We are recruiting for a
Band 8a Senior Pharmacist
Education and Training & Medical Speciality
to join this progressive team in Herefordshire As the Senior Pharmacist you will be responsible for facilitating the education and training of trainee and foundation level Pharmacists. You will also be responsible for the pharmacy service provided to a specific speciality which will be agreed on appointment).
The split between education and operational responsibility is 60/40. Our client is a progressive and forward-looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways. Having already successfully implemented the ePMA system to streamline prescribing and medicines administration. A generous relocation package will also be offered to the successful candidate. Job Purpose Provide education and training to trainee and foundation level pharmacists. Coordinate training and education within the pharmacy department. Provide a comprehensive clinical pharmacy and medicine management service. Provide expert advice, at a highly specialist level, on pharmaceutical matters. Manage recruitment of trainee pharmacists. Managerial responsibilities to include budget management, reviews, and supervision of junior staff. Main Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to) Provide training and development to trainee and foundation level pharmacists. Which includes tutoring, supervising training plans and clinical coordination with universities. Clinical checking and validation of prescriptions. Use specialist knowledge of medicines to provide advice within a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses, patients, carers, and pharmacy staff on all pharmaceutical aspects of care. Liaise with primary care and social care colleagues to ensure transfer of information relating to patients’ medicines is timely and accurate. Meet Trust targets for self and managed staff in relation to mandatory and role specific training compliance. Develop and deliver reports to Directorate leads to inform the value of the clinical, operational, and financial benefits of the Pharmacy Service. Attend monthly Directorate business and quality & safety meetings where these reports are discussed. Lead on pharmacy audit, quality improvement and practice research in relation to pharmacy operational activity and medicines optimisation to improve quality, efficiency, and patient safety across specified medical speciality. Contribute to regular pharmacy KPI data to record pharmacist activity for benchmarking. Support 7-day clinical services to the Trust on a departmental rotational weekend rota basis supporting on call in times of staff shortages. Knowledge & Skills required BSc Pharm or MPHARM. Registered with the GPHC. Significant experience as a Clinical Pharmacist in a hospital/primary care setting. Proven experience in creating and delivering training packages with eligibility to be a trainee pharmacist tutor. Evidence of CPD post registration. Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (desirable). Independent prescriber (or evidence of working towards this).