Pharmacists - Advanced Specialist Pharmacist - Acute Assessment

  • Department Pharmacy Operational Team
  • Salary £48,526.00 – £54,619 per annum
  • Closing Date 07/12/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-PAA-780-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

**These are brand-new roles**

Do you like the fast paced environment and variety of clinical conditions encountered in Acute Medicine?

Do you hold, or are you eligible to undertake the Independent Prescribing qualification?

Do you enjoy team working?

If your answer is yes to any of the above then we have an exciting opportunity available within our Pharmacy department at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) for a team of specialist clinical Pharmacists working within our Admissions Areas. These are brand new roles within our Trust where we are looking to strengthen the acute service through the formation of a strong clinical pharmacy team at the pivotal point in the patient’s journey. We  have already recruited a team of dedicated Pharmacy Technicians, and we are seeking to complete this team by recruiting several of motivated, innovative, clinically driven Pharmacists who want to make a difference. 

The successful applicants must be committed to delivering an excellent clinical pharmacy service built around the highest standards for our patients and will look to further educate and train our team through the development of a training programme.

Applicants for the specialist role must be suitably qualified, as appropriate to the post. A postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy is essential.  This is a prescribing role and those candidates who are not currently an independent prescriber will be supported and funded to undertake the qualification.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:

  • Be part of a team of highly specialised clinical Pharmacists delivering a high level of clinical Pharmacy input to the acute admissions areas.
  • Work as an independent prescriber to optimise medicine regimes for the patients
  • Be part of a team of Pharmacists that deliver a consistently high clinical Pharmacy service for the patients acute admitted.
  • Act as a role model for, and be responsible for developing core competencies of any Pharmacist working in  the acute setting by organising their training and assessing their competency
  • Work with the Team Leader – Clinical Services & Governance regarding the operational management and strategic development of pharmaceutical services and to reduce the risk of medication misadventure within the Emergency Division.

Working for your organisation

Our vision is simple

To provide excellent care to our communities we serve.

We’re looking for people who want to help us achieve this vision, who will help us make a difference.

What can SaTH Pharmacy offer you?

  • Patient focused service
  • Supportive and friendly team
  • Opportunities for personal development
  • A department open to new ways of working

What can working within the Acute Service offer you?

  • To be part of a newly developed service; redesigned to support patient flow
  • To work with a clinical team who are advocates for the role of the Pharmacy Profession within the Acute Service.
  • An opportunity to make a huge difference in the patients journey at a pivotal time.

What can SaTH offer you?

  • To be part of a trust embarking on a transformational journey
  • A supportive environment to enable further development of your career and your skills.
  • A developing trust with recent substantial financial investment to develop the facilities and services
  • Access to our Leadership Academy

We believe in ensuring our patients have a positive experience of care. Join the team and help us to create the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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