Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Virtual Wards

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£48,526 – £54,619 a year
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The Pharmacy Department at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ambitious and forward thinking, striving to ensure that the patient is always at the heart of everything we do. We are excited to be involved in the development of the CUH Virtual Ward programme, which aims to care for patients safely at the place they call home. In line with National NHSE ambitions and working with our Integrated Care System & Improvement & Transformation teams we are rolling out our virtual ward model. Virtual wards allow patients to receive the care they need at home safely and conveniently rather than being in hospital, using technology & digital platforms for us to monitor our patients across a range of clinical specialities. We are seeking a motivated and innovative Pharmacist to lead the virtual ward clinical pharmacy service as part of the wider MDT. The ideal post holder would be comfortable collaborating with clinicians, managers, nurses and others to ensure that pharmaceutical care of virtual ward patients with a range of clinical conditions is safe and optimised. You will have the opportunity to provide pharmaceutical care to a wide range of patients and/or patient populations based on the evidence-base and/or best practice.
  • Provide pharmacy leadership to the Virtual wards
  • Liaise with the relevant senior pharmacy, medical and nursing staff, other allied health professionals (AHPs) and managers to promote safe, evidence based, safe and cost-effective use of medication in Virtual wards
  • Provide an advanced clinical pharmacy service to Virtual wards / clinics as part of the MDT;
  • Provide specialist pharmacist advice and services to the Virtual wards, the specialist MDT and patients under their care
Our Trust Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together – Safe, Kind, Excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population. CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people’s age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background. In addition, this exciting role offers many opportunities to develop and demonstrate your capability as an advanced pharmacist whilst being supported by senior leaders within Pharmacy. For example:
  • Managing the launch of clinical pharmacy services to the virtual wards
  • Working across boundaries with external partners in the ICS to transform patient care pathways and using your expertise to advise on novel virtual ward pathways for
  • Participation in the education and training of Pharmacy and MDT colleagues in relation to the care of virtual ward patients
  • Conducting audit, service evaluation and research into this new model of care.
Benefits to you We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel. Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered. We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.