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Band 8a Senior Pharmacist - Antimicrobial Stewardship & Infectious Diseases

RWB Global Limited
Hereford, England
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Pharmacy sector
Job Type
We are recruiting for a

Band 8a Senior Pharmacist

to join the progressive team with our client in Herefordshire As the

Senior Pharmacist

you will be the lead for

Antimicrobial Stewardship (0.5WTE) and Infectious Disease

within the Trust, working closely with the Consultant microbiologists and designated clinicians to be a role model

and champion for Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS). Job Purpose Provide a comprehensive clinical pharmacy and medicine management service. Provide expert advice, at a highly specialist level, on pharmaceutical matters. Responsible for coordinating AMS audits, reports, and maintaining and updating the Trust antibiotic guidelines and the Microguide app. Part of the MDTs for OPAT, and other complex infections using skills, knowledge, and experience to directly impact on patient care. Responsible for the implementation of clinical guidelines regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) treatment and providing strategic pharmaceutical oversight to the Trust regarding staff vaccination programmes. Main Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to) Antimicrobial Stewardship Provide specialist advice of antimicrobials within a multi-disciplinary team. Maintain and update Trust antibiotic guidelines. Responsible for the development, monitoring and review of medicines related guidelines relating to antimicrobials. Be the lead on Trust activities and audits of AMS. Be an active member of the West Midlands Antimicrobial Pharmacist group. Maintain, update, and develop the Microguide app for Trust staff. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update and agree Trust treatment guidelines for in-patients in line with national policy for Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other emerging pathogens. Lead on the Covid Medicines Delivery Unit (CMDU) pharmacy process to support treatment of at-risk individuals in the community setting. Attend ICS and Regional COVID-19 treatment updates and operational meetings. General Clinical Responsibilities Support 7-day clinical services to the Trust on a departmental rotational weekend and Bank Holiday rota basis (currently 1:6). Support the ward based and dispensary clinical pharmacy service through clinical checking of prescriptions. Liaise with primary care and social care colleagues to ensure transfer of information relating to patients’ medicines. Support the teams involved within the digital IT developments at the Trust for electronic patient records and the further development of EPMA. Managerial & Administrative Responsibilities: Line manage the band 5 pharmacy technician (Antimicrobial Stewardship) and other junior pharmacists as required by the pharmacy service. Lead on the management of the medicines related budget for antimicrobials and advise Divisions on the budgetary impact of AMS Develop and deliver reports to Directorate leads to inform the value of the clinical, operational, and financial benefits of the Medical Specialities &Pharmacy Service. Attend monthly Directorate business and quality & safety meetings where these reports

are discussed. Research & Audit: 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 for antimicrobial stewardship. Contribute to regular pharmacy KPI data to record pharmacist activity for benchmarking. Training & Development: Be the lead for and deliver training on AMS to nursing, medical, pharmacy and other healthcare professional. Support the formal development programmes within the Pharmacy department e.g., trainee foundation pharmacists, clinical diploma, independent prescribing, pharmacy university students. Deliver induction training for medical staff and medicines optimisation talks where directed from the Medicines Safety Officer. Knowledge & Skills required BSc Pharm or MPHARM. Registered with the GPHC. Significant experience as a Clinical Pharmacist in a hospital/primary care setting. Evidence of CPD post registration. Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (desirable). Independent prescriber (or evidence of working towards this). Able to demonstrate a clear understanding of clinical pharmacy practice relating to Antimicrobial Stewardship.

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