Lead Pharmacist – Critical Care – Dudley
Lead Pharmacist – Critical Care Band 8a
£45,753 – £51,668
Are you ready for a challenge?
Are you passionate about delivering outstanding clinical pharmacy services to critically ill patients receiving high dependency and intensive care?
If so, then we want to hear from you!
We have a new exciting opportunity for clinically experienced pharmacists to support the existing team in our development of clinical pharmacy services to critical care patients at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust (DGH). We are looking for 52.5 hours (1.4 WTE Band 8a), to fulfil a seven day service, and require highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic individuals that will help shape these new and exciting roles. We will consider job share and flexible working, taking into account the needs of the service; you will have an opportunity to discuss this at interview.
Post holders will provide clinical expertise and leadership within the critical care clinical pharmacy service, ensuring that patients receive the best pharmaceutical care. These roles include providing pharmaceutical support to critical care nurses, anaesthetists and medics, detecting and preventing errors and solving medication problems of critically ill patients. They aims to improve timely medicines reconciliation both on admission and discharge from critical care areas; the review of prescriptions and attendance at consultant intensivist led ward rounds; the analysis of drug usage data, guideline production and compiling of drug file data.
We are looking for pharmacists with evidence of significant clinical experience and strong interpersonal skills, ideally with an independent prescribing qualification or willing to work towards. Previous clinical pharmacy experience in critical care is useful, but not essential.
We welcome applications from individuals with excellent communications skills, a patient-centered attitude, the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and who have the motivation to strive for continued improvement.
If successful you will benefit from working within a dynamic department fully embracing the Hospital Pharmacy Transformation Plan (HPTP). This is an exciting time for the Dudley Group pharmacy team as we have just rolled out electronic prescribing and medicines administration (ePMA) and have secured additional funding to further expand and embed advanced clinical services to deliver direct care to patients within the organisation. Successful applicants will be actively encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge to meet both personal and service development needs.
At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do to offer a high quality patient experience in a caring and supportive environment that aligns with our vision of providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter.
We inspire our staff to be innovative with support and encouragement to continually develop and have the opportunity to inspire exemplary care for our patients.
We expect all of our staff to demonstrate the Trust values of Care, Respect and Responsibility.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.
Due to changes to the Tier 2 (general) immigration route effective on 1st April 2017, we can now only offer sponsorship to experienced workers, aged 25 and over, if the commencing salary being offered is £30,000+. For new entrants, which is a person under the age of 25, a student switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2 of the immigration system or a new graduate recruit, the minimum salary threshold remains at £20,800. Nurses, paramedics and medical radiographers are currently exempt from the salary threshold.
We are committed to equal opportunities and want to ensure our workforce is representative of the population we serve. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and diverse groups. It is essential we understand our demographics, in order that we can monitor our performance as an equal opportunity employer, as well as continuing to embed a culture of inclusivity across the organisation, which supports the active participation and contribution of our diverse staff groups in the Trusts decision making processes . On application the shortlisting manager will not see this criterion and therefore it cannot be part of their decision making. Please ensure you complete your equal opportunities questions for us and help us to make sure everyone is welcome.
The Trust is committed to employing and supporting people with disabilities. It is the Trust’s policy to interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum ‘essential’ criteria as identified on the person specification. To ensure we know you have a disability, please inform us under the appropriate section on the application form. We welcome applications from the LGBTQ+ community and openly encourage people with different sexual orientation, gender identity and expression to apply to join our team. We promise to respect and encourage the use of all pronouns and will not purposefully mis-gender anyone.
We are governed by the public sector equality duties and by our values of Care, Respect and Responsibility to ensure we eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other behaviour that is unlawful, undermines our core values and/or falls short of our Behaviour Framework. We want all of our staff to ‘call out’ any behaviour from colleagues, patients or visitors that constitute the above and appropriate action be taken.
We will at every opportunity advance equality and inclusivity for all staff, at all levels within the organisation, by removing or minimising disadvantage, encouraging participation and taking all relevant steps to meet the needs of anyone who shares a protected characteristic. We will also foster good relations between persons who share a protected characteristic by tackling prejudice and promoting understanding at every opportunity.
We have staff Networks in place to help support staff experience of diverse staff groups and inform us on the actions, interventions and support what we need to put in place to improve the working lives and daily experiences of all colleagues and all teams. Anyone can join the networks and we take pride in having Allies as part of every network within the organisation.
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Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date. Please note, preference will be given to at risk employees.
Applicants MUST ensure that they provide details of their referees and their referee email addresses on their application form otherwise their application may not be considered.