High Cost Medicines Pharmacist

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£41,659 – £47,672 a year
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An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and self-motivated clinical pharmacist with excellent organisational and communication skills to join the Pharmacy High Cost Drugs Team. You will work with the Senior High Cost Drugs Pharmacist to maximise the cost-effective use of high cost drugs through engagement with clinical teams and patients, supporting prior approval processes, and ensuring medicines are being used according to commissioning criteria. 1. Work with the Clinical Commissioning Pharmacist, and Specialist Pharmacists to support the implementation of prior approval for high cost drugs (Blueteq). 2. Work with commissioners and clinicians to develop agreed treatment pathways where needed. 3. Provide complex clinical pharmaceutical advice to clinical specialists using high cost medicines; including contributing to specialist Multi-disciplinary team meetings, as required. 4. Provide training to staff on the use of the Blueteq system and high cost drugs commissioning. 5. Generate a daily report to ensure Trust compliance with commissioning arrangements. 6. Liaise with other Trusts to inform them of Blueteq requirements for patients transferring to their care, and to deal with queries around Shared Care between Secondary Care Trusts 7. Provide analysis and financial reports, as needed, to the Director of Pharmacy and Director of Finance on complex HCD spend within the Trust, highlighting areas of risk to income. University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge. For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.