Advanced Specialist Pharmacist- HMP Downview/HMP Send

Hiring By - Biostaffic

 BioPharma

United Kingdom

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Entry level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Job Overview
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is a Top Employer Award Winner and works in partnership to provide responsive and dependable primary care, mental health, intellectual disability and substance misuse services to the diverse and culturally rich communities we serve.
In our quest to deliver patient-focused quality care we are looking to recruit a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic Advanced Specialist Pharmacist to join our forward thinking, friendly and expanding Health & Justice team at HMP Downview & HMP Send. By joining our Prisons Health Care Team, you will not only look after the healthcare needs of our patients residing in secure environments, but who also have the opportunity to have a real impact on promoting health and well-being.
Our motto is “Caring NOT Judging” so by working in partnership with the criminal justice system and other agencies, we provide responsive, dependable and high-quality primary care and mental health services to those who may have offended and those at risk of offending in the communities we serve, to improve their health status and to encourage social inclusion.
PLEASE NOTE ANY CANDIDATE WISHING TO APPLY FOR ANY OF OUR ROLES IN SURREY WILL BE SUBJECT TO VETTING CLEARANCE. WHICH REQUIRES YOU TO HAVE BEEN A RESIDENT IN THE UK FOR A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS. CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT MEET THIS CRITERIA NEED NOT APPLY.
Main duties of the job
  • Maintain & improve standards of clinical pharmacy practice, quality assurance, risk management & other issues of clinical governance related to medicines optimisation within HMP Downview & HMP Send (Surrey Felmale Service).
  • To work closely with the HMP Downview & HMP Send Prescribers to ensure medicine continuity & manage the repeat prescription process.
  • To lead on pharmacist lead clinics as Medicine Structure Review Clinics, & facilitate other pharmacy technician clinic like Medicine Compliance Clinics.
  • To manage the cost-effective ordering of medicines & medical consumables as well as pharmacy staff resources.
  • To ensure service compliance with medicines legislation in particular controlled drugs legislation.
  • To work closely with the CNWL medicines management team to ensure the development of pharmacy services at HMP Downview & HMP Send are in line with community & national initiatives.
  • To liaise with the prison pharmacy supply function, prison security & healthcare functions to ensure provision of an effective dispensing & supply service.
  • To provide data for KPI's set by the commissioner and the CQC ‘Provider Compliance Assessments’ in relation to medicines optimisation. They will be responsible for putting actions in place to address any shortfalls.
  • To manage the Medicines Optimisation Group within the Female Service Line.
  • To liaise with the external pharmacy provider to ensure appropriate & safe delivery of medicines.
Working for our organisation
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust offers its staff ongoing career progression through:
  • Monthly supervision
  • Annual personal development plans/appraisals
  • Access to exciting internal and external training opportunities.
Excellent progression through various career pathway opportunities such as but not limited to:
  • Preceptorship Programme
  • Support and guidance with Revalidation
  • Hidden Gem and annual award ceremonies
Excellent staff benefits, our benefit packages are amongst the best in London and include:
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Season ticket loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Relocation package
The trust also values its staff and you are entitled to become a member of MyTrustBenefits. MyTrustBenefits is an online portal for all CNWL staff, as well as their family and friends. It offers over 1400 discounts at hundreds of retailers nationwide. Save money on your weekly food shops, toiletries, cosmetics, cinema, meals out, holidays, travel and entertainment. You can also access free online courses on a variety of topics, professional and personal, ranging from business management, languages, law and teaching.
All of our sites offer free use of the onsite leisure facilities and free parking for staff.
As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.
Detailed Job Description And Main Responsibilities
** Please see attached job description for full details and job specification **
  • To work closely with Prescribers to ensure medicine continuity & manage the repeat prescription process.
  • To lead on pharmacist lead clinics as Medicine Structure Review Clinics & facilitate other pharmacy technician clinic like Medicine Compliance Clinics.
  • To act as an Non-Medical Prescribers, when appropriate, under the supervision of the GP.
  • To provide input into policy, procedures, audit & research affecting the use of pharmaceuticals where appropriate.
  • To work closely with the CNWL medicines management team to ensure the development of pharmacy services are in line with community & national initiatives.
  • To liaise with the prison pharmacy supply function, prison security & healthcare functions to ensure provision of an effective dispensing & supply service.
  • To attend senior meetings when necessary, as per Lead Pharmacist, Surrey Prisons delegation
Person specification
Education And Qualifications
Essential criteria
  • Vocational Masters Degree in Pharmacy
  • +pre-registration training
  • + Experience in Hospital Pharmacy and/or community services to include working at a senior level (e.g. Department Manager).
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council
Desirable criteria
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification, i.e. Certificate, Diploma or equivalent experience and relevant short courses
  • Non-Medical Prescriber
Previous Experience
Essential criteria
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate medicine related information
  • Previous evaluated experience of mentorship and training skills
  • Monitoring and advising on drug expenditure
  • Staff management experience
  • Training and education
  • To have undertaken clinical audit
Desirable criteria
  • Purchasing medicines and stock control
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
Essential criteria
  • Clinical and critical appraisal skills
  • Ability to evaluate own work
  • Teaching and presentation skills
Desirable criteria
  • Advanced Computer Skills – Competency in wide range computer applications e.g., Pharmacy Manager, EMIS, ASCRIBE, SystmOne, AAH Medecator, Methasoft.
  • Good knowledge of therapeutics
  • Understanding of NHS frameworks including National Service Frameworks and guidance from NICE
  • Understanding of the factors that contribute to some people not getting maximum benefit from their medicines

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No

Location:

  • United Kingdom

Experience:

  • Entry level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 14, 2024
Company Overview
Central And North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Central And North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Current Openings: 0

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) has almost 6,550 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes, Surrey and areas beyond. We provide a wide range of services to treat people with a a variety of health needs, including common physical health problems, long-term conditions, mental health, learning disabilities, eating disorders, addictions and sexual health. We are here to provide support for people through every stage of life. Our catchment area covers a range of vibrant and diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken, ranging from areas of deprivation to areas of affluence. We are committed to providing services that need the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference.
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