Main areaPharmacyGradeBand 7ContractFixed term: 12 months (Maternity Cover)HoursFull time: 37.5 hours per week Job refclick apply-NOV20

EmployerBrighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS TrustEmployer typeNHSSiteRoyal Sussex County HospitalTownBrightonSalary£38,890 – £44,503 per annumSalary periodYearlyClosing10\/01\/2021 23:59

About Our Trust

Our Trust is rated as ‘Outstanding for Caring’ by the CQC – fundamental to this is the way that we value and respect our staff. At every level, we value the diversity of our colleagues and actively champion an inclusive culture. We believe that everyone without exception should feel free to be their authentic self in the workplace.

We understand that work is only one part of life. We are committed to helping our colleagues achieve the best possible work\/life balance. We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best – and find support if they need it.

Our Trust is already a Disability Confident employer and we are holding ourselves to account through the Workplace Disability Equality Standard (WDES). Our work on promoting equity and inclusion for our Black, and Minority Ethnic (BME) colleagues continues to be driven by engagement with the WRES (Workforce Race Equality Standard) and the WRES Experts Programme.

In 2019, we committed ourselves to becoming a Stonewall Top 100 LGBTQ+ Employer. We also support the national ‘Veteran Aware’ scheme and are an ERS Silver accredited Hospital who welcomes applications from all members of the Armed Forces communities.

For our patients, we do everything we can to deliver fair access to all our services. This includes providing interpretative and other services to meet the needs of disabled communities. We’re careful to show sensitivity towards ethnic, cultural and religious differences. Our staff uphold these values and so help our care to get better all the time.

About This Vacancy

As a rapidly expanding department, we are proud and delighted to invite applications to our ADVANCE Pharmacy Practitioner Programme for Clinical Pharmacists. This unique programme has been designed to enhance your skills and experience across our diverse range of clinical specialities to aid progression towards more senior specialised posts. Your development will be mapped against bespoke individualised objectives harmonised with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Advanced Level Framework enabling faculty membership applications. Attainment of a clinically enhanced pharmacist independent prescribing qualification during the programme is encouraged following completion of a clinical diploma or equivalent experiential portfolio.

You will have the opportunity undertake rotations within three interconnected cycles covering a wide range of specialist areas such as:-

Abdominal Medicine & Surgery, Acute Medicine, Acute Frailty, Aseptics, Cardiology, Cardiothoracics, Critical Care, Clinical Lecturer at the University of Brighton \/ Education & Development, Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sussex, Endocrine, EPMA, HIV,Homecare & High Cost Drugs, Infectious Diseases \/ Antimicrobial Stewardship & Patient Safety, Intermediate Care \/ Rehabilitation, Medicines Information, Neurology & Neuro Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, Renal, Respiratory, Adult & Paediatric Cancer Services, Stroke and Urology.

  • The current rotational structure is subject to further extension and enhancement

For each rotation you will be assigned a practice supervisor and your development will be supported using our internal appraisal system and a designated educational supervisor.

At Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) pharmacy we believe that for pharmacy services, average is not good enough. We are looking to appoint talented pharmacists who are self-directed, productive team-players able to manage the workload and pressure of this key NHS role. You will be responsible for the delivery of expert patient care providing support to the lead pharmacists for the development, evaluation and co-ordination of clinical pharmacy services in line with the objectives of the division and the BSUH Pharmacy strategy. You will contribute to all aspects of clinical governance, including clinical risk and audit. As a teaching hospital, education and training is an integral component of all roles encompassing practice supervision of undergraduates, pre-registration pharmacists and the line management and educational supervision of band 6 pharmacists. We encourage inter-professional learning and have been recognised for educational initiatives such as joint teaching activities with Foundation Doctors. Our most recent review by Health Education England of our Pharmacy department education infrastructure concluded that ‘our trainees felt both well supported by the senior staff members and that they were very approachable’.

We would also welcome applications from less experienced band 6 pharmacists who have acute hospital experience and are working towards a postgraduate certificate or able to demonstrate equivalent development by means of a portfolio. In this instance the role would be offered as a progression opportunity from a band 6 to 7 based on a competency framework with incremental enhancement.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals is the regional teaching hospital, providing general acute services for local patients and tertiary services for patients across Sussex and the south east of England. Working as one hospital across two main sites in Brighton and Haywards Heath, we treat over half a million patients a year.

You will be working alongside our highly experienced pharmacists who are well respected within the Trust with many recognised nationally and internationally for their expertise within their specialist areas. The Pharmacy department has established links with the University of Brighton, University of Sussex, Brighton & Sussex Medical School and University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia as part of the Brighton-Lusaka Health Link. We have recently been awarded a grant from the Commonwealth Partnerships to champion pharmacists as antibiotic guardians in Zambia.

The Royal Sussex County’s location in one of the country’s most diverse and vibrant cities and the Princess Royal Hospital in the heart of the South Downs makes BSUH an exciting place to work.

Rapidly improving in terms of overall quality and financial control, this is a Trust which embarked on a transformation programme in 2016 and is now reaping the benefits as our recent CQC report demonstrates.

BSUH is committed to the ‘Patient First’ vision. This is our long-term approach to transform hospital services for the better, directly supported by the Trust’s values and behaviours ~ kindness and understanding, fairness and transparency, working together and excellence.

“everyone passionate about delivering excellent quality every time”

The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton is undergoing an extensive £485 million redevelopment and a £30 million Emergency Department expansion. Click here for a virtual reality fly-through of our 3Ts redevelopment.

If you are looking to drive your own career in an environment that supports your development in a captivating part of the UK then BSUH could be the perfect fit for you. Call and have a chat or even better come and see us if convenient.

General information for applicants

As part of our commitment to a safe working environment, we undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check on all new employees where the role is eligible for a criminal record check . We make offers in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975.

Applications for Tier 2 sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. Under the Residence Labour Market Test, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU\/EEA candidate is available. For further information please visit the website searching for Tier 2.