Job - Lead Clinical Surgical Pharmacist
Location - The Princess Grace Hospital
Contract Type & Hours - Permanent, full-time hours 37.5hrs per week
Salary - Competitive (dependent on skills & experience).Equivalent to a NHS Band 8 role with late shift, on-call and weekend services allowance
As a key member of the Pharmacy team, the Lead Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for developing, monitoring and leading on all aspects of the clinical pharmacy surgical services to ensure high quality, innovative and up-to-date pharmacy services which consistently meet the needs of all clients within the hospital.
Duties & Responsibilities
To be responsible for formulating strategy and providing leadership in the advancement of clinical and ward pharmacy surgical services
To work with and lead on improving the pharmaceutical care patients receive at the hospital- including working closely alongside other healthcare professionals to integrate outstanding patient care and safety.
To manage the training and development of all clinical pharmacy staff
To be responsible directly and indirectly for the delivery of clinical supervision and competency assessment of all pharmacists providing clinical pharmacy services
To assist in the management and development of Medicines Management and other Clinical Governance initiatives as requested by the Pharmacy Manager
To assist in the teaching and tutoring of pharmacists on post-graduate clinical pharmacy education and pharmacy medicines management technicians
To promote the cost-effective utilisation of drugs
To develop collaborative prescribing and treatment guidelines and audits and to be an active member of the corporate Lead Clinical Pharmacists Committee.
To deputise for the Pharmacy Manager in their absence and assumes additional corporate and strategic responsibilities for the pharmacy service according to need.
Skills and Experience
· Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council, with a BPharm, MPharm or BSC in Pharmacy
· Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is desirable
· Additional postgraduate clinical qualification e.g. Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or MSc in Clinical Pharmacy or other relevant post-graduation qualification
· Extensive relevant hospital experience
· Experience in a clinical specialist area – e.g. experience in Intensive Care/acute Medicine is highly desirable
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