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Specialist Pharmacist Cardiac and Critical Care


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Contract

Salary 

£43,742 - £50,056 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.
  • The post holder ensure that, working in a friendly team within the pharmacy department to provide anticoagulation dosing advice to patients being managed within both primary and secondary care.
  • This is an exciting split post that encompasses anticoagulation, working on the cardiology and cardiac surgery wards, as well as critical care.
Job Requirements/Description

ContractFixed term: 6 months (Approximate end date 23/04/2025)

Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Emergency duty commitment + Weekend Working (approx. 1 in 6 weeks) + Late Rota)

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

This is an exciting split post that encompasses anticoagulation, working on the cardiology and cardiac surgery wards, as well as critical care. It is a flexible position that can be adapted to suit you and your experience so far, and there will be plenty of learning opportunities from each team.

You will be working in a friendly team within the pharmacy department to provide anticoagulation dosing advice to patients being managed within both primary and secondary care. You will also provide specialist input to adult cardiac areas and critical care as part of the clinical pharmacy service, and there will be an opportunity to deputise for lead anticoagulation and cardiac pharmacists as required.

Please note, this is a Fixed Term position.

Main duties of the job

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

  • Working in the anticoagulation clinic dosing outpatients and inpatients as part of our anticoagulation team.
  • Supporting rotational pharmacists and the anticoagulation technician in delivering the anticoagulation dosing service.
  • Providing clinical pharmacy cover to our critical care units and to cardiac services, including team leadership to the cardiac pharmacy team where needed.
  • Participation in Saturday, Sunday, bank holiday and late working pharmacy rotas.
  • To provide an emergency call out service on a rotational basis. 
  • Our Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday shifts are part of normal contracted hours with compensatory '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.

Person specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria

  • Evidence of UK hospital pharmacy experience.
  • Previous experience of audit or quality improvement.
  • One-to-one and small group teaching.
  • Knowledge of common conditions encountered in area of practice and of safe and appropriate drug treatments.
  • Knowledge of the legal framework for the dispensing, prescribing and administering or medicines.

Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience in critical care.
  • Previous experience in anticoagulant dosing.
  • Quality improvement methodology and project working.
  • Line-management.
  • Skills and Abilities.

Essential criteria

  • Ability to operate multiple clinical digital systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Problem identification and solving.
  • Prioritisation and task management.
  • Lateral thinking.
  • Able to critically analyse prescriptions for clinical appropriateness.
  • Can organise own and others work to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Ability to make safe and clinically relevant decisions in high pressure environments.
  • Proficient and collaboration and influencing.

Desirable criteria

  • Ability to manage a small team of junior pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on a daily basis.
  • 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 certificate (or equivalent) in Clinical Pharmacy - applicants who are approaching completion of their certificate will be considered for the role.

Desirable criteria

  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
  • Post graduate diploma or Master’s degree in clinical pharmacy.
  • Independent prescribing qualification.

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 

Contract

Salary 

£43,742 - £50,056 per annum pro rata

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