currently no Tier 2 vacancies.

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