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Lead Hepatitis C and Hepatology Pharmacist


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£50,952 - £57,349 per annum pro rata

Job Highlights
  • University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country.
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated pharmacist to join our Hepatology Team.
  • Working closely within the Hepatitis C MDT to provide specialist clinical pharmacy support to the team.
Job Requirements/Description

Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Weekend working rota with compensatory off-duty days, late rota reimbursed as overtime)

As an organisation we recognise the value of a healthy work-life balance. When applying, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate flexible working, so your work life fits around your home life.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within the Trust.

Job overview

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated pharmacist to join our Hepatology Team. For 3 days a week you will be providing expert pharmaceutical advice and support to the Bristol and Severn Hepatitis C Operational. Delivery Network (ODN) to work towards the ambition of eradicating Hepatitis C. For 2 days a week you will be providing and supporting pharmaceutical care to our in-patient liver unit and hepatology team. There is the opportunity for flexible home working for some of this role.

Main duties of the job

Your day to day duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Working closely within the Hepatitis C MDT to provide specialist clinical pharmacy support to the team.
  • Working in clinics reviewing and prescribing for this patient group.
  • Providing support to outreach partners within the ODN.
  • To engage with and support national initiatives for Hepatitis C.
  • To work with the in-patient liver unit providing on ward support and medicines guidance.
  • You will be expected to cover 7 ½ hours a day Monday to Friday. The exact daily hours worked will be determined according to service need but is likely to be between 8am and 6pm.
  • As a member of the Pharmacy team you will also work in our BRI dispensary (as overtime), on a rota basis, during Mon-Fri 5-6pm.
  • Our Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday shifts are part of normal contracted hours with commensurate 'off-duty days', on a rota basis of roughly one weekend day every 6 weeks.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

As a pharmacy team we offer a inclusive place to work supporting our workforce with compassion and a strong trust focus on wellbeing. We are here to help you grow and develop with a range of education and developmental opportunities.

Person specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential criteria

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in pharmacy.
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Clinical Pharmacy.

Desirable criteria

  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
  • Qualification in Independent Prescribing - o NB: To be undertaken on appointment if not already a registered non-medical prescriber).

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria

  • A thorough knowledge of UK hospital pharmacy practice, safe management at transfers of care and medication commissioning.
  • Experience of one to one and small group teaching.
  • Previous experience of audit & quality improvement.
  • Experience and ability to initiate, lead, manage and supervise a range of projects.
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff, appraising and giving feedback.
  • Knowledge of basic medicines information and critical appraisal techniques to apply medical / pharmacotherapeutic evidence to patient care.
  • Knowledge of the legal framework for the dispensing, prescribing and administration of medicines.
  • Knowledge of budgetary management and financial control.
  • Understanding of medicine and nursing practice, record keeping and terminology.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of hepatology and Hepatitis C.

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria

  • Ability to holistically & critically analyse prescriptions and treatment plans for clinical appropriateness, clinical risk, cost-effectiveness, adherence to local & national guidance and legality.
  • Ability to use professional judgement to challenge inappropriate prescribing and otherwise influence prescribing decisions to enable optimal therapy.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Holistic problem identification and solving.
  • Good time management, able to prioritise appropriately and effectively.
  • Able to mentor, manage and support others.
  • Computer literate with experience of working with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Able to act as a role model.
  • Influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Be able to manage a project at team and/or service level.

We hope that you will decide to join us and become part of this exciting journey, helping us to shape our future together.

  • As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.
  • The Trust is committed to investing in and caring for all our staff. We will support you in maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing, as well as your career development through management and training support - developing exceptional people for exceptional careers.
  • UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
  • To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.
  • If you require sponsorship for a visa to work in the UK, to avoid disappointment, please check to ensure you are eligible under the UKVI points based system.
  • The Trust uses electronic new starter forms on Trac to collect personal details. Information collected is securely stored and used to set up the employee record on the ESR HR system.
  • By applying for this post, you are agreeing to University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£50,952 - £57,349 per annum pro rata

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