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Specialist Pharmacist: Neuro-critical care & Neurosciences

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum pro rata (Salary is dependant on experience)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Building on your foundation knowledge, experience and skills, you will be working in a dynamic and rewarding setting to deliver compassionate excellence. As a specialist pharmacist you will grow in all four pillars of practice in order to prepare for an advanced practice role.

This is a key role within the pharmacy team delivering services to the neurosciences directorate including neurosciences intensive care unit (NICU).

Main duties of the job

Key areas of the role include:
  • Liaison with the directorate pharmacy team lead and the rest of multi-disciplinary team to ensure adherence to neuro-critical care guidelines and new product reviews.
  • To identify, review and implement processes, policy and procedure that significantly improve the cost-effective use of medication within the clinical area based.
  • To provide a comprehensive medication review and clinical pharmacy service to the neurosciences clinical areas including neuro intensive care unit, neurosciences, neurology, and outpatients.
  • To work closely with the directorate pharmacy team lead for neurosciences in the implementation, review and audit of the introduction of ward and ICU based pharmacy services and new technology.
  • To ensure accurate patient medication records are updated and maintained.
  • To be responsible for monitoring prescribing and drug expenditure within the neuroscience's areas, providing regular evaluated management reports and giving advice on cost containment.
  • To work with the neurosciences clinical pharmacy team to support the pharmacy developments already started and to agree priorities.
  • To work closely with a ward-based technician or assistant, where available, in providing ward-based pharmacy services.
  • To be the pharmacy representative within the neurosciences area and to represent the area within Pharmacy.

  • About us

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

    The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

    Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community.We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence.These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please refer to above sections on job summary and main duties of the job and refer to the job description. We are happy to chat with you or arrange a visit to find out further details.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and experience


    • Masters & GPHC registration
    • Post Graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice Practice and due to complete the diploma
    • Direct patient care in more than one clinical area.
    • Quality improvement, service evaluation or audit
    • Mentoring and training others in a healthcare setting


    • Independent Prescriber
    • Preparation of protocols or guidelines
    • Critical Care Experience
    • Post Graduate Diploma/MSc in Pharmacy Practice

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    John Radcliffe Hospital

    Headley Way


    OX3 9DU

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