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Clinical Pharmacist Frailty

Job Reference: 370-AHP8AFRA-635

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Frailty Assessment Unit
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

We are an NHS Foundation Trust providing first class services at Warrington Hospital, Halton General Hospital and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in the North West of England.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

In order to realise this goal, we recognise that we need the engagement and collaboration of our staff, our patients and local population and our partners across the health and care system.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services for the local population of Warrington and Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is based on our five core values: Workforce Together, Excellence, Accountable, Role Models and Embracing Change.

Working at Warrington and Halton means joining a team of 4,200 staff and professionals who local people look to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Clinical Pharmacist - Frailty

Are you an experienced and motivated pharmacist seeking a new challenge, who enjoys working within a multi-disciplinary team and wishes to develop their clinical skills as an autonomous practitioner?

A vacancy is available for the position of Clinical Pharmacist for Frailty at Warrington and Halton Hospital.

The post-holder would be responsible for providing an advanced clinical pharmacist service across the acute frailty pathway. This role requires excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, alongside sound clinical knowledge, relevant experience and the ability to work at pace.

The Frailty pathway gives deprescribing and medicines optimisation high priority. Supporting people living with frailty to self-care and maintain what matters to them most are our key functions. The Pharmacy department has recently implemented electronic prescribing. The successful post holder will be expected to use their qualifications, skills and expertise to support and develop both of these areas.

We use skill mix and role development to enhance job content and quality at all levels of the department. This is an ideal opportunity for a clinical Pharmacist who is looking to enhance their portfolio of advanced pharmacy and clinical skills in the domains of collaborative working relationships, expert professional practice, leadership and management. The frailty pathway is supported by an established frailty MDT and robust management team.

This is a trust wide post where you will be responsible for providing specialist clinical pharmacist support to the whole frailty pathway, including our ambulatory Frailty Assessment Unit which was recognised as being outstanding in our most recent CQC inspection. You will be responsible for managing and supervising the duties of pharmacists, pre-registration pharmacists and ward support technicians in your clinical team. You will be responsible for supporting the medicines information services and training pharmacy staff to deliver these services. You will support the pharmacy team in their corporate strategies, develop integration of a frailty focussed approach into non frailty specialist areas to deliver a more strategic perspective of deprescribing and medicines optimisation, and improve patient care.

The successful candidate will be required to work flexibly in supporting the Trust’s directive of 7 day working, participating in rotas and/or shift working as necessary including weekend and bank holiday working.

Interview Date – TBC


This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

This Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes diverse applications from people with disabilities, from ethnic minorities and all other social groups. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us; please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information. We operate Family Friendly and Career Break policies.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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