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Highly Specialist Pharmacist Technical Services & Haematology Band 8A


North Bristol NHS Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£50,952 - £57,349 per annum

Job Highlights
  • We are a centre of excellence in a wide range of specialties, including orthopedics, neurosciences, renal, transplant, and neonatal care.
  • An exciting opportunity has arisen to apply for the role of Highly Specialist Pharmacist for Technical Services and Haematology at NBT.
  • The post holder will work closely with the haematology multidisciplinary team contributing towards teaching, guideline development, and clinical audits.
Job Requirements/Description

Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week (1 in 6 weekends (9am-5pm), late nights and Bank Holidays)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to apply for the role of Highly Specialist Pharmacist for Technical Services and Haematology at NBT. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and forward-thinking individual to join our team. The department provides a friendly, stimulating and rewarding environment for staff to develop their clinical and technical expertise. Pharmacists are valued members of the multidisciplinary team, playing a key role in delivering a high-quality service for our patients.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for the day-to-day provision of clinical pharmacy services to the haematology directorate including outpatients, inpatients, and the chemotherapy day unit. The post holder will work closely with the haematology multidisciplinary team contributing towards teaching, guideline development, and clinical audits. There is also an opportunity for the post holder to undertake non-medical prescribing clinics.

The post holder will support the Principal Pharmacist in the leadership of the Technical Services team to ensure safe and efficient service delivery. This provides the opportunity to work with the senior team, contributing to service developments and implementing improved ways of working. The post holder will also support regional/national workstreams including 'Assurance of Aseptic Preparation of Medicines' Audit and Aseptic Services Transformation.

The successful candidate will have previous experience working within Technical Services and haematology or oncology. You must have completed the clinical diploma and be committed to continuing professional development. Being a qualified non-medical prescriber would be an advantage but is not essential.

Working for our organisation

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smaller town living, NBT is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (e.g. Portishead, Chepstow).

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Summary of responsibilities:

  • To be a pharmacy clinical specialist in haematology. To provide support to the pharmacy Technical Services unit and assist with leadership of the team.
  • To support the clinical pharmacy team and multi-disciplinary team in the management and development of specialist clinical services related to haematology in accordance with local and national directives, guidelines and medicines legislation.
  • To work closely with clinical specialists and pharmacy staff for the provision of an efficient, co-ordinated and robust pharmaceutical service for haematology. To meet expectation and demands, reduce risks and improve patient safety.
  • To assist with the build and maintenance of the electronic chemotherapy prescribing system (ChemoCare®).
  • To act as an “Authorised Pharmacist”, as delegated by the “Accountable Pharmacist” in accordance with Section 10 exemption of the Medicines Act 1968.
  • To deputise for the “Accountable Pharmacist” to ensure robust cover arrangements are in place and consistent service provision is maintained.
  • To provide support to ensure that the Technical Services facilities is compliant with all aspects of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and all other relevant quality standards.
  • To participate in the provision of training, mentoring, supervision, and management of staff within Technical Services and the associated clinical specialities, in accordance with established policies, procedures and all individual requirements.
  • To be part of the clinical pharmacy service, to inpatient wards and dispensary. To participate in late night, weekend and bank holiday rotas.

Person specification

Education/Training/Qualifications

Essential criteria

  • UK registered Pharmacist.
  • Clinical diploma or other recognised postgraduate qualification.
  • Evidence of CPD and revalidation.

Desirable criteria

  • Qualified Independent Prescriber.

Work Experience

Essential criteria

  • UK hospital pharmacy experience.
  • Relevant clinical pharmacy experience (e.g. haematology or oncology).
  • Experience of working within Technical Services.
  • Experience of audit and quality systems to improve service delivery.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience of management or leadership.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Essential criteria

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to manage time and prioritise effectively.
  • Clinical knowledge in specialist area related to the post (e.g. haematology or oncology).
  • Basic knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Relevant IT skills to ECDL level or equivalent.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of GMP & relevant standards.

Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of ability to publish.

Personal Qualities/Special Circumstances

Essential criteria

  • Teaching/tutorial and clinical supervisory skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Work under own initiative, with a flexible approach.

At North Bristol Trust (NBT), we know diverse and inclusive environments lead to happier and healthier teams and improved patient care and outcomes. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are currently underrepresented in NBT’s workforce at Band 8a and above. These include people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, disabled people and LGBTQIA+ people.

North Bristol NHS Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£50,952 - £57,349 per annum

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