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Clinical Pharmacist B6 development to B7 rotation

Employer
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crawley
Salary
Depending on experience Band 6 progression to band 7
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

Band 6

Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated newly qualified or early career pharmacist for this development and progression role.

You will join us as a band 6 or 7 clinical pharmacist, depending on experience, and will be supported to develop. Band 6 pharmacists will be guaranteed progression to band 7 on successful completion of CPPE newly qualified pharmacist pathway.

We will support you to achieve your further career aspirations with ongoing training and development including Non-Medical Prescribing qualification and clinical diploma, and opportunities to develop your portfolio demonstrating readiness for advanced clinical practice and Band 8a roles.

Based at Crawley Hospital the post holder will travel regularly to sites within a defined geography for service delivery and rotations. The post holder may occasionally need to travel to other SCFT sites across Sussex.

The role will be split with 3 days a week providing clinical services to community hospital inpatient bedded units (intermediate care units) and 2 days each week on individualised rotation, including for example virtual wards, medicines optimisation in care homes (MOCH), Urgent Community Response and Childrens Services. .

Working hours are currently Monday to Friday business hours, no weekends, bank holidays or on-call.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be an integral member of the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) Medicines Management Team providing clinical pharmacy and medicines management input to community health services.

The main duties are to:
  • Provide clinical pharmacy and medicines management services to community hospital inpatient bedded units (intermediate care units) within the Sussex Community NHS Trust.
  • Provide clinical pharmacy services to patients, carers, medical, nursing staff and other healthcare professionals in accordance with legal and professional requirements and standards.
  • Participate in rotations across a variety of SCFT pharmacy services. Rotation will be individualised including for example virtual wards, medicines optimisation in care homes (MOCH), Urgent Community Response and Childrens Services.
  • Undertake CPPE newly qualified pharmacist pathway, progressing to band 7 on successful completion of this.
  • Provide training and education to other health and social care staff.
  • The post holder will be expected to travel regularly to sites within a defined geography for service delivery and rotations. This may include patient's homes/care homes. Some home working can be accommodated. The post holder may occasionally need to travel to other SCFT sites across Sussex.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role will provide medicines management input to community health services. You will join us as a band 6 or 7 clinical pharmacist, depending on experience, and will be supported to develop. Band 6 pharmacists will be guaranteed progression to band 7 on successful completion of CPPE newly qualified pharmacist pathway.

For detailed description of role and responsibilities please see attached Job Descriptions and Person Specifications.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential
  • Mpharm

Experience

Essential
  • Experience working with patients in any setting.
  • Experience of carrying out medicines reconciliation for patients on admission and discharge
  • Experience of counselling patients on their medicines.
  • Dispensing medicines
  • Provision of medicines information and associated systems.

Desirable
  • Experience working with patients in an in-patient setting
  • Participation in audits.
  • Experience demonstrating and explaining own duties to others

Skills and knowledge

Essential
  • Able to plan and organise own time. Good time management skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of healthcare staff, social care staff and patients.
  • Good clinical and pharmaceutical knowledge and an understanding of high risk medicines, interactions and potential problems associated with this
  • Able to work independently and within a team
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office, MSTeams, pharmacy systems.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Crawley Hospital

West Green Dr.

Crawley

RH11 7DH

Employer's website

https://www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/work-with-us/ (Opens in a new tab)

Company

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) offers diverse employment opportunities across Sussex.

We employ over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff, and our expert teams deliver a wide range of medical, nursing and therapeutic care to over 10,000 people a day, serving a total population of 1.3 million.

Why join our #CommunityThatCares at SCFT?

  • Flexible working patterns offered across our services
  • Ongoing training and development tailored to your needs
  • Excellent research opportunities
  • BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks 
  • Level 3 Disability Confident Leader
  • Free health and wellbeing checks for all staff
  • Workplace nurseries rated Good and Outstanding by Ofsted

SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust’s workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.

Contact our friendly Recruitment team on 01273 242227 or sc-tr.recruitment@nhs.net.

Check out our latest video, showing what it’s like to be an Allied Health Professional with us.....

Company info
Website
Telephone
01273 696011
Location
Glynde Building
Brighton General Hospital
Elm Grove
Brighton
East Sussex
BN2 3EW
GB

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