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Job Details

  • Posting Date: 09 June 2024
  • Salary: £50,952.00 to £57,349.00 per year
  • Additional Salary Information: £50,952.00 – £57,349.00 a year
  • Hours: Full time
  • Closing Date: 08 July 2024
  • Location: Blackburn, BB2 3HH
  • Company: NHS Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job Reference: C9435-24-0413

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our exceptional Pharmacy team as a Senior Pharmacist within the cardiology directorate. This role is pivotal in leading and enhancing our clinical pharmacy services within the Medicines and Emergency Care (MEC) Division, with a special focus on cardiology.

Key Responsibilities

  • Team Leadership: Manage and support the team of pharmacists within the medical cluster.
  • Clinical Support: Guide pharmacists in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services in cardiology areas.
  • Service Development: Lead the development of the clinical pharmacy service for the MEC Division, aligning with the objectives set by the Divisional Lead Pharmacist, especially in cardiology.
  • Deputizing: Act as a deputy for the Divisional Lead Pharmacist when required.

Main Duties of the Job

  • Clinical Commitment: Provide high-level clinical pharmacy services to cardiology wards and practice as a non-medical prescriber.
  • Patient Clinics: Conduct clinics throughout the region to support patients with hyperlipidaemia and heart failure.
  • Pharmacy Team Leadership: Ensure the safe, effective, and cost-efficient use of medicines, considering national and corporate priorities.
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Work with senior pharmacists within MEC to develop joint priorities and protocols.
  • Medication Management: Address complex medication issues, advising healthcare staff on prescription reviews, medicines reconciliation, and discharge planning.
  • Evidence-Based Practice: Promote evidence-based treatments in both primary and secondary care, developing and implementing guidelines for high-quality and cost-effective prescribing.
  • Integrated Service Delivery: Collaborate with senior pharmacists and the wider workforce to provide a cohesive pharmacy service.
  • Management Support: Provide line management for band 7 and band 6 pharmacists, handling personnel procedures such as sickness reviews and disciplinary matters.
  • Rotas and Duties: Assist in preparing pharmacist rotas and allocating duties.

About Us

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to delivering the highest quality care to our patients. Our dedicated staff, many of whom are award-winning and internationally renowned, work across multiple sites to provide exceptional service.

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and supportive employer, fostering long-term career development for our assistants, technicians, and pharmacists. Our strong ties with local universities allow us to support junior pharmacists and offer teaching to medical and pharmacy undergraduates.

Our team includes highly specialist pharmacists in various clinical areas such as Homecare, Medical Information (MI), and those running clinics for Cardiology and Dermatology. We are committed to the professional development of our staff and are actively working towards the future of Consultant Pharmacist roles within the Trust.

Despite the challenges faced by the NHS, East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals offers support, mentorship, and autonomy to ensure a rewarding and fulfilling career for our team members.

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