Advanced Clinical Pharmacist - Cardiology, Diabetes, Endocrinology
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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A new opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and experienced Pharmacist to provide an advanced clinical service to the Cardiology, Diabetes and Endocrinology specialities, and the lipid and obesity services.
We are searching for a Pharmacist with a strong clinical pharmacy background, experienced in medicines management and leadership. Excellent organisational and communication skills are essential in order to support a diverse patient population, and provide high quality advice to the speciality MDTs. You will manage a small clinical pharmacy team and lead on the implementation of new medicines and patient safety initiatives within the specialities.
You can join this team with an open attitude to learning a new skillset, previous experience is welcome but we acknowledge that Pharmacists are trained with many transferable abilities that can apply to this role.
Main duties of the job
- Liaise with the relevant senior pharmacy, medical and nursing staff, other allied health professionals (AHPs) and managers to promote safe, evidence based and cost-effective use of medication in Division D
- Provide an advanced clinical pharmacy service to designated wards as part of the pharmacy team - with a focus on Cardiology, Diabetes and Endocrinology services.
- Prescribe medication for individual patients within the agreed scope of practice and according to the CUH pharmacist prescribing policy;
- Participate in and lead where required on novel pharmacy projects in the care of patients in designated clinical area;
- Identify and undertake research to inform practice developments and underpin delivery of an effective, evidence-based pharmacy service.
- Provide pharmacy leadership to cardiology, diabetes/endocrinology, obesity, and lipids services.
- Act as pharmacy representative to the CDG-MODEL directorate board
- Act as deputy for the Lead Pharmacist for Division D for the inherited metabolic disorders speciality.
- Assist the Lead Pharmacist for Division D to provide Divisional support as required.
- Assist the Lead Pharmacist for Division D with medication safety initiatives.
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.
CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.
Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.
This vacancy will close at midnight on 14th December 2023
Interviews are due to be held on 21st December 2023
Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.
Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.
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