Band 8a Acute and Emergency Medicine Pharmacist
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Exciting Opportunity for a Pharmacist to Join Our Inclusive Pharmacy Team at Queens Hospital.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dependable pharmacist to join our inclusive pharmacy team at Queens Hospital. We particularly welcome applicants with protected characteristics.
You will be responsible for providing and developing the pharmacy service to our admission wards, focusing on providing patient-focused care and supporting our efforts to improve patient flow and patient experience in line with departmental and Trust objectives. You will be supported by the multidisciplinary team to achieve this.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to facilitate and support the training of pharmacy staff, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers.
You will gain experience in business planning, service improvement, and financial management. You will also have the opportunity to further develop your leadership skills through internal and external training programs.
You do not need to meet all the essential criteria; training will be provided to facilitate your development. Demonstrating commitment to the role criteria will be considered, alongside whether you have already met them.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will act as a clinical pharmacist responsible for Acute Medicine and Emergency Care under the supervision of the divisional pharmacist lead at the QH site.
They will be responsible for providing and developing comprehensive, patient focused pharmacy services and work closely with the multidisciplinary team to ensure the provision of an integrated and efficient service in line with departmental and organisational objectives.
You will gain experience in business planning, service improvement and financial management and will be supported to further develop your leadership skills with the opportunity to complete internal and external training programmes.
All roles in the team are considered developmental. As such, and in line with seeking to provide fairness and equal access to opportunities, the recruitment decision will take account of potential in candidates. To this end, demonstrating commitment to meeting the role criteria will be accounted for, alongside already having met them.
Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.
Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.
As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.
We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.
We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre; Radiotherapy Centre; Hyper Acute Stroke Unit; and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.
For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.
The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.
Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application, please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.
All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.
Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Rebecca Hills, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5397. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.
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