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Advanced Specialist Pharmacist-Critical Care and Theatres

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bedford
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a driven pharmacist to lead on the provision of clinical pharmacy services to the 12 bed critical care unit, recovery units and operating theatres at our Bedford Hospital site, which treats a diverse range of medical and surgical patients requiring multiorgan support. You will also be one of our lead pharmacists contributing to the running of our clinical pharmacy service including line-management and training responsibility.

We are looking for dynamic, organised and motivated pharmacist who has experience in a variety of clinical specialties, including critical care, and will be supported to further develop their skills further in this lead role.

You must possess the vision, energy, enthusiasm and influencing skills to deliver the safest possible care to our patients. The ability to engage, motivate and work in close collaboration with medical, nursing, pharmacy and General Manager colleagues will be essential.

As a GDE site we are a digitally advanced trust with electronic prescribing already in place for inpatient prescribing on our wards and our critical care unit. Part of your role would include supporting, and helping develop, additional digital innovations within critical care at the Trust.

We are committed to personal development and you will also have the opportunity to undertake further training and will be supported to obtain additional qualifications relevant to this role.

Main duties of the job

  • Work with, supervise, and be a role model for other pharmacists in order to lead, plan and develop an advanced specialist clinical pharmacy service, which is consistent with the priorities and needs of the relevant Clinical Service Line (CSL). This should be in line with local and national policies and best practice including compliance with legislation. This will ensure the safe, clinical and cost effective use of medicines and staff resources.
  • Be responsible for delivering the defined service KPIs and include close working with other Lead or Specialist Pharmacists.
  • Deliver specialist pharmaceutical care including (where applicable) non-medical prescribing in line with the agreed scope of practice, undertaking risk management and ensuring compliance with clinical guidance.
  • Support the CSL and Pharmacy department in meeting its risk management, financial management and clinical governance responsibilities around the use of medicines.
  • Lead and develop clinical pharmacy audit and practice research within the critical care. To take an active part in projects to support patient safety.
  • Undertake clinical supervision of junior pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy assistants and pre-registration pharmacists.
  • Act as a professional role model to all clinical pharmacy staff, actively demonstrating integrity, ownership and leadership in all aspects of the role.
  • Be a source of specialist advice for critical care for other pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.


About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Job Description and Person Specification are attached to this job, please review for the full details and responsibilities.

Work with, supervise and be a role model for other pharmacists in order to lead, plan and develop an advanced specialist clinical pharmacy service, which is consistent with the priorities and needs of the relevant Clinical Service Line. This should also be in line with local and national policies and best practice including compliance with Medicines legislation. This will ensure the safe, clinical and cost effective use of medicines and staff resources. Be responsible for delivering the defined service Key Performance Indicators and include close working with other Lead or Specialist Pharmacists. Deliver specialist pharmaceutical care including (where applicable) non-medical prescribing to a defined caseload of patients, in line with the agreed scope of practice, undertaking risk management and ensuring compliance with local and national clinical guidance. Support the Clinical Service Line and Pharmacy department in meeting its risk management, financial management and clinical governance responsibilities around the use of medicines. Lead and develop clinical pharmacy audit and practice research within the critical care, anaesthetics and theatre fields. To take an active part in projects to support patient safety.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Bachelor/Master of Pharmacy degree or equivalent
  • GPhC Pharmacist Registration
  • Post graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent (or close to completion)
  • Independent prescribing qualification (or planning to start)
  • Relevant senior experience


Desirable

  • Accredited Diploma Tutor
  • Stage II RPS Faculty Member (MIIFRPS) or portfolio in preparation
  • Quality Improvement Training
  • MSc in relevant subjects (or equivalent)
  • Train the trainer qualification
  • Independent pharmacist prescriber
  • Member of the RPS


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of specialist practitioner practice
  • Experience of collaborative working in multidisciplinary settings as an influential member
  • Relevant continued professional development
  • Experience of clinically supervising and training staff
  • Policy and service development
  • Evidence of managing and delivering a project


Desirable

  • Risk Management
  • Presentation to trust wide meetings
  • Research and audit experience to improve patient care
  • Line management experience
  • E& T experience to undergraduates and postgraduates of various health professionals


Knowledge

Essential

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of relevant standards and guidelines
  • Knowledge and awareness of implications of current developments in pharmacy practice and NHS strategies
  • Knowledge and understanding of medicines legislation
  • Understanding the need of confidentiality awareness at all times


Desirable

  • Awareness of the current commissioning arrangements in the NHS
  • Recognised as a specialist within the defined speciality


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bedford Hospital

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK42 9DJ

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418-AHP4977-SJ-H

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