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Shift Working Clinical Pharmacist

Band 6

Main area
Pharmacy Services
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-1213
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 PA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
21/06/2021 23:59
Interview date
01/07/2021

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

Are you looking to develop your clinical pharmacy skills whilst working in a challenging yet rewarding role?

Join our team of shift-working clinical Pharmacists who provide 24-hour clinical pharmacy services at UHDB.

This role offers far more than the ‘average’ rotational pharmacist job - equipping you with the specialist skills you expect as a clinical Pharmacist as well as additional skills such as those required for preparation of urgent IV medications, attendance at medical emergencies and provision of on-site advice and support to on-call doctors and nursing staff at night.

Shift Working Clinical Pharmacist band 6 plus AFC on-call allowance.Initial 24 month period as part of our shift working pharmacist team with performance based transition to a Band 7 rotational clinical pharmacist post at the end of this period.  

Main duties of the job

As part of this role you will progress through clinical rotations at RDH in Medicine (including renal, respiratory, cardiology, gastroenterology, stroke, endocrinology), Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Cancer (including Oncology & Haematology), Palliative Care, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neonatal Intensive Care and Paediatrics.

 You may also have the opportunity to rotate to our Burton site.

Working for our organisation

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing Date: 21st June 2021

Interview Date: 1st July 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Our shift working programme provides the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills across a broad range of experience both ‘in hours’ and ‘out of hours’. In addition to this we will support you to undertake the Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy by providing a tutor from our team of senior clinical pharmacists, study time and a contribution towards course fees.

Following your two years as a shift working clinical Pharmacist you will have the opportunity to progress to a Band 7 Senior Rotational Clinical Pharmacist position upon achievement of specific performance milestones during the 2 years.  Our senior rotational clinical pharmacist programme offers the opportunity to gain further experience within clinical specialties and includes support for further qualifications including independent prescribing.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development, together with an opportunity to work across some or all of our 5 sites depending on specialty
  • Support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond
  • Friendly, supportive and caring colleagues
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Person specification

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy plus demonstrable pre-registration training, portfolio-based experience and final examination
  • Statutory professional and regulatory membership of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Ability to use research findings to develop services and patient care
  • Evidence of ongoing Continuing Professional Development and learning
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of other organisations (e.g. Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists, UKClinical Pharmacy Association, RPS etc)
  • Higher degree e.g. Masters
  • Demonstrable CPD Portfolio, workforce training and development experience

Analytical Skills

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of evaluation of best practice – applies research findings and patient information to practice. Promotes evidence-based practice.
  • Demonstrates clinical reasoning and judgement and is able to manage difficult problems
  • Uses medicines information and research findings to manage therapeutic problems and reduce risk
Desirable criteria
  • Advanced skills in evaluating medicines information / trial results.

Communication Skills

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written to communicate with a broad spectrum of people.
  • Able to influence senior and junior healthcare staff

Planning and Organisation

Essential criteria
  • Able to work on own and as part of a team
  • Abillity to meet deadlines and pay attention to detail
  • Plans own workload to ensre high priority patients are dealt with first
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Susi Dumbleton
Job title
Lead Pharmacist, Education and Training
Email address
s.dumbleton@nhs.net
Telephone number
07385367188

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 786187 / 07385 367224