Consultant Pharmacist, Medication Safety

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£74,441 – £84,651 a year
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We have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Consultant Pharmacist Medication Safety to join the pharmacy team at King’s College Hospital. The Pharmacy Service at King’s is highly respected across the trust and our staff work closely with multi-disciplinary teams to advance patient care. We are patient-centred, research-oriented, progressive and innovative. The post holder will have the opportunity to identify and deliver their vision for mediation safety at the trust. Leading an experienced team to promote and develop medication safety in line with local and national objectives and developments. We are looking for someone with vision, excellent clinical, leadership and research skills and an ability to manage complex relationships both within and outside the department. We would consider supporting candidates working towards consultant level practice as a progression post. The successful applicant will join a supportive pharmacy and trust team which includes a number of consultant pharmacists in other specialist areas. There are opportunities for personal and professional development of clinical, leadership, managerial, research and strategic skills. To find out more about the key roles and responsibilities, specific skills and expertise; please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attachments under the supporting documents heading. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King’s to another level. We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people. King’s is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone’s contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust’s carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible The key aspects of the Consultant Pharmacist, Medication Safety role are:
  • To lead on medication safety across all sites of the trust, be the trust Medication Safety Officer and manage the Trust Medication Safety Committee.
  • To promote the safe use of medicines across the Trust and act as an expert resource.
  • To act as a role model and national expert in medication safety ensuring a consistently high level of pharmacy input in line with corporate objectives and NHS England policy.
  • To accept referrals from clinical staff regarding medicine safety, providing expert opinion and consultancy support where appropriate.
  • To lead education and development in medication safety for trust staff and colleagues in primary care.
  • To provide input at Trust level to the multidisciplinary governance agenda related to medication safety.
  • To agree with the senior pharmacy team the priorities relating to medication safety and ensure medication safety is a common theme across all elements of business planning for the Trust.
  • To maintain the profile of medication safety across the Trust and ensure effective trust wide communication of medication safety issues
  • To liaise with other NHS organisations and healthcare providers to disseminate good practice and learn from other experiences.
  • To lead and deliver the pharmacy governance agenda across the trust.