Principal Pharmacist - Admissions and Emergency Department
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and innovative Clinical Pharmacist to join our Pharmacy team as the Pharmacy lead for our Acute Admissions at Tunbridge Wells Hospital.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who enjoys the challenge of working in a busy multidisciplinary environment and who can demonstrate great initiative and excellent communication skills.
In addition to leading on developing the role of pharmacy within the acute admissions ward and across accident and emergency. You will work closely with the Principal Pharmacists across pharmacy. Emphasis will be placed on improving the patient pathway through effective medicines reconciliation and optimisation, proactive discharge and 'take home' medicine preparation, and the safe transfer of care of our patients to primary care colleagues.
Main duties of the job
You will be a team player with significant clinical experience as a registered hospital pharmacist, excellent interpersonal skills, a strong desire to learn and a meticulous attention to detail. The post holder will also be an educational or practice supervisor to support our trainees.
This exciting post offers a great opportunity to use and develop your clinical skills and also develop your leadership skills within a supportive pharmacy team. You must already be a confident, experienced Pharmacist with excellent communication skills. You will be supported in this role by our other Principal Pharmacists for: ITU, Surgery, Medicine, VTE, Frailty, Discharge, Formulary, Medicine Information, Women's and Children's, Medication safety and Patient services.
Training opportunities to support your self-development include; quality improvement, route cause analysis training, human factors, leadership skills, data management and use of Define/Refine. To be successful in this role you must be able to work to strict deadlines and work on your own initiative. In return we can offer you an exciting opportunity to work with our friendly and enthusiastic team.
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.
The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 500,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.
The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.
We employ over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.
Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.
Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)
At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.
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