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Clinical Pharmacist

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Taunton
Salary
£35,392 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Would you like to join our progressive, ward based and patient focused Pharmacy service?

As we continue to develop our clinical services we have opportunities for highly motivated and enthusiastic pharmacists to join our friendly team. This post offers you the opportunity to progress your career in an environment that values excellent communication and team work .

We support our staff to undertake fully funded Clinical Diploma and Independent Prescribing qualifications and this post includes progression to Band 7 after completion of the first year of the Clinical Diploma (Certificate).

We encourage applications from trainee pharmacists due to register after completing the GPhC assessment in Summer 2024 and qualified pharmacists from other sectors who are interested in expanding their practice into hospital.

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any further questions or wish to visit us.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will join our friendly team of rotational pharmacists. We provide clinical rotations through medicine (including cardiology, neurology, respiratory, endocrinology and gastroenterology), surgery, acute admissions, paediatrics and aseptic services.

Although this post is based at Musgrove Park Hospital, as Somerset NHS Foundation Trust we provide clinical pharmacy services to two acute hospitals, specialist mental health units and community hospitals across Somerset, so there is opportunity to gain experience in a wide variety of settings and to work alongside pharmacists specialising in these areas.

You will be supported by our team of senior pharmacists (including independent prescribers) and by accredited medicines optimisation technicians and assistants as we expand our ward based Medicines Optimisation Teams.

Your training opportunities will be further supported through the opportunity to undertake a fully funded Clinical Pharmacy Diploma (including Independent Prescribing qualification).

About us

Our purpose built and recently renovated pharmacy department is modern and spacious.Our automated dispensary and lean service design means you can spend your time using your clinical skills on the wards. Electronic prescribing, ordering and medicines administration is already in place, enhancing patient safety both at ward and dispensary level.

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To act as a clinical pharmacist within the Trust providing high quality and professional input into the delivery of clinical and operational pharmacy services

To work in all sections of the pharmacy service on a rotational basis under the direction of the relevant lead pharmacy staff. These areas include dispensary, medicines information, medical and surgical wards, and chemotherapy production.

Support safe, effective and efficient medicines and medicines information provision for patients and/ or carers, medical and nursing staff and other healthcare professionals throughout the whole organisation. This will include directing and checking the dispensing or issuing of medicines from all areas of the pharmacy department and screening for drug incompatibilities, interactions and prescribing errors.

To clinically assess patients' medication charts on a daily basis on allocated wards, including medicines reconciliation, to support safe and effective medicine optimisation.

Provide general high quality clinical pharmacy services as a member of the clinical pharmacy team meeting the needs of patients and healthcare professionals within the trust.

Support clinical governance processes, by incident reporting, following Trust and departmental guidelines, policies and procedures.

Support the delivery and development of new clinical pharmacy services to facilitate pharmaceutical care.

To actively participate in mandatory Continuing Personal Development (CPD) Programme as required by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

Participate in continuing education through appropriate training schemes, clinical diploma where appropriate and self-directed learning, in line with clinical governance requirements.

To participate in the on-call, evening, weekend and bank holiday rotas.

Please see attached JD for further information

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge, training

Essential

  • Masters degree or equivalent in Pharmacy
  • Current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Demonstrable commitment to continuous professional development


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with patients either in a hospital or community environment
  • Good knowledge and understanding of disease states and their treatments obtained through the completion of degree course and pre-registration year.


Desirable

  • Previous hospital pharmacy experience
  • Experience with medicines information services
  • Experience of working with other healthcare professionals


Skills and abilities

Essential

  • Innovative and well organised
  • Ability to handle difficult situations whilst maintaining a professional approach
  • High quality communication skills, verbal, telephonic and written
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of groups and teams


Desirable

  • Ability to lead a team to deliver agreed goals


Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Musgrove Park Hospital

Taunton

TA1 5DA

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184-PRP6279191

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