Highly Specialist Pharmacist- Surgery & Nutrition (2024)

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

University Hospital Southampton is seeking a talented and dedicated pharmacist to join our esteemed team as a Surgery and Nutrition Pharmacist. As a leading academic medical centre, we are committed to providing exceptional patient care, conducting ground-breaking research, and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals. This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on patient outcomes in the fields of surgery and nutrition.

We are a tertiary centre for complex surgeries and intestinal failure, providing treatment for patients across the south of England. The NSIFT manage patients with complex gut disorders affecting their nutrition and fluid status, who require parenteral nutrition (PN) and fluids in hospital and at home. Extended pharmacist roles, including independent prescribing supported. Part time roles considered.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Date posted

14 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

188-CL240624

Job locations

University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA


Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities:You will work closely with the surgical/nutrition clinical pharmacy teams and multidisciplinary Nutrition Support and Intestinal Failure Team (NSIFT) which includes Consultant Gastroenterologists, specialist nurses and dietitians. You will be given the opportunity to be involved in the innovation and development of pharmacy services to the NSIF and Surgical pharmacy service, including: Collaborate with surgical teams to ensure safe and effective medication management for surgical patients, including pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care. Conduct medication reconciliation and develop individualized treatment plans in collaboration with the multi disciplinary team. Monitor patient responses to pharmacotherapy, provide dosage adjustments, and manage drug interactions or adverse events. Support surgical nutrition services by providing pharmaceutical expertise,including parenteral and enteral nutrition support. Participate in research activities related to surgical pharmacotherapy and nutrition and quality improvement initiatives. Educate and train healthcare professionals,including physicians, nurses, and pharmacy students, on best practices in surgical pharmacotherapy and nutrition.

You will be supported by experienced senior members of the team and given the opportunity to develop advanced level skills.What were looking for: A pharmacist with a passion for clinical pharmacy who is eager to learn and progress their career. Ability to communicate well, inspire confidence and work well both independently and as part of a team. Sound clinical knowledge and experience in delivering a ward based clinical pharmacy service Completed or working towards a post-graduate education in clinical pharmacy (completion due 2024). Good organisational and problem-solving skills. Previous experience of parenteral nutrition would be advantageous but is not essential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities:You will work closely with the surgical/nutrition clinical pharmacy teams and multidisciplinary Nutrition Support and Intestinal Failure Team (NSIFT) which includes Consultant Gastroenterologists, specialist nurses and dietitians. You will be given the opportunity to be involved in the innovation and development of pharmacy services to the NSIF and Surgical pharmacy service, including: Collaborate with surgical teams to ensure safe and effective medication management for surgical patients, including pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative care. Conduct medication reconciliation and develop individualized treatment plans in collaboration with the multi disciplinary team. Monitor patient responses to pharmacotherapy, provide dosage adjustments, and manage drug interactions or adverse events. Support surgical nutrition services by providing pharmaceutical expertise,including parenteral and enteral nutrition support. Participate in research activities related to surgical pharmacotherapy and nutrition and quality improvement initiatives. Educate and train healthcare professionals,including physicians, nurses, and pharmacy students, on best practices in surgical pharmacotherapy and nutrition.

You will be supported by experienced senior members of the team and given the opportunity to develop advanced level skills.What were looking for: A pharmacist with a passion for clinical pharmacy who is eager to learn and progress their career. Ability to communicate well, inspire confidence and work well both independently and as part of a team. Sound clinical knowledge and experience in delivering a ward based clinical pharmacy service Completed or working towards a post-graduate education in clinical pharmacy (completion due 2024). Good organisational and problem-solving skills. Previous experience of parenteral nutrition would be advantageous but is not essential.

Person Specification

Trust Values

Essential

  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • Postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent experience
  • Can demonstrate Advanced Stage 1 competencies in the RPS Advanced Pharmacy Framework in relation to medical or surgical patients
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.Leadership qualification or experience
  • Sound knowledge of clinical pharmacy services acquired while working within a suitable specialty.
  • Experience of audit and evaluative work
  • Teaching and tutoring experience
  • Experience of supervising others
  • Experience of implementing change and change management
  • Development and implementation of guidelines and procedures.
  • Experience of change management

Desirable

  • Management qualification or equivalent experience
  • MSc in clinical pharmacy or equivalent experience.
  • Independent Prescribing qualification.
  • Can demonstrate Advanced Stage 2 or Mastery competencies in the RPS Advanced Pharmacy Framework in relation to medical or surgical patients
  • Leadership qualification or experience
  • Sound understanding of healthcare priorities and political agendas.
  • Training in medicines information.
  • Training in medicines information.
  • Experience of managing others

Skills and competencies

Essential

  • Attention to detail
  • Change management
  • Communication
  • Microsoft Office skills Organisational skills Presentation skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Prioritisation Report writing
  • Problem solving
  • Report writing
  • Time management
  • Working under pressure
Person Specification

Trust Values

Essential

  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • Postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent experience
  • Can demonstrate Advanced Stage 1 competencies in the RPS Advanced Pharmacy Framework in relation to medical or surgical patients
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.Leadership qualification or experience
  • Sound knowledge of clinical pharmacy services acquired while working within a suitable specialty.
  • Experience of audit and evaluative work
  • Teaching and tutoring experience
  • Experience of supervising others
  • Experience of implementing change and change management
  • Development and implementation of guidelines and procedures.
  • Experience of change management

Desirable

  • Management qualification or equivalent experience
  • MSc in clinical pharmacy or equivalent experience.
  • Independent Prescribing qualification.
  • Can demonstrate Advanced Stage 2 or Mastery competencies in the RPS Advanced Pharmacy Framework in relation to medical or surgical patients
  • Leadership qualification or experience
  • Sound understanding of healthcare priorities and political agendas.
  • Training in medicines information.
  • Training in medicines information.
  • Experience of managing others

Skills and competencies

Essential

  • Attention to detail
  • Change management
  • Communication
  • Microsoft Office skills Organisational skills Presentation skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Prioritisation Report writing
  • Problem solving
  • Report writing
  • Time management
  • Working under pressure

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA


Employer's website

https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/home.aspx (Opens in a new tab)

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Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA


Employer's website

https://www.uhs.nhs.uk/home.aspx (Opens in a new tab)

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For questions about the job, contact:

Pharmacist Nutrition Support & Intestinal Failure

Haidee Eves

haidee.eves@uhs.nhs.uk

02380777222

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Date posted

14 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

188-CL240624

Job locations

University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA


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