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Senior Rotational Clinical Pharmacist

Employer
Northampton General Hospital
Location
Northampton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are very excited to be able to offer a new rotational programme at a more senior level to you and our pharmacists at NGH. This will enable you to continue your development and increase your skills and knowledge across a wider portfolio before deciding to specialise. You will be working within the friendly and supportive Pharmacy Clinical Team to provide a comprehensive medicines optimisation and management service within a designated clinical area for a 6-month rotation. The specialities will include:

Medicine - Admissions, ED, Renal, Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, amongst others

Surgery - General (inc. Vascular), Gynae, H& N, T& O, Critical Care, POAC

ePMA/Digital with a clinical speciality

Paediatrics

Medicines Information / Safety / Training / High Cost Medicines

Other clinical areas where service opportunities allow

Main duties of the job

To work within a clinical specialty for 6 months at a time, building relations with other staff to ensure safe and effective medicines optimisation for patients.

To actively participate in ward rounds and fully integrate within the speciality multidisciplinary team

If available within the speciality, to work in pharmacy led clinics

To undertake projects or developments within the speciality eg Quality Improvements, Audits, Research.

To contribute to guideline, PGD developments within the speciality.

To carry out root cause analysis of medicine related incidents which have occurred within the speciality and attend or present at governance meetings.

To undertake training of pharmacy and other healthcare professionals within the speciality.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Integrity

Courage

We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work with the Pharmacy Clinical Team to provide a comprehensive Pharmacy Service within a designated clinical area, specialities including:

Medicine Admissions, ED, Renal, Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, amongst others

Surgery General (inc. Vascular), Gynae, H& N, T& O, Critical Care, POAC

ePMA/Digital with a clinical speciality

Paediatrics

Medicines Information / Safety / Training / High Cost Medicines

Other clinical areas where service opportunities allow

Additional responsibilities within the clinical area as specified below:
  • Providing a Clinical and Specialist Pharmacist role
  • Managing (planning, organising, monitoring, controlling, developing staff etc)
  • Training of pharmacy staff and the wider multidisciplinary team
  • Service development including Quality Improvement projects, preparation of guidelines

Speciality Pharmacy Role

To work within a clinical specialty for 6months at a time, building relations with other staff to ensure safe and effective medicines optimisation for patients.

To actively participate in ward rounds and fully integrate within the speciality multidisciplinary team

If available within the speciality, to work in pharmacy led clinics

To undertake projects or developments within the speciality eg Quality Improvements, Audits, Research.

To contribute to guideline, PGD developments within the speciality.

To carry out root cause analysis of medicine related incidents which have occurred within the speciality and attend or present at governance meetings.

Clinical Services

To provide information, advice and guidance on the safe, effective and economical use of medicines and to challenge poor practice.

To optimise medicines management by reconciling drug histories, performing structured medication reviews and using patients own medicines.

To detect, record and report adverse drug reactions to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and via Datix as per Trust Policy or via practice policy, as appropriate.

To record your clinical activity and to monitor the outcome of your advice.

To monitor interventions in treatment to identify training and information needs.

To fulfil the requirements of the Code of Ethics and Professional Standards for Hospital Service Optimising Patient outcomes from medicine.

To participate in CQUINs and QIPPs at NGH.

To implement countywide and local prescribing strategies within the Trust and your practices.

Support the expansion of EPMA within the speciality.

To undertake validation duties in the dispensary within NGH.

To supervise, check and, if necessary undertake the supply of medicines in NGH. Technical checking is in place pharmacists make initial validations and have a professional responsibility to decide on the need for their further involvement in the supply process.

To optimise medicines through prescribing role operating within areas of competence (where appropriately qualified and authorised via the Trust NMP register).

Person Specification

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to delegate
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Computer skills, eg databases
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to work alone and as a team member
  • Time management


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Post-registration clinical pharmacy experience within hospital, PCN, community including at least four of the following specialties: Medicine (or medical specialties), Care of the Older Person, Surgery (or surgical specialties), Paediatrics, Medicines Information, Oncology/Haematology, Aseptics (this would normally be achieved over at least a 2-3 year period).
  • Good clinical knowledge
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Skill mix /role of Technicians in Clinical Services
  • Awareness of interface issues
  • Teaching, supervising and training staff
  • Undertaken service improvement / quality improvement projects / audits / research projects
  • Appraisals/personal development
  • NHS arrangements, eg CCGs, NICE, CQC, Clinical Governance, PCNs, NHS Digital


Desirable

  • Staff supervision
  • Attendance on Consultant-led ward rounds
  • Experience of prescribing within a speciality to optimise medicines for specific patient groups.
  • Recruitment process
  • Experience of electronic prescribing and administration systems and electronic patient records.


Educations, Training and Qualifications

Essential

  • BPharm or MPharm degree
  • Member of General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Achieved (or working towards) postgraduate clinical qualification (or equivalent knowledge/experience)
  • CPD portfolio


Desirable

  • Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing
  • Member of UKCPA, PCPA, BOPA or other relevant specialist body


Key Competencies/Personal Qualities and Attributes

Essential

  • Passionate and committed to bring our Dedicated to Excellence values to life, improving the way we work with each other, particularly focusing on empowerment, equality, diversity and inclusion of our staff, patients and service users.
  • Both full time and part time candidates should have the ability to work shifts that will cover 7 days of the week as the NHS moves towards 7 day service provision.
  • Smart appearance
  • Enthusiasm
  • Confidence
  • Influential
  • Integrity and personal credibility
  • Innovative
  • Willingness to learn and develop personally
  • Self-motivated and able to motivate others to achieve a high level of performance
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines where there are competing demands


Desirable

  • Effective leadership qualities
  • Strives for excellence
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to the needs of the organisation
  • Proactive and solution focused
  • Emotionally resilient


Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital

Address

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Billing Road

Northampton

NN1 5BD

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