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Specialist Pharmacist

Band 7

Main area
317 Discharge Pharmacists - RVI
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-24-40-DR
Site
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Town
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/07/2022 23:59
Interview date
18/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic clinical pharmacist to join the pharmacy team in the Directorate of Internal Medicine in Newcastle. 

Our well-established and integrated pharmacy team promote medication safety and optimise medicines use in medical patients.  We aim to give you a thorough clinical grounding in a variety of settings that allow you to develop your generalist and specialist clinical skills, alongside leadership, education, and quality improvement/research opportunities.  Our specialist pharmacist rotation includes extended rotations in:

  • infectious diseases and tropical medicine
  • acute stroke
  • liver and hepatology
  • emergency and acute medical admissions
  • older people's medicine 

Details:

  • Interview Date: 18th July 2022
  • Full-time or part-time hours will be considered
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Main duties of the job

Based in the medical pharmacy team, you will work collaboratively with medical, nursing, pharmacy and the wider interprofessional team to deliver person-centred care and provide expert advice and training.  You will work to develop and deliver service improvement strategies which promote the safe, rational and cost-effective use of medicines.  Departmental links with the School of Pharmacy in Newcastle will allow for further opportunities to be involved in research and teaching, plus there are opportunities to develop your clinical supervision skills.  You will be a team-player with excellent communication, prioritisation, influencing and negotiating skills.   

Successful candidates will be expected to participate in the pharmacy directorate’s extended hours and on call service for a period of 12 months.

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • To develop and maintain clinical pharmacy services in a specialist area or directorate within the overall Trust clinical pharmacy strategy.
  • To participate in the provision of other pharmacy patient services functions.
  • To promote the safe, rational and cost effective use of medicines by working closely with nursing and medical staff and health care managers.
  • To perform the professional role of a Registered Pharmacist, including advice, supervision and co-operation with colleagues, particularly in relation to support/cover for absent colleagues.
  • To support patients to achieve their health goals in relation to medicines by providing person centred care.

Person specification

KNOWLEDGE

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable evidence of competence in general clinical practice
  • Demonstrable evidence of competence in speciality

SKILLS

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate therapeutic options
  • Ability to communicate in a verbal or written manner with patients, junior pharmacy, nursing, medical, and other multidisciplinary staff
  • Ability to influence junior pharmacy, nursing, medical, and other multidisciplinary staff
  • Demonstrated commitment to enhancing the quality of patient care
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching skills
  • Ability to utilise presentation, spreadsheet and database software packages to support the work of the clinical pharmacy team

EXPERIENCE

Essential criteria
  • Significant post registration experience in hospital pharmacy
  • Experience of working in a hospital environment
  • Demonstrable post-graduate experience in pharmacy
  • Experience of working with specialist patient cohort
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working within specialist area
  • Evidence of involvement in clinical audit

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential criteria
  • UK-registered pharmacist (GPhC)
  • Completion of MPharm degree (or an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy with relevant experience) plus pre-registration training and experience
  • Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Postgraduate qualification in clinical pharmacy, or satisfactory evidence of equivalent competence as demonstrated in a practice portfolio of evidence
Desirable criteria
  • Clinical Diploma / Clinical Masters
  • Registered with the GPhc as an independent prescriber

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Jonathan Foster
Job title
Senior Lead Clinical Pharmacist
Email address
jonathan.foster3@nhs.net
Telephone number
0191 2825025