Weekend Pharmacist

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£38,762 – £45,765 a year
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Part Time (5-10 hours a week) AfC Band 6 per annum pro rata, incl. HCAS PLUS weekend enhancement West Middlesex University Hospital The West Middlesex Site has a vacancy for pharmacists to work regularly in dispensary at weekends/public holidays. This role includes provision of legally required supervision of staff as well as fulfilling professional duties. We currently require pharmacists for SaturdayandSunday. This can be one day or both days. You will work as part of a team consisting of Pharmacists, Technicians and Assistants. The work primarily consists of the clinically screening, dispensing and checking prescriptions for inpatients and discharge medication. You will be required to attend the department during weekday hours for induction and training. Further weekday hours may be available depending on service needs on staff bank. Pharmacists to join the team working in dispensary at weekends/public holidays. This role includes provision of legally required supervision of staff as well as fulfilling professional duties. Further hours may be offered depending on service need. Key working relation relationships
  • All Pharmacy staff
  • All Medical and Nursing staff
  • All clinical and non-clinical staff within the Trust
  • Patients, carers and relatives
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East. We have nearly 7,000 members of staff that arePROUD to Carefor nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and children’s, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics. We’re one of the best performing Trusts in the country. We’re also one of the top trusts to work for –our staff says they’re engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment. Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Good’ in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of ‘Good’. We’ve also been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection. Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing significant Capital year on year in our estate. We have recently completed a £30m expansion of our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and are planning an ambitious £60m development of an Ambulatory Diagnostics Centre at West Middlesex. 1. Dispensary Provision of legally required supervision and validation aspects of dispensing processes. Dispensing and clinically screening medication for in-patients (including controlled drugs), checking technician/assistant/pre-registration pharmacist dispensing according to local, national and legal standards. Pharmacists help manage stock control, dispensing workload, dispensary staff and contribute to the maintenance of a quality service that relates to clinical governance issues. 2. Clinical Pharmacy Services Provision of clinical pharmacy services to the wards of the Trust, to defined local and regional standards, depending on service need. Identification of pharmaceutical problems of patients and application of therapeutic knowledge gained from clinical training programmes and experience as a practising pharmacist. This includes:
  • Ensuring that inpatient prescriptions are: safe, accurate, legal, clinically appropriate for the
individual patient, cost effective and compliant with local prescribing policies. Recommending changes to the prescription to ensure the above.
  • Advising other professional staff on medicines management issues
  • Participating in clinical intervention systems and other quality monitoring initiatives
  • Implementing local formulary recommendations/therapeutic guidelines and other related support to Divisional/Specialist Pharmacists
  • Implementing risk management and other Trust medicines related policies
  • Attend relevant training required for the role (e.g. Cerner training, JAC training, Trust induction, mandatory training modules)
  • Effective use of Cerner system to screen ward orders and TTAs.
  • Prioritisation and resolution of pharmaceutical problems involving all other healthcare professionals when necessary
  • Responsibility for the supply of prescribed medication to patients on wards in a timely manner.
  • Responsibility for ensuring that all medicines (including controlled drugs) are stored on wards and other clinical areas in accordance with local, national and legal requirements.
  • Undertaking training in specialist areas, such as HIV, anticoagulation services, cardiology, surgery, pre-assessment clinics, etc where required.
  • Adhere to the departments ‘weekend working guide’ to follow relevant processes
  • Deputising for relevant senior staff
  • Participation in performance review and appraisal and identification of own learning and development needs in order to meet Knowledge and Skills Framework profile
  • Assisting in training and supervision of pharmacy technicians/assistants and pre-registration pharmacists
  • Maintaining a CPD portfolio and meet all relevant CPD requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Promotion of safe, economic and effective use of medicines
  • Undertaking any other duties as agreed with the Chief/Deputy Chief Pharmacist.
  • Ensure all communication, which may be complex, contentious or sensitive, is undertaken in a responsive and inclusive manner, focusing on improvement and ways to move forward.
  • Ensure all communication is presented appropriately to the different recipients, according to levels of understanding, type of communication being imparted and possible barriers such as language, culture, understanding or physical or mental health conditions.