Specialist Clinical Pharmacist- Diabetes & Endocrinology
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
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Nottingham University Hospitals is one of the UK's largest and busiest acute teaching hospital Trusts and has a national and international reputation for many of its specialist services and expertise.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, motivated and forward thinking Specialist Clinical Pharmacist to deliver, lead and develop the pharmacy Diabetes and Endocrinology service. Patients with diabetes are treated in all areas of our hospital and this role provides the opportunity to be involved with patient care Trust wide.
The successful post holder will be working directly with the Diabetes MDT, building close relationships with Diabetes Consultants, Specialist Nurses and Specialist Dietitians. The post holder will be integral to the safe use of insulin within NUH and will build good working relationships with the medicines safety team. Work is mainly based at the QMC campus but there will be a requirement to provide input to diabetes and endocrinology care across all NUH sites.
This role provides an excellent opportunity to develop advanced clinical skills and to directly deliver patient centred-care. Participating in teaching and governance are other key aspects of the role, such as developing guidelines, policies and procedures. The post holder will also be encouraged to participate in audit and research.
It is an exciting time to work within diabetes with revolutionary technologies changing how we care for people with diabetes.
Main duties of the job
To provide highly specialist clinical pharmacist input to the Diabetes and Endocrinology Specialty and wider Diabetes and Endocrinology patient care.
To proactively deliver, develop and evaluate specialist clinical pharmacy services to Diabetes and Endocrinology patients across NUH. You will work clinically on a number of inpatient wards at NUH, providing excellent pharmaceutical care and advice.
To work as an independent prescriber, initiating and optimising treatment.
To be involved in reviewing, writing and developing guidelines, procedures, policies and local agreements within Diabetes and Endocrinology.
To write and deliver education and training on Diabetes and Endocrinology to different healthcare professionals, including junior doctors, nurses, Advanced Clinical Practitioners and other members of the pharmacy team.
To support the introduction of new therapies and technologies for the treatment of diabetes and endocrinology, for example contributing to applications to the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee and business cases.
To provide leadership , management and operational service support.
The pharmacy department at NUH is forward thinking and constantly implementing innovative ways of working to deliver the best possible patient care. We continue to extend the ideal model of delivering medicines optimisation and pharmaceutical care where pharmacists are fully integrated in to the medical teams, supported by a team of medicines management technicians and assistants.
You will also be joining the trust at an exciting time as we are currently in the process of implementing electronic prescribing and administration.
The post will be predominately based at Queens Medical Centre, but you may also need to work at City Hospital Campus and the Treatment Centre. You will be required to participate in a rostered flexible shift working system including evening, weekend and bank holiday arrangements over a 7 day period and support the on-call pharmacists through the senior pharmacist back-up rota.
Please refer to the job description and person specification attached to the advert for the full details of the vacancy.
If you have any further questions about the post please do not hesitate to get in touch and contact Rosamund Bell, Directorate Lead Pharmacist - Integrated Care via email: email@example.com or mobile number: 07812 279295
Analytical and Judgement skills
Other requirements specific to the role (e.g. be able to drive or work shifts
Planning and organisation skills
Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours
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