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Pharmacist

Employer
West London NHS Trust
Location
Southall
Salary
£56,388 to £62,785 Per Annum Inclusive of Allowances
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic pharmacist to join a friendly, progressive medicines management service that serves our community in Ealing. The role is to Lead the medicines management service for the Rapid response virtual wards. This supports admissions avoidance and early discharge from acute settings. You will also lead on allocated Community health services that include multiple community services such as MSK, diabetes service, district nursing, special schools, children with learning disabilities, SALT, physiotherapy, dietetics, podiatry and TVN.

We aim to provide a calm and welcoming environment.

The successful candidate should be a highly motivated team player with good

communication skills and a keen interest in treatment of long term conditions and

medicines optimisation. Experience of working with medical patients is preferred.

We encourage collaborative working, compassionate leadership and opportunities

to positively influence. This post will be challenging and rewarding and hence we are looking for a self-motivated individual with excellent communication skills and a desire to work on in community health services, supporting patients, carers and healthcare professionals alike.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be:

Leading on developing the medicines management service for Rapid response service virtual ward, supporting the multidisciplinary integrated care team with all medicines related issues, optimising medicines use for all patients under the care of the service

Responsible for providing medicines management support and medicines information to community based teams including: MSK, diabetes service, district nursing, special schools, children with learning disabilities, SALT, physiotherapy, dietetics, podiatry and TVN. This list is not exhaustive

Responsible for managing and delivering comprehensive prescribing advice and information for clinicians, patients and carers

Responsible for ensuring the safe, clinically effective and cost efficient use of medicines

To initiate, supervise and undertake medicine audits (where required) on behalf of the pharmacy team

Provide appropriate training and education for nursing and medical staff with regards to the use of medicines used in integrated care and other therapeutic area

Collate activity and outcome data for respective areas

To actively develop, monitor and integrate policies/guidelines and procedures covering all aspects of pharmaceutical care and medicines management within the service

The applicant will be required to take part in the out of hours on-call service as well as the weekend morning service on a rota basis. There are additional payments surplus to the main salary for these shifts

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Registered member of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Registered member of the General Pharmaceutical Council


Desirable

  • Member of RPS
  • Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Member of UKCPA or other recognized groups/networks for integrated care


Experience

Essential

  • With relevant and significant pharmacy experience relevant to the post
  • Experience in providing a medicines management service or equivalent


Desirable

  • Experience in integrated care (or equivalent) environment Undertaking clinical medication reviews in older people and improving adherence
  • Delivering direct pharmaceutical care to patients with long term condition
  • Management experience Management skills e.g. recruitment/ appraisal /training/ leadership/ motivation/ sickness absence
  • Leading a team of staff to deliver a service
  • Experience of MDT audit and/or research & development
  • Experience of project management Experience of managing 'change' Working across the wider health and social care integrated/integrated care settings or partnership working within multidisciplinary teams


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of the implications of pharmacy national guidance (e.g. NICE, NHS England, MHRA)
  • Knowledge of and ability to develop and implement policies and Procedures Some experience with projects


Desirable

  • Knowledge of integrated care pharmacy acquired through training and experience


Skills

Essential

  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work
  • Ability to manage the change process
  • Good time management, problem solving, organisational and prioritisation skills
  • IT and presentation skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Flexible approach
  • Team worker able to relate to all grades of staff
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to influence senior pharmacy and medical staff, the multidisciplinary team and management
  • Ability to identify and manage risks
  • Demonstrates awareness of and commitment to the Clinical Governance agenda Professional manner


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to convey information to patients who may be distressed or have barriers to understanding
  • Ability to communicate highly complex information to decision makers
  • Good general health


Desirable

  • Valid UK driving license
  • Car owner driver


Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust

Address

ICS Pharmacy

Southall

UB2 4SD

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

222-PHA-046

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