Parenteral Nutrition / Aseptic Services Pharmacist

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£41,659 – £47,673 a year
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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic pharmacist who is both clinically and technically minded to join our specialist nutrition support team. The University Hospital of Wales has one of the largest intestinal failure centres in the UK, supporting home PN patients across Wales that require PN at home. The successful candidate will play a key role in the strategic development and delivery of our adult parenteral nutrition service for both inpatients and patients receiving parenteral nutrition at home. This role will be split across two sites within Cardiff and Vale UHB working alongside the well-established multidisciplinary parenteral nutrition team on the wards at the University Hospital of Wales and also at our off-site aseptic manufacturing unit, St Mary’s Pharmaceutical Unit (SMPU), where we compound bespoke PN. What you will gain from the post:
  • Support and mentorship from the current nutrition pharmacists
  • The opportunity to complete the independent prescribing qualification.
  • Training from our experienced technical services pharmacists.
  • The experience of working in a well-established and experienced multidisciplinary nutrition support team in a tertiary intestinal failure centre.
  • The chance to gain unique specialist knowledge within the field of intestinal failure and PN provision.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply. In this varied role the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their clinical skills and gain a broad experience in all aspects of nutritional support. Part of the role will be clinically validating homecare prescriptions, and liaising with homecare companies to ensure home PN patients receive clinically appropriate and timely supply of their home PN. The post-holder will also have responsibility for close liaison and collaboration with relevant service providers and key stakeholders, including specialist nurses and dietitians within the intestinal failure team, the technical services team at SMPU and our PN homecare providers. There is an integrated approach to care. The successful candidate will attend regular MDTs with a range of disciplines including gastroenterology, microbiology, surgery, and biochemistry to help formulate and optimise treatment plans for this complex group of patients. The successful candidate will be required to attend home PN clinics with the view to eventually becoming involved in prescribing for both PN and any necessary supportive care required upon completion of their training. In addition to the clinical duties, the role will be critical to the final release of complex aseptic products including chemotherapy and CIVAs. The post-holder will be trained as a product approver and will use their unique understanding of PN formulations to accompany the technical release of adult, paediatric and neonatal parenteral nutrition. Cardiff and Vale University Health Boardis one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community. Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.