Foundation Pharmacist: A Gateway to Clinical Excellence

Website NHS Jobs

Job Details

Posting Date: 15 May 2024

Salary: £35,392.00 to £42,618.00 per year

Additional Salary Information: £35,392.00 – £42,618.00 a year

Hours: Full time

Closing Date: 26 June 2024

Location: Torquay, TQ2 7AA

Company: NHS Jobs

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: C9388-24-0631


Embark on a dynamic career path as a Foundation Pharmacist with NHS Jobs. This role offers a comprehensive two-year rotation programme, cultivating a broad spectrum of clinical skills and professional attributes essential for a flourishing pharmacy career. Join us in Torquay and become an integral part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team, dedicated to optimizing patient care and promoting medication safety.

Communication and Working Relationships

Foster effective working relationships with staff and patients across all rotation specialties.

Collaborate seamlessly within the multidisciplinary healthcare team, recognizing personal limitations and referring appropriately when necessary.

Liaise with various healthcare professionals, including medical and nursing staff, pharmacists, and allied healthcare professionals, to ensure comprehensive patient care.

Clinical Practice

Conduct prescription reviews and provide medicines-related advice to healthcare professionals and patients.

Perform medication reconciliation at admission and/or discharge, tailored to each rotation’s processes.

Offer medicines-related counseling to patients or their caregivers to enhance medication understanding and adherence.

Monitor and influence the prescribing practices of healthcare professionals to ensure safe and effective medication use.

Training and Supervision

Actively engage in the Foundation Programme to attain defined skills and competencies.

Pursue continuing professional development, including postgraduate clinical diploma level study.

Supervise dispensary operations to ensure safe and effective prescription dispensing, clinical screening, and final checking.

Provide training and supervision for pre-registration pharmacy graduates and pharmacy students, serving as a role model in the field.

Management of Resources

Collaborate with pharmacy technicians and assistants to support discharge facilitation and the reuse of patients’ own medicines.

Adhere to local formulary and medicines-related guidance for cost-effective medication usage.

Organize and prioritize workload in alignment with rotation specialty requirements.

Quality Improvement and Audit

Lead quality improvement projects and audits focused on medicines optimization and prescribing.

Provide timely and accurate advice on evidence-based prescribing in accordance with local and national policies and guidance.

Policy and Service Development

Offer expert advice on prescribing issues and evidence-based prescribing in alignment with local and national policies.

Contribute to policy development and service enhancement initiatives to optimize patient care.

Unlock your potential as a Foundation Pharmacist with NHS Jobs. For full vacancy details, refer to the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Join us in shaping the future of clinical pharmacy and make a difference in patient lives. Apply now!

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