Clinical Specialist Pharmacist – Hospices - Band 7

Main area
Clinical Pharmacy / Palliative Care
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
218-SG-AHP-1156294
Site
UHCW
Town
Coventry
Salary
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
Closing
26/07/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated pharmacist to join our large and friendly team at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (UHCW) based in Coventry and the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby. We are a large Acute Teaching Hospital of approximately 1200 beds and 8000 staff located at a PFI hospital, which opened in 2006, situated just off junction 2 of the M6 and M69.

Our large pharmacy department has an innovative approach to pharmaceutical care with floor based medicines optimisation and management teams and pharmacist led speciality clinics, reflecting the priorities set in the national Hospital Pharmacy Transformation Programme and the need for our clinical pharmacists to be patient facing.

We are also very proud to be partnering with the Virginia Mason Institute from the USA to become one of the safest hospitals in the country. The pharmacy department has embraced the safety systems and the values promoted by Virginia Mason to improve the way we deliver our clinical services.

In addition, we are the principle teaching hospital for Warwick University and the Pharmacy Department has strong links with the Medical School, the Department of Medicines Management at Keele University and the School of Pharmacy at Aston University.

As the successful candidate, your main focus will be to provide a high quality clinical pharmacy service to patients at are local Myton Hospices working within a multidisciplinary team there.

Applicants must be a pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. You will already have a postgraduate hospital clinical pharmacy diploma, or already be working towards one with the first year successfully completed at the point of applying. You also must have suitable experience already working in hospital pharmacy.

As part of your development in this role, you will be supported in undertaking an independent prescribing course to support your clinical specialty, if you do not already hold this. You will have support from and work under our Palliative Care Lead Pharmacist, covering for them as needed (as they will cover for you). Together, you will help develop and grow this specialist pharmacy care for palliative patients in the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

As part of your development in this role, you will be supported in undertaking an independent prescribing course to support your clinical specialty, if you do not already hold this. You will have support from and work under our Palliative Care Lead Pharmacist, covering for them as needed (as they will cover for you). Together, you will help develop and grow this specialist pharmacy care for palliative patients in the Coventry and Warwickshire area.

You will have a core departmental commitment (30%) to the Oncology and Haematology team, which will include ward cover and provision of chemotherapy but this will be balanced to the role and the needs of the clinical pharmacy service.

You will be self-motivated and organised with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will able to work effectively alone and as part of a team, and will contribute to the process of service development and innovation by your own initiative and enthusiasm. You will also have a drive for specialist patient care within the Hospice environment and palliative patients and be able to deal and adapt to the personal challenges this may present.

Recruiting to Values

To ensure that we provide world-class patient care, UHCW recruits people that can demonstrate the Trust’s Values and Behaviours in their everyday life. Therefore, if you are invited to interview, you will be undertaking a Values Based Interview/Assessment, which explores not only what you do but how and why you do it.

Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trust’s Values and Behaviours Framework and Values Based Recruitment Factsheet which can be accessed on the right side of this page under the job description.

The Supporting Information Section in your application should therefore reflect your understanding of the Trust’s Values and associated Behaviours. You will be expected to provide us with examples from work experience and/or personal life which demonstrate these values

 

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positive

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Mrs Elizabeth Heard - Macmillan, UHCW and Coventry and Warwickshire Locality, Specialist Palliative Care Pharmacist

t: 02476 966785.

e: elizabeth.heard@uhcw.nhs.uk

 

Mr Alex Sweeney - Clinical Lead Pharmacist

t: 02476 966778

e: alex.sweeney@uhcw.nhs.uk

 

 

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Telephone
27685