The directorate of Perioperative & Critical Care incorporates a wide range of regional and national specialties. These include tertiary services such as major trauma, cancer services and transplant. The Trust has a number of theatre suites, incorporating General Surgery, Paediatrics, Transplant, Cardiothoracics and Obstetrics as well as several other specialties. This new post is a rare opportunity to shape clinical pharmacy services to theatres and anaesthetics, whilst maintaining clinical input to adult critical care areas.
The post holder will join a well-established pharmacy team providing a comprehensive and high quality clinical pharmacy service across the Trust’s Perioperative & Critical Care directorate. The day-to-day clinical ward commitment, working across one of the four adult critical care units, includes ward round attendance, provision of medicines advice, and mentoring/training of staff. The service development aspect of the role covers all Trust theatre suites and anaesthetic issues across the directorate.
The post holder will lead the pharmacy provision and service development to theatres and anaesthetics, optimising medicines safety, providing learning opportunities to the pharmacy team and working with the multidisciplinary teams to move services forward in line with local and national priorities.
As an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist, you will produce directorate reports, make recommendations for and implement Cost Improvement Programmes (CIPs), and be actively involved with the training of pharmacy and non-pharmacy staff. You will work with pharmacy colleagues to provide a high quality clinical pharmacy service across
this outstanding Trust. The post holder will be responsible for managing a small number of staff and supporting the team in their roles, including learning and development.
We require a dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic team-player, with well-developed clinical knowledge, extensive hospital experience and preferably a sound knowledge of the area. Excellent communication skills are essential. Although an essential criteria, we will consider candidates currently undertaking the independent prescribing course who are expecting to have passed their exams and submitted their portfolio by May 2021, with an expectation to qualify in July 2021.
Pharmacists wishing to work slightly reduced hours (≥ 30 hours per week) would be welcomed to apply.
Full time 37 hours 30 minutes/week