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Advanced Specialist Pharmacist - Geriatrics

Job Reference: 358-2713199-CSI-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Hospital Pharmacy
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Are you a motivated, innovative and dedicated Pharmacist looking to utilise all of your skills to improve patient care? We are delighted to announce that we are expanding our team to implement a ‘Dedicated Ward Pharmacist’ for each of our Medicine wards. Following investment to launch this program it is an exciting time to join our team. Building on our existing service our dedicated ward pharmacists will be based on Specialist Medicine wards to work closely with the MDT to improve medicines optimisation. With a particular focus on medicine reconciliation, optimisation and safe and effective discharge you will use all of your skills to improve the care of our patients.

Geriatric medicine is an expanding speciality that encompasses the diverse care of patients with multi morbidities and advancing frailty. Caring for older patients requires a multidisciplinary approach and as an advanced specialist pharmacist you will become an integral part of the ward based team as part of this exciting new initiative. As well as delivering the dedicated ward based pharmacy service, post holders will play in crucial role in developing others in the team to deliver the service and will assess the impact of this program. Our aim is to maximise the potential of pharmacists by using their unique clinical skillsets to improve outcomes, reduce harm and be more proactive in the ward based care of our patients.

Working alongside our current Advanced Specialist Pharmacist in Geriatrics you will be involved in overseeing pharmacists and technicians who rotate through this speciality whilst working with the wider service on other exciting initiatives. There will be great opportunities to work with the consultant geriatricians on initiatives such as de-prescribing and falls prevention in order to improve outcomes for frail, older patients. With a strong emphasis on teaching, you will be involved in carrying out innovative geriatric-related training for pharmacists as well as the wider multidisciplinary team.

You will have experience of delivering ward based clinical services, developing others and improving services. Prescribing qualification is desirable but not essential. Support will be explored to develop these skills if needed.

Our 18 Specialist Medicine wards include Geriatrics as well as Neurology, Stroke, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases and Rheumatology. We are a large teaching Trust and you will be joining a well-established team as we take the next step in improving our service.

You will be joining a Pharmacy department that is focussed on improving patient care through innovative working and developing its staff. We utilise electronic prescribing across our wards and have presented some of our innovative working at national forums.

For further information or an informal chat please contact:

David Kearney, CMG Lead Pharmacist – Specialist Medicine on 07950882812 or via email

Anna Delf, Advanced Specialist Pharmacist – Geriatrics on 07929775189 or via email

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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