Advanced Specialist Pharmacist Pre-Assessment Clinic

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead, develop and provide the day to day service of the established Pre-Operative Assessment clinic on the Bedford site. We are looking for an experienced clinical pharmacist with excellent personal, communication and leadership skills complemented by a strong background in managing surgical patients.

Day to day activities will include reviewing surgical patients to ensure that their medicines are optimised prior to their elective admission and to ensure that there is a clear medicines management plan in place. The successful candidate will join the established Pre-Assessment team and have the opportunity to optimise the service to best meet the needs of our patients and the Trust. The ability to work in close collaboration with senior medical, nursing and pharmacy colleagues will be essential as will the ability to demonstrate patient focussed and leadership behaviours.

Close working relations with our Luton site and the corresponding Specialist Pre-Assessment Pharmacist, will be essential to ensure smooth integration across both sites.

Main duties of the job

To lead, plan and develop advanced specialist clinical pharmacy services for the pre-operative assessment clinic (POAC) and surgical Clinical Service Lines including, where appropriate, non-medical prescribing in line with the agreed scope of practice.

To be a source of expert specialist advice for matters relating to pre-operative assessment and surgery, to other pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

To support the Clinical Service Line and Pharmacy Department in meeting its risk and clinical governance responsibilities around the use of medicines through effective guideline, policy and SOP development and review.

To undertake clinical supervision of Foundation Pharmacists, Senior Rotational Pharmacists and Trainee Pharmacists to support their development both professionally and clinically.

To act as a professional role model to all registered clinical pharmacy staff, actively demonstrating integrity, ownership and leadership in all aspects of the role.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

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Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working, Compressed hours

Reference number

418-AHP4232-SJ-B

Job locations

Bedford Hospital South Wing

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK42 9DJ


Job description

Job responsibilities

The Job Description and Person Specification are attached to this job, please review for the full details and responsibilities.

Prescribing Practice

  • To provide expert pharmacy advice to POAC patients, including participation in cross speciality MDT discussions.
  • Responsible for the appropriate management of patients referred for medicines optimisation / reconciliation input or who otherwise fall within the agreed scope of practice.
  • Work with consultants and the pharmacy team to promote best practice in the pharmaceutical care of patients in line with national and local guidance. These policies will require co-ordination with a wide range of other professionals and will impact on prescribing practice across the speciality.

Clinical

  • Assist the multi-disciplinary team in the pharmaceutical care of each patient by:
  • Suggesting alterations to patients complicated medication regimes to simplify and aid therapy compliance.
  • Actively participating in clinic related activities and multidisciplinary team meetings providing clinical and financial advice if appropriate.
  • Promoting rational, safe and economic use of medicines.

Pharmacy Leadership

  • In collaboration with other Advanced Specialist Pharmacists to jointly provide professional, managerial and clinical leadership to the team of pharmacy staff involved in the delivery of pharmaceutical services to the relevant Clinical Service Lines. To provide active support and mentorship to both Foundation and Senior Rotational Pharmacists to further develop their leadership potential
  • Develop, implement and monitor pharmacy services to ensure they are consistent with Trust priorities and requirements and are aligned to the over-arching patient focussed ethos of the pharmacy service whilst ensuring compliance with medicines legislation.
  • To provide the Clinical Service Lines and Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager with regular assurance that the pharmacy service is meeting agreed Key Performance Indicators.

Education and Training

  • Participate in the regular clinical training and supervision of Foundation and other grade pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
  • Participate in regular specialist training in-house and in local and national specialist training events
  • Provide education and training for patients and their carers on the safe and effective use of their medicines.

Other

  • To provide information and advice to Trust committees as required
  • To play an active role in pharmacist and pharmacy technician recruitment for the pharmacy department
  • To adhere to the policies and procedures of the Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as they relate to the delivery of services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Job Description and Person Specification are attached to this job, please review for the full details and responsibilities.

Prescribing Practice

  • To provide expert pharmacy advice to POAC patients, including participation in cross speciality MDT discussions.
  • Responsible for the appropriate management of patients referred for medicines optimisation / reconciliation input or who otherwise fall within the agreed scope of practice.
  • Work with consultants and the pharmacy team to promote best practice in the pharmaceutical care of patients in line with national and local guidance. These policies will require co-ordination with a wide range of other professionals and will impact on prescribing practice across the speciality.

Clinical

  • Assist the multi-disciplinary team in the pharmaceutical care of each patient by:
  • Suggesting alterations to patients complicated medication regimes to simplify and aid therapy compliance.
  • Actively participating in clinic related activities and multidisciplinary team meetings providing clinical and financial advice if appropriate.
  • Promoting rational, safe and economic use of medicines.

Pharmacy Leadership

  • In collaboration with other Advanced Specialist Pharmacists to jointly provide professional, managerial and clinical leadership to the team of pharmacy staff involved in the delivery of pharmaceutical services to the relevant Clinical Service Lines. To provide active support and mentorship to both Foundation and Senior Rotational Pharmacists to further develop their leadership potential
  • Develop, implement and monitor pharmacy services to ensure they are consistent with Trust priorities and requirements and are aligned to the over-arching patient focussed ethos of the pharmacy service whilst ensuring compliance with medicines legislation.
  • To provide the Clinical Service Lines and Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager with regular assurance that the pharmacy service is meeting agreed Key Performance Indicators.

Education and Training

  • Participate in the regular clinical training and supervision of Foundation and other grade pharmacists and pharmacy technicians
  • Participate in regular specialist training in-house and in local and national specialist training events
  • Provide education and training for patients and their carers on the safe and effective use of their medicines.

Other

  • To provide information and advice to Trust committees as required
  • To play an active role in pharmacist and pharmacy technician recruitment for the pharmacy department
  • To adhere to the policies and procedures of the Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as they relate to the delivery of services.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Bachelor/Master of Pharmacy degree or equivalent
  • GPhC pharmacist registration
  • Post graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent experience
  • Independent prescriber qualification

Desirable

  • Member of the RPS
  • Post graduate Masters in Pharmacy
  • Quality Improvement Training
  • Train the trainer qualification
  • Accredited Diploma Tutor
  • Management courses

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of specialist practitioner practice
  • Experience of influencing members of the multidisciplinary team in delivering patient care.
  • Relevant continued professional development
  • Evidence of managing and delivering a project
  • Experience of clinically supervising and training staff
  • Policy and service development

Desirable

  • Risk Management
  • Presentation to trust wide meetings
  • Demonstrable evidence of undertaking research and audit and using the results to improve patient care.
  • Experience of staff line management
  • Experience of delivering education and training to undergraduates and postgraduates of various healthcare professions

Knowledge

Essential

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of relevant standards and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of legislation/guidance relating to medicines usage and prescribing
  • Understanding the need of confidentiality awareness at all times
  • Knowledge and awareness of implications of current developments in pharmacy practice and NHS strategies

Desirable

  • Awareness of the current commissioning arrangements in the NHS
  • Recognised as a specialist within the defined speciality
  • Knowledge of clinical governance

Personal skills

Essential

  • Organised and able to devise, plan and manage and prioritise work programmes
  • Critical review/analysis and interpretation of clinical literature and medicines legislation
  • Appropriate IT skills are required to utilise clinical information systems, pharmacy computer systems, databases and other software to improve patient care.
  • Demonstrable advanced level of clinical reasoning and judgement. Ability to apply logical and analytical skills to manage clinical risk during the use of medicines
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to influence other professionals
  • Supervisory skills
  • Report writing
  • Training and mentoring skills

Desirable

  • Ability to formulate, lead and implement directorate service strategies
  • Ability to integrate research into practice.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Bachelor/Master of Pharmacy degree or equivalent
  • GPhC pharmacist registration
  • Post graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent experience
  • Independent prescriber qualification

Desirable

  • Member of the RPS
  • Post graduate Masters in Pharmacy
  • Quality Improvement Training
  • Train the trainer qualification
  • Accredited Diploma Tutor
  • Management courses

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of specialist practitioner practice
  • Experience of influencing members of the multidisciplinary team in delivering patient care.
  • Relevant continued professional development
  • Evidence of managing and delivering a project
  • Experience of clinically supervising and training staff
  • Policy and service development

Desirable

  • Risk Management
  • Presentation to trust wide meetings
  • Demonstrable evidence of undertaking research and audit and using the results to improve patient care.
  • Experience of staff line management
  • Experience of delivering education and training to undergraduates and postgraduates of various healthcare professions

Knowledge

Essential

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of relevant standards and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of legislation/guidance relating to medicines usage and prescribing
  • Understanding the need of confidentiality awareness at all times
  • Knowledge and awareness of implications of current developments in pharmacy practice and NHS strategies

Desirable

  • Awareness of the current commissioning arrangements in the NHS
  • Recognised as a specialist within the defined speciality
  • Knowledge of clinical governance

Personal skills

Essential

  • Organised and able to devise, plan and manage and prioritise work programmes
  • Critical review/analysis and interpretation of clinical literature and medicines legislation
  • Appropriate IT skills are required to utilise clinical information systems, pharmacy computer systems, databases and other software to improve patient care.
  • Demonstrable advanced level of clinical reasoning and judgement. Ability to apply logical and analytical skills to manage clinical risk during the use of medicines
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to influence other professionals
  • Supervisory skills
  • Report writing
  • Training and mentoring skills

Desirable

  • Ability to formulate, lead and implement directorate service strategies
  • Ability to integrate research into practice.

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

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

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bedford Hospital South Wing

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK42 9DJ


Employer's website

https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/working-here/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bedford Hospital South Wing

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK42 9DJ


Employer's website

https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/working-here/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Principal Pharmacist-Critical Care, Surgery & GI

Alastair Hill

alastair.hill@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk

07823690218

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working, Compressed hours

Reference number

418-AHP4232-SJ-B

Job locations

Bedford Hospital South Wing

Kempston Road

Bedford

MK42 9DJ


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