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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/02/2021.

Pharmacist - COVID Vaccination Centre

Job Reference: J11-A-21-28456

Employer:
NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Location:
Tameside
Salary:
Band 7

Bank Advanced Pharmacist, Vaccination Centre
Grade:  Band 7
Location/Trust: Etihad Vaccination Centre
Pay Rates (hourly): 
Days: £20.91
Saturdays/Nights: £27.19
Sundays/Bank Hols: £33.46
WEEKEND COVER IS ESSENTIAL

JOB SUMMARY:

To provide senior Pharmacy expertise at the Vaccination site in Greater Manchester on all aspects of the Covid vaccine and Covid vaccination.

SECTION 1- MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

To provide senior Pharmacy expertise at the Vaccination site in Greater Manchester on all aspects of the Covid vaccine and Covid vaccination.
To be the first point of call for all queries or issues in relation to the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, including storage, drawing up, stock, counter-indications or clinical concerns.
Work with multidisciplinary healthcare teams to review existing and develop knowledge in relation to the vaccine.
Incorporate any national guidance into treatment guidelines, protocols and local patient pathways.
To ensure that appropriate clinical and governance arrangements as set out in the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) standards for services, are in place for all medicines supplied
To liaise with relevant clinical leaders and Pharmacy management in the development and maintenance of Vaccination policy and strategy.
To liaise with the Programme Manager and relevant members of the Management team in the delivery of operational aspects of Vaccination centres.
Produce reports on quality and financial indicators as required
Be a point of contact for external agencies for issues relating to Covid vaccination.
Responsible for training and supporting all grades of staff on Covid vaccination management and distribution.
Forge links nationally and regionally with other pharmacists and technicians in Vaccination centres services in order to share best practice
Act as point of contact for clinical queries relating to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Provide a specialist clinical service to the Vaccination Site in accordance with professional, departmental and trust policies. This will include:

  • Compiling a drug history if needed
  • Reviewing prescribed medication to ensure safe and effective use.
  • Review and update of protocols depending on clinical response, results of investigations and adverse effects.
  • Interpreting and requesting clinical tests to monitor and make recommendations to improve effectiveness of drug therapy.
  • To keep abreast of new drug developments and to contribute to new drug submissions to the Integrated Medicines Optimisation Group (IMOG) in order to ensure that patients receive safe and effective treatment.
  • Undertake therapeutic drug monitoring for specific medicines.
  • Developing evidence based treatment protocols for use across the Trust where appropriate.
  • Facilitate implementation of local and national guidelines where appropriate.
  • Liaise with medical and nursing staff to ensure medication is prescribed and administered correctly in accordance with policy, to maximise patient safety.

Who are NHS Professionals?
NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within theNHS.
Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

 

 





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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.



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