Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Acute Frailty Medicine

  • Fecha de publicación: 31/03/2021
  • Nombre de la empresa: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Descripción de funciones:

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    COVID-19 Vacancy Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Acute Frailty Medicine

    Band 8a

    Job overview

    Acute Frailty Pathway & Geriatric Medicine

    A formal, system-wide Acute Frailty Pathway is set up to provide short term assessment and stabilisation of frail older people attending NUH, & providing a better experience & improved quality of care.

    The team provides early implementation of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA); proactively managing admissions across the designated NUH assessment ward for older people and provide specialist review of frail older people from the Emergency Department (ED).

    The post offers an outstanding opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills for the management of frail and geriatric patients on a large and busy admissions unit as part of the friendly, progressive and dynamic multidisciplinary team.

    You will be supported to advance your specialist knowledge and effectively utilise your non-medical prescribing skills.


    Main duties of the job

    Participating in consultant-led ward rounds to promote & support medicines optimisation & antimicrobial stewardship

    Contributing to CGA

    Facilitating smooth transfer of medication & related issues across the interface at admission, discharge & transfer

    Ensuring patients receive the best pharmaceutical care and managing potentially inappropriate polypharmacy

    Involvement in education & training of a variety of healthcare professionals including diploma & pre-registration pharmacists, undergraduates and trainee ANPs

    The successful candidate must be a highly motivated  team player with good interpersonal and leadership skills, and aspirations to develop as an independent practitioner

    The ideal candidate will be an experienced prescriber having worked in a variety of medical specialties, and have experience of delivering a service to a specialty will have completed a clinical diploma and have experience in acute hospital pharmacy setting



    Working for our organisation

    What we offer:

    Supportive and friendly teams, both within pharmacy and in the wider MDT.

    Structured opportunities for training and development, both personal and professional

    Support on the ward by a team of medicines management technicians

    There are no weekday operational duties required

    Opportunities to line manage junior colleagues

    Opportunities to gain and share learning through publications and relevant regional and national groups will be supported

     Who we are:

    The wider pharmacy admissions team is split over the acute medical admissions areas, the ED and the Older Persons Admissions Unit; and allows for significant specialist support for junior members of the team

    As a department, we are thriving under new leadership, are forward thinking and constantly implementing innovative ways of working to deliver the best possible patient care

    We have a strong belief in leading our teams compassionately and fostering a supportive and caring workplace



    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    In addition to the below summary  you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

    Please see the attached job description for key duties & responsibilities.

    Whilst this post is commissioned to be full time (equivalent of 37.5 hours per week) the service would welcome applications from those wanting a better work life balance. If you would like to consider this post  but on less than full time hours please still apply and outline this on your application form or please contact us for further discussion.

    Interviews will be via MS Teams

    Person specification

    Training & Qualifications

    Essential criteria
    • GPhC registered
    Desirable criteria
    • Independent prescribing qualification (or willing to undertake)


    Essential criteria
    • Broad knowledge base of a wide range of clinical areas
    • Some experience of excellent leadership and management skills
    • Experience of multidisciplinary and team working within Pharmacy and a Speciality
    Desirable criteria
    • Experience in project management (including department-wide roles) and evidence of completed outcomes

    Communication & Relationship

    Essential criteria
    • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, both verbal and written
    • Proven ability to influence and negotiate with relevant senior clinicians, managers and stakeholders.
    Desirable criteria
    • • Experience of writing compelling business cases or case of need for service development

    Analytical and Judgement

    Essential criteria
    • Ability to work alone and make decisions within agreed parameters; and appropriate referral / escalation as necessary

    Planning & Organisation

    Essential criteria
    • Ability to plan and organise existing and new clinical pharmacy services to a specialty.


    Essential criteria
    • Competent ICT skills
    Desirable criteria
    • High level IT skills (eg website or database design)
  • Localización del puesto ofertado: UK - Nottingham