Senior Clinical Pharmacist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

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Job summary

Our service is a recognised centre of excellence, and unique to southern England. Our working environment means there'll always be senior clinical pharmacists on hand when you need them. We are well known for being a friendly supportive team, and we'll support your development through mentoring and training designed to meet your individual needs.

All our pharmacists have short and long-term projects on the go, including training and supervising pre-registration pharmacists, practice research, and web publications. It's a great way to build your CV with higher level experience in a way that is not available to many other band 7 pharmacists. Our award-winning NHS website www.medicineslearningportal.org is used throughout the UK and 94% of pharmacists say it improves their clinical decisions.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Date posted

15 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

188-OTH3087-A

Job locations

Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA


Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

What youll do

In the Medicines Advice team youll be helping a wide range of healthcare professionals to manage complex clinical situations and get the fulfilment that they have actively sought out your help. Its gratifying that we get lots of feedback from doctors, pharmacists, nurses and patients that our clinical advice is extremely valued and improves patient care.

We also counsel and advise patients after theyve left our hospital via the Trusts medicines helpline. This is a busy and professionally satisfying role that gives you patient contact throughout the day, even when you arent on your wards.

Youll be advising on (and therefore learning about) a complete range of clinical specialities from both primary and secondary care, and the clinical skills youll be honing are completely transferable to other areas of pharmacy. Our pharmacists are regularly complimented on their advanced level clinical skills, so if after your time with us you decide to move to another area of clinical pharmacy then youll already be a cut above the rest. Whilst clinical problem solving is hugely important, we will equip you with many more skills to become a well-rounded and confident pharmacist.

What were looking for

If youre a band 6 pharmacist who is looking for the next challenge, or a band 7 pharmacist who wants to take their clinical skills to the next level, then this is the role for you. Please dont hesitate to contact us if youd like to learn more about the role.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 11th October 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

What youll do

In the Medicines Advice team youll be helping a wide range of healthcare professionals to manage complex clinical situations and get the fulfilment that they have actively sought out your help. Its gratifying that we get lots of feedback from doctors, pharmacists, nurses and patients that our clinical advice is extremely valued and improves patient care.

We also counsel and advise patients after theyve left our hospital via the Trusts medicines helpline. This is a busy and professionally satisfying role that gives you patient contact throughout the day, even when you arent on your wards.

Youll be advising on (and therefore learning about) a complete range of clinical specialities from both primary and secondary care, and the clinical skills youll be honing are completely transferable to other areas of pharmacy. Our pharmacists are regularly complimented on their advanced level clinical skills, so if after your time with us you decide to move to another area of clinical pharmacy then youll already be a cut above the rest. Whilst clinical problem solving is hugely important, we will equip you with many more skills to become a well-rounded and confident pharmacist.

What were looking for

If youre a band 6 pharmacist who is looking for the next challenge, or a band 7 pharmacist who wants to take their clinical skills to the next level, then this is the role for you. Please dont hesitate to contact us if youd like to learn more about the role.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 11th October 2022

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required

Essential

  • UK Masters Degree in Pharmacy, or equivalent qualification
  • Registered as a pharmacist with the GPhC
  • Post graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent experience

Special requirements of the post

Essential

  • Job will involve weekend working on rotation and some late duties during the week
  • Willing and able to undertake further formal education - i.e. Clinical Diploma modules, if not already obtained
  • Commitment to CPD

Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential

  • Experience at a post-registration level, including dispensary and clinical pharmacy services
  • Some experience of Medicines Information
  • Some experience of supervising more junior staff
  • Experience of delivering a project

Desirable

  • Some experience of teaching
  • Participation in a research project or audit

Aptitudes and skills required

Essential

  • Meets GLF competencies
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Attention to detail, accurate work
  • Able to solve problems and know when to refer
  • Able to prioritise work
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Able to use initiative
  • Able to work as part of a team or independently
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office

Desirable

  • Networking skills

Values and behaviours

Essential

  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
Person Specification

Qualifications / training required

Essential

  • UK Masters Degree in Pharmacy, or equivalent qualification
  • Registered as a pharmacist with the GPhC
  • Post graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent experience

Special requirements of the post

Essential

  • Job will involve weekend working on rotation and some late duties during the week
  • Willing and able to undertake further formal education - i.e. Clinical Diploma modules, if not already obtained
  • Commitment to CPD

Previous or relevant experience necessary

Essential

  • Experience at a post-registration level, including dispensary and clinical pharmacy services
  • Some experience of Medicines Information
  • Some experience of supervising more junior staff
  • Experience of delivering a project

Desirable

  • Some experience of teaching
  • Participation in a research project or audit

Aptitudes and skills required

Essential

  • Meets GLF competencies
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Attention to detail, accurate work
  • Able to solve problems and know when to refer
  • Able to prioritise work
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Able to use initiative
  • Able to work as part of a team or independently
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office

Desirable

  • Networking skills

Values and behaviours

Essential

  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA


Employer's website

https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/home.aspx (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA


Employer's website

https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/home.aspx (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Head of Medicines Advice Service

Jonathan Hall

jonathan.hall@uhs.nhs.uk

02381206906

Date posted

15 September 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

188-OTH3087-A

Job locations

Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA


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