Pharmacist - Band 6 (Bank - Zero hours contract, hours as and when required)
There has never been a more exciting time to join our progressive and forward thinking Trust. We are about to embark on a journey to implement Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) and we are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join us to support the pharmacy team.
As a Pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council you may be newly qualified, or seeking to gain professional experience in secondary care, or looking for a new challenge. Working as part of the clinical pharmacy team, you will be fully supported to further your development. Please note - this position is available as a bank contract; 0 hours per week to cover annual leave and sickness as and when required.
Main duties of the job
As a clinical pharmacist, your role will be to provide high quality pharmaceutical care to inpatient and community mental health service users. This will include carrying out medicines optimisation, responding to medicine information queries and supporting audits. There will also be dispensary duties carrying out clinical, legal and supervisory roles.
You should be able to work dynamically and flexibly, both independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will need to have excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills.
An interest in mental health pharmacy is desirable. No previous mental health experience is necessary as training will be provided.
Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we would like you to be part of it.
Our vision is To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it. Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.
Job description Job responsibilities Job Summary
Participate in the delivery of the pharmaceutical service to allocated wards / teams which may include adult psychiatry, older age psychiatry, CAMHS, learning disabilities, neuropsychiatry and substance misuse.
Participates in the work of the dispensary at Harplands Hospital.
Provide advice to healthcare practitioners including input into audit and education. The post will involve working in Community and domiciliary settings. Key Duties/Responsibilities Core Duties
Clinical Pharmacy Service
- To provide clinical pharmacy advice for allocated wards / teams and attending their multidisciplinary team meetings.
- To support the work of the dispensary; clinically checking prescriptions, dispensing and accuracy checking inpatient and outpatient prescriptions, as required by the Dispensary Manager.
- To provide pharmaceutical advice to patients and staff of the Trust in the dispensary and by telephone as part of the pharmacy service.
- To liaise with medical and nursing staff in the provision of the Pharmaceutical Service to the Trust
- To provide a clinical service to allocated wards / teams including: -
- Review of medication charts according to Trust procedures. This involves making recommendations tailored to the needs of specific patients or situations. This includes: checking medicine doses are appropriate; checking for interactions; addressing co-existing medical diseases and conditions such as hepatic and renal impairment.
- Provision of advice to patients, relatives and other healthcare professionals
- Endorsing of charts according to Trust procedures
- Risk Management and compliance with Medicines Legislation
- To participate in the Care Plan approach.
- To participate in Consultant ward rounds and multidisciplinary team meetings as needed.
- To provide cover for additional wards and units as required.
- To participate in the forward planning and development of the Clinical Pharmacy Service.
- To advise medical and nursing staff on cost-effective use of medicines as part of the departments role in managing medicines expenditure and compliance with the North Staffordshire Joint Formulary.
- To participate in the systems to measure clinical pharmacy input and provide such information on request.
- To investigate pharmaceutical problems arising from use of medicinal products and to participate in and encourage medical staff in incident reporting and Yellow Card completion.
- To support and advise all prescribers within the pharmacists areas of competence
- To work closely with and support the work of other pharmacy staff within the pharmacy service to ensure effective team working.
Person Specification Qualification Essential
- M.Pharm or equivalent pharmacy degree
- Registration as practising member of General Pharmaceutical Council
- College of Mental Health pharmacy member
- Royal Pharmaceutical Society GB member
- Hospital pharmacy experience including clinical ward services
Knowledge & Skills Essential
- Able to work to a high level of accuracy in professional assessment of prescriptions and interpretation of information
- Able to accurately interpret and record information
- Show competence in using the following computer programs:Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook
- Competence in using the Ascribe pharmacy system
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