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Clinical Pharmacist

Employer
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
Depending on experience Dependant on Experience
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic pharmacist to join the pharmacy team at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for an experienced pharmacist to join our enthusiastic and dynamic pharmacist team based at Birmingham Women's Hospital. Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to learn and develop, including postgraduate learning opportunities.

Successful candidates will be responsible for the delivery of high quality, proactive and patient focused clinical pharmacy services in a range of specialties across the maternity, gynaecology and neonatal directorates to include neonatal intensive care.

The Birmingham Women's Pharmacy Team sits within the BWC Pharmacy Department a busy department dealing with a wide range of specialties. We were awarded Outstanding Clinical Team of the Year 2021 and have a high profile across the Trust. We pride ourselves on being a friendly department within a welcoming Trust with many opportunities to develop your skills, explore new ways of working and be at the forefront of new technologies. We have strong links with academia and strongly support individuals at all levels looking to progress education and research.

Main duties of the job

To ensure medicines are prescribed safely, economically and are appropriate to the needs of the patient across various specialties.

Provide advice on pharmaceutical care to healthcare professionals and patients.

To record clinical interventions and medication incidents to highlight areas of concern.

To provide medication advice to patients and their families to ensure they are aware of their medicines and potential side effects.

To analyse directorate finance reports and identify cost saving opportunities.

To partake in clinical audit and service improvement projects.

To support antimicrobial stewardship.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and personal specification to view the full details for this opportunity at the Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and personal specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional details.

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MPharm or equivalent degree
  • Successful completion of foundation year and exam
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or Pharmacist Independent Prescriber


Desirable

  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society


Knowledge and Nature of Experience

Essential

  • Able to understand the complex clinical and social needs of patients and families and meet those needs whenever possible.
  • Able to understand complex clinical situations and to discuss and make recommendations to resolve issues arising from them with medical, nursing and other staff.
  • Suitable years post-qualification experience


Desirable

  • Previous hospital experience


Analytical and Judgement Skills

Essential

  • Able to work independently, prioritise, set goals and meet deadlines.
  • Able to identify issues and use own initiative to address them.
  • Able to maintain standards and accuracy whilst working under pressure.
  • Aware of personal limitations and asks for help as required.


Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge

Essential

  • Able to use a variety of computer software to organise and present information
  • Previous experience and knowledge of audit.
  • Awareness of requirements towards CQC.
  • Demonstrates continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of medication safety.


Desirable

  • Previous experience of delivering clinical pharmacy services to neonatal patients and staff.
  • Previous experience of delivering clinical pharmacy services to a Women's directorate.
  • Familiarity with drugs expenditure and prescribing trends.


Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes

Essential

  • Good team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Trustworthy and respectful of confidential information about both patients and colleagues
  • Adaptable to change in working practices and flexible in terms of working hours on an occasional basis
  • Able to remain professional in challenging circumstances
  • Negotiating skills and powers of persuasion
  • Well organised
  • High standards of work presentation
  • Self-motivated with a 'can do' attitude


Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Birmingham Women's Hospital

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

B15 2TG

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284-24-6279296-DMCM

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