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Highly Specialist Pharmacist: Heart Failure

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£58,698 to £65,095 a year p.a inclusive of HCA
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an exciting role in which you will deliver, develop and evaluate our clinical pharmacy service to cardiovascular patients, with a specific focus on heart failure. The role has been designed to deliver pharmacist-led out patients clinics, specialist input at ward level, education and training, guideline development and practice research. The expectation is that the appointed pharmacist will be a role model in the field of cardiovascular medicine and in particular heart failure and provide a consistently high pharmaceutical service for patients in line with GSTT corporate objectives.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the service provision across the following domains:

Clinical Practice

To act as a clinical role model for pharmacists involved in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease (with a specific focus on heart failure) and demonstrate the ability to provide safe, clinically effective and cost efficient use of drugs in these patients.

Leadership

To support clinical pharmacy services for patients with cardiovascular disease (with a specific focus on heart failure) in accordance with priorities set by the post holder, lead heart failure consultant and lead cardiology pharmacist, in order to ensure safe, clinically effective and cost efficient use of drugs in these patients.

Evaluation of Service

To monitor clinical pharmacy services for patients with cardiovascular disease (with a specific focus on heart failure) in accordance with the priorities set by the post holder, lead heart failure consultant and general manager/clinical director in order to ensure safe, clinically effective and cost efficient use of drugs in these patients.

Please refer to the job description for the full list of duties

About us

The Cardiovascular service at Guy's and St Thomas' is one of the largest in the UK and consists of three main departments: Cardiology Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery. All three provide a wide range of services to the local population as well as providing specialist services to patients across South London and Kent. The recent GSTT and Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals merger, has allowed us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a lasting centre of national and international importance devoted to the treatment of heart and lung diseases in adults and children.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Safe and clinically effective use of medicines in patients with cardiovascular (with a specific focus on heart failure) Efficient use of drugs budget for patients with cardiovascular disease (with a specific focus on heart failure).

To work collaboratively with senior pharmacy and medical staff, the multidisciplinary teams and management and to participate in the natural agenda for pharmacy services in accordance with the agreed objectives

See Job Description and personal specification for further details.

Person Specification

Knowledge/Qualifications

Essential

  • MPharm degree Higher degree / diploma in Clinical Pharmacy
  • Higher degree / Postgraduate Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice, or equivalent experience
  • Registration with GPhC


Desirable

  • RPS membership RPS Faculty Membership Independent / Supplementary Prescribing Qualification


Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrable ability to ensure safe, clinically effective and cost efficient use of drugs in cardiovascular patients
  • Deliver pharmaceutical services to acute and/or specialist medicine patients
  • Deliver pharmaceutical services to cardiovascular patients
  • Identify and promote best practice
  • Ensure delivery of the clinical governance agenda in relation to drug use
  • Motivate and inspire others
  • Proactively develop clinical pharmacy services in line with local and national objectives


Desirable

  • Clinical experience in intensive care or another level 3 environment
  • Demonstrate innovation
  • Extend the boundaries of the profession
  • Ensure that issues related to pharmaceutical care are appropriately represented at directorate or equivalent level


Experience

Essential

  • To have managed an area of clinical pharmacy services
  • Identify and prioritise clinical pharmacy services
  • Ensure national and local agendas are delivered
  • Establish processes for the setting of standards of care
  • Identify and manage changes that need to occur to achieve these
  • Identify and manage the risks involved
  • Delegate authority appropriately to junior staff
  • To provide evaluated pharmaceutical and financial information including high cost medicines funded via individual funding requests
  • To identify changes in prescribing practices that may impact on the drugs budget


Desirable

  • To have a recognised management qualification or equivalent experience
  • Have managed clinical pharmacy services in cardiovascular
  • Reconcile national priorities with local realities
  • Work across traditional boundaries
  • Evaluate performance of junior staff against identified criteria using Trust IPR tools
  • To promote Improvements in Working Lives
  • To identify new prescribing practices that may impact budget (horizon scanning)
  • To demonstrate professional accountability to service users, stakeholders and the profession


Skills (Research)

Essential

  • To demonstrate a critical approach to the development and evaluation of clinical pharmacy services
  • Demonstrate a critical approach towards pharmacy practice
  • Integrate research evidence into practice.
  • Identify gaps in the evidence base
  • Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate protocols and guidelines
  • Actively seek to improve the ward and clinical services provided


Desirable

  • To have a recognised post graduate qualification with a research component, or equivalent published evidence
  • Demonstrates critical approach to development and evaluation of clinical pharmacy services to cardiovascular
  • Undertake own research
  • Guide and support others undertaking research
  • Co-ordinate the undergraduate and preregistration student clinical activity


Skills (Education and Training)

Essential

  • To demonstrate the ability to educate, train and evaluate pharmacy staff and other health care professionals
  • Identify training needs of staff in order to undertake the roles required
  • Provide education and training to pharmacy and other staff
  • Evaluate the training provided
  • Participate in the clinical training of the ward pharmacists
  • Identify own training needs
  • Actively seek novel opportunities to meet training needs
  • Maintain a portfolio of practice


Desirable

  • To have a recognised post graduate qualification with a teaching component, or equivalent evidence of teaching experience
  • To demonstrate the ability to educate, train and evaluate pharmacy staff and other health care professionals in a clinical specialty
  • Develop strategies to meet the training needs of staff
  • Previous experience of delivering teaching or training to undergraduates


Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital

St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road

London

SE1 7EH

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