Principal Pharmacist Diabetes and Endocrinology
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
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Are you a pharmacist looking for a new challenge? Do you want to diversify your skill set and develop your career? Are you ready to accept a new role which will expand both your clinical and leadership potential?
We are excited to offer this pharmacist role, working with diabetes and endocrinology services at Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust.
Our innovative clinical pharmacy team are looking for a self-motivated clinical pharmacist to join us in our diabetes and endocrinology services. You will work closely with our diabetes team and lead clinical pharmacist to develop and deliver pharmaceutical services to our diabetes and endocrinology patients in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. You will also lead and develop our clinical pharmacy input to lipidology services.
Main duties of the job
Applicants must be currently registered with the GPhC as a pharmacist and have an interest in diabetes and endocrinology medicine. Applicants should also be willing to work toward (if not already achieved) an independent prescribing qualification. Previous UK hospital pharmacy experience is desirable.
You will have regular clinical commitment working with our dedicated medicine management trained and accuracy checking pharmacy technicians who are fully integrated into the dispensary and ward service providing a full team approach to support near-patient medicines optimisation on the wards.
This post gives an ideal opportunity to utilise an independent prescribing qualification or work towards this and we will support you as you enhance and expand your specialist knowledge.
We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.
If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all of our staff are vaccinated against COVID-19, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and our patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.
The post holder will have responsibility for leadership and development of clinical pharmacy services to endocrine and medical directorates including outpatient clinics.
They will be responsible as the expert in diabetes medication and pharmacy liaison with the multidisciplinary diabetes department within the Trust and wider health economy. They will act asthe pharmacy liaison with the lipidology specialist service within the Trust.
They will utilise the independent prescribing qualification to develop safe and effective medicines optimisation in the diabetes inpatient and outpatient settings and lipidology services.
They will work within the multidisciplinary team to drive the national diabetes agenda incorporating education and training in the hospital and primary care andlead pharmacy response to medication safety incidents involving insulin improving patient safety.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).