Pharmacist Advanced Practitioner – OPAT and Antimicrobials

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

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Job summary

This post is an excellent opportunity to further develop your clinical and leadership skills.

You will be responsible for planning, prioritising and developing the clinical pharmacy service provision of the OPAT service. This includes working with the Virtual ward and Crisis Response teams to ensure the delivery of high-quality care.

As part of the Antimicrobial Stewardship team you will be supporting the development of guidelines to promote the safe and prudent use and antimicrobials in secondary care and the virtual ward ( OPAT service).

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with clinicians, virtual ward and nursing colleagues to support, develop and promote the safe and effective use of antimicrobials. By attending MDT ward rounds you will be involved in the identification of suitable patients for OPAT, promoting prudent antimicrobial use and advising on appropriate antimicrobial treatment.

You will also have a regular ward pharmacy commitment and participate in out of hours and weekend rotas.

As such we are seeking a patient focused pharmacist aiming to build on established clinical skills who will work closely with clinicians in providing a high-quality service to patients within ESHT. Someone who demonstrates a commitment to personal and staff development.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate, and high-quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye, and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop, and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Date posted

15 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum, pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

374-CF1022

Job locations

Conquest Hospital

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attachedjob description. Key requirements are:

  • Personal behaviours that reflect and are aligned with our Trust Values of: Working Together, Improvement and Development, Respect and Compassion, and Engagement and Involvement
  • Current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council as apharmacist
  • CPD portfolio demonstrating ongoing commitment to personaldevelopment
  • Diploma / MSc in Clinical Pharmacy or pharmacy practice or demonstrable other equivalent post-graduate qualification or experience e.g., RPS Faculty membership at foundation level
  • Independent prescribing qualification - not essential to appoint into the role, but essential within an agreed timescale when in post

If you have any questions about this position, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attachedjob description. Key requirements are:

  • Personal behaviours that reflect and are aligned with our Trust Values of: Working Together, Improvement and Development, Respect and Compassion, and Engagement and Involvement
  • Current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council as apharmacist
  • CPD portfolio demonstrating ongoing commitment to personaldevelopment
  • Diploma / MSc in Clinical Pharmacy or pharmacy practice or demonstrable other equivalent post-graduate qualification or experience e.g., RPS Faculty membership at foundation level
  • Independent prescribing qualification - not essential to appoint into the role, but essential within an agreed timescale when in post

If you have any questions about this position, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MPharm
  • GPhC registration examination (Vocational master's degree in pharmacy (4yrs) and 1 years preregistration training and experience)
  • Current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a pharmacist
  • Diploma / MSc in Clinical Pharmacy or pharmacy practice or demonstrable other equivalent post-graduate qualification or experience e.g., RPS Faculty membership at foundation or advanced level
  • [Independent prescribing qualification - not essential for role, but essential within an agreed timescale when in post]
  • CPD portfolio that demonstrates an ongoing commitment to personal development

Desirable

  • NHS Leadership qualification such as leading for change
  • Independent prescribing qualification

Experience

Essential

  • 1 year pre-registration training and experience
  • Significant post registration experience as a hospital or specialist primary care pharmacist within a specialist field
  • Experience in utilising information technology within the workplace including inputting, retrieving information and producing reports
  • Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and Outlook

Desirable

  • Experience of working with clinicians and a proven track record for influencing change within a directorate or specialist role
  • Previous experience in providing directorate support
  • Previous experience in mentoring and training pharmacy staff
  • Has previous Line management experience
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • MPharm
  • GPhC registration examination (Vocational master's degree in pharmacy (4yrs) and 1 years preregistration training and experience)
  • Current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a pharmacist
  • Diploma / MSc in Clinical Pharmacy or pharmacy practice or demonstrable other equivalent post-graduate qualification or experience e.g., RPS Faculty membership at foundation or advanced level
  • [Independent prescribing qualification - not essential for role, but essential within an agreed timescale when in post]
  • CPD portfolio that demonstrates an ongoing commitment to personal development

Desirable

  • NHS Leadership qualification such as leading for change
  • Independent prescribing qualification

Experience

Essential

  • 1 year pre-registration training and experience
  • Significant post registration experience as a hospital or specialist primary care pharmacist within a specialist field
  • Experience in utilising information technology within the workplace including inputting, retrieving information and producing reports
  • Good IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and Outlook

Desirable

  • Experience of working with clinicians and a proven track record for influencing change within a directorate or specialist role
  • Previous experience in providing directorate support
  • Previous experience in mentoring and training pharmacy staff
  • Has previous Line management experience

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

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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

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Conquest Hospital

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD


Employer's website

http://jobs.esht.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Conquest Hospital

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD


Employer's website

http://jobs.esht.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Lead Pharmacist for Urgent Care and Antimicrobials

Neville Sharma

nevillesharma@nhs.net

Date posted

15 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum, pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

374-CF1022

Job locations

Conquest Hospital

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 7RD


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