Consultant Pharmacist - Nutrition and Intestinal Failure - #35378

University Hospital Southampton

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Southampton
Contract type: Full time
Job overview

Are you a consultant pharmacist with a passion for nutrition support and intestinal failure (NSIF)?
UHS are proud to offer this rare opportunity to the right individual, to support and strengthen the leadership within the multidisciplinary team, to lead on research within the field of NSIF and to raise the profile of UHS on the national and international stage for this specialty.

You will be an expert in your field, both delivering direct patient care and supporting the clinical governance of the service behind the scenes.

You will manage the team of nutrition pharmacists, supporting their learning and development, and giving them opportunities to take the lead on service development.

UHS offers fantastic training and development giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve the career you want. Development of our staff is central to the delivery of high quality, safe and effective care. We can offer opportunities to develop within a supportive environment, and our staff survey results reflect our commitment to facilitate your career progression.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

The NSIF team is very well respected within UHS, providing an excellent service to both inpatients and patients who are treated in their own homes. As a regional hub, we care for patients from a wide geographical area, which has expanded even further as a result of a national restructure.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Using your expect clinical knowledge and skills, you will deliver, lead and develop the nutrition support service to a wide range of patients both within the hospital and as part of the homecare service.

As a consultant pharmacist, you will continue to lead and support research activity in the field of NSIF.

As a NSIF specialist, you will represent UHS at national and international fora, providing national consultation and development of guidelines of large patient groups where national guidance does not yet exist.

You will need to be credentialed as a Consultant Pharmacist by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, have expert clinical knowledge of clinical pharmacy services, specific to NSIF and be able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team. Please refer to the personal specification for full details of the essential requirements of the post.

Weekend working includes a 9-5pm shift in the pharmacy department once every 6 weeks (either Saturday or Sunday).
Extended hours support for the pharmacy department includes 5-7pm in dispensary once a week.

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