Pharmacists - Advanced Specialist Pharmacist - High Cost Drugs and Interface

  • Department Pharmacist Team
  • Salary £48,526.00 – £54,619 per annum
  • Closing Date 08/12/2022
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-ASP-749-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

**This is a brand-new role**


We’re offering a unique opportunity for dynamic individuals working across an Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Integrated Care System, to manage access to innovative new medicines and medical technology. 


The role is shared between the acute hospital pharmacy department and the medicines management team in the Integrated Care Board, this is a truly integrated role which will be both challenging and professionally fulfilling.


There are 2 FTE pharmacist posts being advertised who will work closely together across both organisations; NHS STW (the integrated care board) and Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH). 


These posts will be hosted by SaTH, based at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) site and work out of either PRH or in the ICB office in Halesfield, Telford. The role will include working closely with NHSE colleagues and will involve being part of a regional and national network of pharmacists.


The successful candidates will be committed to delivering an excellent pharmacy service built around achieving medicines optimisation and the highest standard of service to all our patients.  Applicants for the specialist role must be suitably qualified, as appropriate to the post.


A postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy is essential and those candidates who are not currently an independent prescriber will be supported and funded to undertake the qualification. There will be a requirement to participate in extended hours working including weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis.


Please contact us to discuss different options that may work for you such as compressed hours, part time hours, job share, or full time.


Main duties of the job

Duties within Trust


As a senior pharmacist in the High-Cost Medicines team, you’ll lead the implementation plans for NICE approved medicines and manage access via the Blueteq system including evaluation of uptake into clinical practice, compared to NICE estimates including medicines in specialised commissioning arrangements where treatment is provided at out of area tertiary centres.


You will also support the provision of medicines utilisation analyses to the Trust, engage in providing feedback to clinicians and support commissioners with uptake data.


Take a lead role in managing access to biosimilars in accordance with NICE and the specialised commissioning criteria and build NICE trackers to provide impetus for their widespread adoption into clinical pathways.


Work closely with the CCG/ICB to promote safe, effective, and cost-effective use of medicines by monitoring formulary and present regular updates to Drug and Therapeutics Committee and the Area Prescribing Committee.


External to Trust (ICS)


Act as the Project Lead Pharmacist for High-Cost Medicines, Formulary, Medicines Safety, and Interface in driving transformation in clinical pathways to achieve cost effective treatment choices.


Provide medicines optimisation project management, pharmaceutical expertise, and technical skills to the CCG/ICB more broadly, the postholder will support the Senior Pharmaceutical Advisor in the development of key strategies, formulary, guidelines, clinical policies, and pathways.


The postholder will maintain and improve high quality prescribing practice, reduce unwarranted variation in update of innovative medicines and address health inequalities by ensuring equity of access across the Integrated Care System.


Working for your organisation

Here in our ICS; we are ALL one team, here for our patients. EVERYBODY on this team knows something that somebody else may not and so we are ALL each other’s safety net. We choose to VALUE and RESPECT each other so that we create the best possible service for excellence.


We believe in making a difference for our patients.


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 SaTH and STWICS offer you?


?             To be part of an ICS embarking on a transformational journey

?             A supportive environment to enable further development of your career and your skills.

?             A developing ICS with recent substantial financial investment to develop the facilities and services

?             Access to SaTH’s Leadership Academy


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.


 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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