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Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Newton, England
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Pharmacy sector
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Any additional information you require for this job can be found in the below text Make sure to read thoroughly, then apply. *Pharmacists* *Are you an experienced pharmacist looking for a new challenge? You’ll receive a New hire bonus of £3,000.* Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting and empowering them to lead a fulfilling life. To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities. *Salary: £43,742 - £50,056 per annum. The permanent posts are eligible for a £3000 New Hire Bonus. An initial payment of £1000 will be paid in the first 1 month and a final payment of £2000 will be paid 1 year after your start date. This will be pro-rata for part-time posts. Internal applicants are not eligible to receive this bonus - conditions apply.* We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated pharmacists to join our friendly pharmacy team within physical health wards in the community and mental health inpatient services. Supported by our Advanced Clinical Pharmacists, you will be responsible for delivering day-to-day high-quality patient focused clinical pharmacy services on our older people’s physical health rehabilitation wards and our mental health wards. In all areas you will be supported by our dedicated and experienced specialist pharmacy technicians. Ideally, we are looking for someone with experience in the care of older people and mental health services but would consider people that want to make a move into this specialty and would support you in your development and transition to this role, as well as supporting you to achieve further qualifications including prescribing. *Main duties of the job* The successful candidate will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of passionate and dedicated healthcare professionals to support safe and effective prescribing and use of medicines, and medicines optimisation in these units, supporting patients and carers and promoting independence with medicines. You will be expected to provide medicines information and advice on all aspects of medicines management to medical, nursing, and other staff on these wards, support the pharmacy technicians and contribute to local education of ward staff. You will also contribute to clinical audit and assurance monitoring in both ward and community settings, suggesting quality improvements and participating in the development of policies, procedures, and guidelines when required. *Detailed job description and main responsibilities* To optimise patient care in wards/teams within the hospital by: * Clinically screening and monitoring prescriptions to ensure safe, evidence based and rational use of medicines in line with formulary and policies. * Participating (in conjunction with pharmacy technicians) in medication history taking and medicines reconciliation for newly admitted patients liaising with secondary care when required to resolve issues. * Participating in multidisciplinary team meetings and/or ward rounds where possible to provide expertise at the point of prescribing and specialist medicines management advice. * Supporting prescribing in line with policy, evidence-based practice, following local and national guidelines; and in accordance with local formularies where appropriate. * Providing specialist medicines information, advice and education to patients, families, and carers to ensure medicines are optimised and improve awareness of medicines and side effects. * Being proactively involved in the effective discharge of patients and liaison with primary care. * Promoting independence with medicines and wherever possible by supporting staff and patients with self-administration of medicines, to contribute towards promoting rehabilitation and independence and improve awareness of the use of medicine compliance aids. * Provide specialist medicines information and advice on all aspects of medicines management to medical, nursing, and other staff. * Identify the need for written guidance to develop consistent standards of practice regarding medicines management, and participate in the development of policies, procedures, and guidelines. * Conduct local induction sessions and medicine education for healthcare staff either on a one to one or group basis. * Support medicines optimisation and provide specialist advice and support to community teams if required. *You’ll be registered with GPHC and have post-registration employment as a pharmacist.* Job Types: Permanent, Part-time, Full-time Salary: £43,742.00-£50,056.00 per year Benefits: * Company pension * On-site parking * Store discount Supplemental pay types: * Bonus scheme Application question(s): * How do you describe your experience in elderly care and mental health? * Are you willing to undertake further courses required for the post? Licence/Certification: * Driving Licence (required) * registration/are you in the process of registering with GPHC (required) Work Location: In person

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