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Specialist Pharmacist – Antimicrobials (OPAT Services)

Job Reference: 425-A-19-32076

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£44,606- £50,819 per annum pro rata

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced clinical pharmacist to act as the key link between the pharmacy team and the Trust’s microbiology and infectious diseases departments to develop and deliver an OPAT (Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy) service in line with local and national objectives.

The post will be based at Sheffield Children’s hospital which is one of only four independent specialist paediatric hospitals in the country. We provide dedicated healthcare for children and young people, including highly specialised health care such as neurosurgery, oncology, endocrinology, specialist orthopaedics, neonatal surgery, metabolic disease, gastroenterology, respiratory diseases, intensive care, cystic fibrosis and neurology.

Our aim is to be at the forefront of best practice in delivering high quality and integrated care to children and young people. The successful candidates will have proven clinical skills, excellent communication and organisational skills and a desire to improve patient’s quality of care.

You will thrive on the opportunities and challenges provided by a busy and varied supportive work environment. You will join a pharmacy department with over 60 staff, including 23 other pharmacists with expertise in a wide range of specialities, in providing pharmacy services to children. You will be expected to participate in the full range of services provided by the pharmacy including clinical ward service, dispensary services, aseptic services and medicines information when required.

Candidates will be expected to participate in the department’s emergency duty rota, weekend & Bank Holiday rotas on a pro-rata basis. It is essential that you have a Pharmacy Degree, Registration with GPhC and have a Post Graduate clinical qualification. (see person specification for essential requirements)

For further information please contact: Adrian Barker,Assistant Director of Pharmacy 01142 2717362 Gillian Hinson, Clinical Pharmacy services manager 01142 2717362 adrian.barker4@

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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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