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Specialist Surgical Pharmacist

Employer
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Kettering
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is a great time to join us at Kettering General Hospital. We are seeking to recruit a Specialist Surgical Pharmacist who will get the opportunity to rotate through various surgical specialties (including Intensive Care and Pre-op) and develop their clinical and leadership skills.

Applicants from pharmacists that have completed or are working towards completion of a Pharmacy Clinical Diploma are welcome. In addition, we would actively support completion of the non-medical prescribing qualification, subject to funding.

Job summary:
  • To deliver, direct, develop and evaluate clinical Pharmacy services to the Intensive Care Unit are and general surgical wards
  • To promote the safe, effective and economic use of medicines through a number of methods including the development of guidelines, teaching, training and audit.
  • To coach, mentor and supervise those staff allocated and to participate in the provision of training to Pharmacy staff and other healthcare workers.
  • To develop own skills, knowledge and expertise in all areas.


Main duties of the job

Clinical
  • To provide a clinical Pharmacy service to all surgery wards (Acute admissions, Digestive Disease Unit, Intensive Care, Orthopedic, General Surgery) and Pre-op Clinic.
  • To contribute to the development of protocols and guidelines within the above specialty areas and review any requests for the introduction of new medicines.
  • Liaises with other pharmacists in the surgical team to ensure seamless care of patients transferred to/from the surgical wards
  • To assist the lead clinical pharmacists and business managers in the monitoring of medicines expenditure and delivering on any cost improvement programs.

Medicines Safety
  • To work with Pharmacy and ward-based staff to investigate incidents and near misses and to implement and share lessons learnt/new ways of working as a result.

Education, training and leadership
  • Continuously develop own knowledge and skills to stay abreast of new guidelines and developments in given area.
  • Mentor, coach and train summer students, pre-registration students, junior pharmacists and apprentices.
  • Undertake the role of preregistration tutor and or diploma tutor.
  • Represent the department at Clinical Governance level meetings, senior meetings within the department and any other delegated responsibilities.


About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust are both part of the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire Group. Both hospitals are separate hospitals/employers with hospital board and leadership. We share a group executive team, leading on a shared vision, mission, priorities, strategies and Dedicated to Excellence Values. Backed by an impressive modernisation agenda and investment, we are committed to the delivery of the highest standards of care and our Pharmacy Services are integral to ambitions and clinical governance across the Trust.

Kettering is well placed - only an hour from London, within easy reach of Cambridge, Leicester and Peterborough, and surrounded by beautiful countryside. If required, subsidised accommodation may be available for a specified period.

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values:

Compassion

Respect

Integrity

Courageous

Accountable

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical
  • To develop clinical services in line with the Pharmacy strategic direction.
  • To provide a clinical Pharmacy service to all surgery wards (Acute admissions, Digestive Disease Unit, Intensive Care, Orthopaedic, General Surgery) and Pre-op Clinic.
  • To contribute to the development of protocols and guidelines within the above speciality areas and review any requests for the introduction of new medicines.
  • Liaises with other pharmacists in the surgical team to ensure seamless care of patients transferred to/from the surgical wards
  • To assist the lead clinical pharmacists and business managers in the monitoring of medicines expenditure and delivering on any cost improvement programs.
  • To initiate, undertake and supervise relevant practice research, publishing results locally and nationally.

Medicines Safety
  • To work with Pharmacy and ward based staff to investigate incidents and near misses and to implement and share lessons learnt/new ways of working as a result.
  • To review the results of medicines management audits (medicines safety thermometer, ward storage audits, etc.) for a defined clinical area and work with the relevant clinical staff and managers to drive any required improvements.
  • To maintain appropriate standards of service and safety, to provide and enforce guidelines, policies and procedures in line with the Trust Medicines Code.

Education, training and leadership
  • Continuously develop own knowledge and skills to stay abreast of new guidelines and developments in given area.
  • Mentor, coach and train summer students, pre-registration students, junior pharmacists and apprentices.
  • Take responsibility for department rotas, summer students, locum induction, guideline production, and change management as required.
  • Teach junior medical and nursing staff.
  • Undertake the role of preregistration tutor and or diploma tutor .
  • Qualify as an independent prescriber, subject to fulfilment of course requirements.
  • Represent the department at Clinical Governance level meetings, senior meetings within the department and any other delegated responsibilities.

General
  • To participate in the provision of the Pharmacy on-call emergency duty service (2nd on-call).
  • To undertake the role of responsible pharmacist in the dispensary on a rotational basis, including Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
  • Display behaviours in line with the Trust and department Values.
  • Participate in regular development and appraisal review meetings.


Person Specification

shortlisiting

Essential

  • Master's degree in Pharmacy
  • Registration with the GPHC
  • Postgraduate qualification in hospital Pharmacy (or completion of 2 year study toward one)
  • 2 years post registration UK hospital experience
  • Clinical experience in a range of ward/clinical areas
  • Teaching/training/coaching
  • Responsibility for a defined area requiring prioritisation/problem solving/delegation
  • Experience of leading or implementing change
  • Good clinical knowledge of commonly prescribed medicines
  • Good knowledge of NICE guidelines for common conditions
  • Good knowledge of the NHS and current priorities
  • Preparation of guidelines involving other healthcare professionals


Desirable

  • Registered Independent prescriber
  • Advanced Clinical Practitioner
  • Good knowledge of the NHS and current priorities
  • Preparation of guidelines involving other healthcare professionals


Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Rothwell Road

Kettering

NN16 8UZ

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