Pharmacist (Band 6)

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

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Not Disclosed

Entry level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Job Overview
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated registered pharmacist to join our fantastic team at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust on the outskirts of Skipton. You will have the opportunity to work in hospital pharmacy and will be funded to undertake the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy. We look to develop our pharmacists, with the prospects of progressing from band 6 to band 7 clinical pharmacists.
The pharmacy service at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has a high profile and is well integrated into multi-disciplinary teams, providing a much valued contribution to patient care. This is an exciting time for our Pharmacy Department as we continue to improve and develop our clinical pharmacy service.
We welcome applications from current Foundation Trainee Pharmacists who will be registering later on this year in addition to those who are already a registered pharmacist
Main duties of the job
This pharmacist post will contribute to our clinical pharmacy service supporting medical and surgical wards as well as the hospital dispensary and aseptic unit. The successful candidates will be able to further develop their clinical and personal skills through on-call and late shift work in the dispensary. There will be opportunities to gain experience in medicines information, procurement, anticoagulation clinics as well as being actively involved in our learning at lunch teaching sessions.
Our dedicated clinical pharmacy team pride ourselves on innovative working, supportive attitude and a passion for further learning.
You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The post holder will need to meet deadlines, be adaptable and have the ability to exercise initiative, operate within procedural guidelines and prioritise workloads in response to changing demands.
The post holder is expected promote the highest standards of professional practice, Trust Policies and Procedures, whilst observing principles of clinical governance, and the “Standards of Conduct, Ethics and Performance” issued by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
In pursuing these duties the post holder will ensure compliance with the NHS Constitution
Working for our organisation
We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.
We want to attract staff who embrace our ‘Right Care’ behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients – we want to make these part of our DNA.
Duties And Responsibilities
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Provide professional and legal clinical supervision in the dispensary as allocated:
For Example This May Include:
  • Clinical and legal verification of prescriptions
  • Labelling and dispensing
  • Dealing with general and clinical enquiries
  • Accuracy checking of prescriptions
  • Complying with the legal and other requirements relating to the purchase, supply, use, safe custody and distribution of drugs within pharmacy and within all other areas of the Trust
  • Provide a clinical service to the wards and departments in accordance with professional, departmental and Trust policies.
For Example This May Include:
  • Taking drug histories on admission as part of medicines reconciliation.
  • Screening of patients on admission for pharmaceutical care issues and formulation of care plans where pharmaceutical care issues are identified
  • Review medication to ensure safe and effective use
  • Formulation of individual pharmaceutical care plans
  • Reviewing and updating care plans depending on response, results of investigations and adverse effects
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring for specific drugs
  • Educating patients about their drug therapy
  • Monitoring and promoting economical drug usage
  • Recording clinical activities and interventions in line with departmental policy
  • Liaising with health care professionals in primary care
  • Participate in the Pharmacy-led outpatient warfarin clinics.
  • Participate in on-call, weekend and bank holiday rotas.
  • Participate in the provision of Technical and Aseptic services to the Trust, in accordance with the recommendations contained in the Guide to Good Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practice and its supplements and in accordance with licences.
For Example This May Include:
  • Undertaking training to be able to check the setup, manufacture and final release of non-sterile and aseptically dispensed items, including cytotoxics.
  • Acquiring an understanding of the Quality Assurance principles underpinning the safe and effective preparation of aseptically dispensed medicines.
  • Becoming proficient and confident in the monitoring, calculation and provision of both adult parenteral nutrition.
  • Help in the distribution of medicines to patients, wards and departments and to assist in maintaining systems for the control of drugs in accordance with current legislation.
  • Safety – Be aware and operate within the current Health and Safety legislation, including COSHH and the department’s safety policies and ensure safe working practices within the area of work. Adhere to high standards of safety in carrying out duties within the department and the wards, including attendance at mandatory training.
  • Give a commitment to lifelong learning and contribute to the maintenance of a personal development portfolio in accordance with Trust and professional requirements. Undertake Continuing Professional Development to keep relevant pharmaceutical clinical and technical knowledge up to date.
  • Participate in pharmacy practice research, quality and/or clinical audit projects undertaken by the pharmacy department.
  • Participate in the department and Trust medication error reporting systems.
  • Take responsibility for maintaining the security of the department.
  • Support the Trust equality and diversity policy. This may include counselling on complex medication regimens, dealing with language barriers and dexterity difficulties.
  • Comply with the Trust infection control policies.
  • Provide a professional and courteous service to all staff and patients using the pharmacy service. This may include those who are angry, confused or distressed.
  • It is incumbent on the post holder to continually update his or her professional and/or managerial awareness and carry out other duties deemed appropriate to the grade of the post.
  • Maintain close working links with other members of the pharmacy staff to ensure the smooth running of the service
  • Comply with the Professional code of ethics, data protection act, policies relating to confidentiality and other departmental and Trust policies.
  • Provide pharmacy services to external customers, this may include, mental health Trusts and hospices.
  • Comply with the Trusts policies and local procedures relating to Safeguarding Children and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults
  • Manoeuvre light goods and equipment in accordance with manual handling regulations and good practice
  • Maintain and process all information concerning patients, staff, contractors or the business of the Trust to which the post holder has access, without divulging such information to any third party or make use of information gained in the course of employment, except where this is clearly within the remit of the post holder and the other party’s responsibility.
  • Weekends / Bank Holidays / working hours in line with service needs.
  • Ensure that the safety of the patient and their experience remains the focus of pharmacy services provided in line with the Trust’s “Right Care” programme
  • Comply with Good Distribution Practice to ensure that medicines are procured, stored, handled and transported under the required conditions
In pursuing these duties, the post holder will ensure compliance with the NHS Constitution and be familiar with the NHS England Guidance ‘Understanding the new NHS’ (details of which can be found in the links section of NHS Jobs).
Professional Registration/Codes of Conduct
Be aware of and comply with the relevant codes of conduct and practice set up by your professional regulatory body and maintain up to date professional registration appropriate to the post. Any breach of these codes may lead to action by the Trust independent of any taken by the regulatory or professional body.
Safeguarding Children & Adults
Understand and work within policies and local procedures relating to Safeguarding Children and the Protection of Vulnerable Adults.
Health & Safety
You are required to: co-operate with supervisors, managers and other employees to achieve a healthy and safe environment, to take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of other persons who may be affected by your actions, to carry out your responsibilities in ways that help to ensure a safe and healthy place of work.
In the course of your work you are to bring to the attention of your supervisor or manager:
  • Any situation which reasonably could be considered to represent a serious or immediate danger to the health and safety of any person.
  • Any matter which reasonably could be considered to represent a shortcoming in the Trust’s health and safety protection arrangements.
Person specification
Essential criteria
  • Master’s degree in Pharmacy (MPharm)
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or in progress of becoming a qualified pharmacist
Desirable criteria
  • Member of the RPS
  • Member of the UKCPA
Essential criteria
  • Commitment and evidence of professional updating and formal continuous professional development (CPD)
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in hospital environment.
Essential Criteria
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Methodical with effective organisational skills in the workplace. Able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
  • Able to demonstrate initiative.
  • Interest in expanding knowledge and self-development
  • Pride in establishing and maintaining high standards of work and have attention to detail.
  • Able to present written information clearly, concisely and accurately.
  • Broad understanding of current hospital pharmacy practice.
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of the wider issues affecting the NHS and Pharmacy.
  • Ability to supervise the work of other pharmacy staff and provide constructive feedback on performance
Essential Criteria
  • Desire to work in a hospital pharmacy team.
  • Ability to deal confidently and directly with the public, clinicians, members of the healthcare team and pharmacy colleagues
  • Ability to work unsupervised and alone.
  • Ability to work in a busy environment and to remain calm and assertive under pressure
  • Ability to work with other colleagues effectively as part of a team.
  • Flexibility with regard to change in work schedules.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Able to identify when to refer to senior staff for guidance /direction when necessary

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Entry level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
Company Overview
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Current Openings: 0

We’re an award-winning NHS hospital and community services trust, caring for over 200,000 people living in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Working together to support our patients and our staff is at the heart of everything we do. We have the best of both worlds here – we’re rural, and we’re urban. Our services are provided from our main hospital site, Airedale Hospital, and at other locations across the community – such as the recently refurbished Castleberg Hospital near Settle, Coronation Hospital in Ilkley and Skipton Hospital. We care for patients living in an area of over 700 square miles within Yorkshire and Lancashire. This includes the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales and the city of Bradford which has a great history and culture. Our 2500 staff and 350 committed volunteers all work to our values and behaviours. Our values are about; compassion, improving lives, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients. We want to make these part of our DNA. We understand that it’s down to the hard work, effort and dedication of our staff that makes a difference for our patients. Our people really do make our Airedale experience – we take pride in fostering a friendly, effective and caring work environment.
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