Gastro & Biologics Senior Specialist Pharmacist - #35377

University Hospital Southampton

Date: 1 week ago
City: Southampton
Contract type: Full time
Job overview

Would you like to be at the forefront of biologics use in a busy teaching hospital? We are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering excellent standards of care to gastroenterology patients. This is a fantastic opportunity for career progression and a chance to be involved in a specialist MDT, linking closely with medical and nursing staff on the wards and in outpatient clinics.

You will be part of a well-integrated and highly valued team, working closely alongside consultants and specialist nurses. You will be well supported by the Lead Pharmacist for Biologics and the other Senior Specialist Pharmacist for Gastroenterology and Biologics. You will also be included in the wider Division B pharmacy team (Medicine and Elderly Care) where you will have the opportunity to meet regularly with the pharmacists, technicians and SATO’s within this team to have your say in the strategic and day-to-day operation of the pharmacy service to Division B. We are proud of our use of technology to communicate with each other and the wards, and regularly test new ways to make small improvements in the way we work and the service we deliver.

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Participate in clinical ward rounds with gastroenterology consultants.
Prescribe/screen and supply biologic therapy to outpatients attending for infusions and patients managed with homecare for gastroenterology.
Provide clinical pharmacy support to both the infusion centre and the teams looking after gastroenterology patients on the wards
Provide one day a week support to Immunology team
Contribute to the audit and project implementation which regularly leads to publications.
Screening and counselling patients starting biologics and DMARDS
Lead and manage projects to support service development, cost improvement and clinical excellence.

An experienced clinical pharmacist with a passion for gastroenterology and biologics.
Ideally an independent pharmacist prescriber
Patient-focussed, compassionate and self-motivated to deliver excellent standards of clinical care.
Ability to communicate well, inspire confidence and work well both independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team to deliver service needs as agreed with the clinical and management leads for the care group.

We are ideally looking for a band 8a pharmacist but will consider applicants at band 7 level depending on experience.

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