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Critical Care & Theatres Pharmacist

Band 8a

Main area
Pharmacy
Grade
Band 8a
Contract
Fixed term: 9 months (Until October 2021)
Hours
Part time: 23 hours per week
Job ref
188-OTH1900
Site
Southampton General Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£45,753 - £51,668 pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/01/2021 23:59
Interview date
15/02/2021

Southampton Critical Care currently has 50 adult ventilator dependent beds plus 60 high care (Level 2) beds and a further 6 Level 3 beds have been built to open in spring 2021. The ICU pharmacy team looks after a large variety of critical care and high care patients including general, surgical, neurological/neurosurgical and cardiac/cardiothoracic surgical patients.

ABOUT THE TEAM

The Clinical Pharmacy team for Critical Care is led by a Consultant Pharmacist supported by seven advanced level practitioners including prescribers of parenteral nutrition. The large clinical pharmacy team at UHS consists of over 80 pharmacists including 45 prescribers.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

If you are looking to expand your experience in Critical Care, this could be your perfect chance! We are offering an exciting opportunity to work as part of a very experienced and highly regarded team of critical care pharmacists, solving pharmaceutical problems for critically ill patients, including those in theatres. This includes review of Metavision prescriptions and attending consultant led ward rounds as well as accessing JAC electronic prescriptions. Also analysis drug usage data, guideline production and compiling drug file data

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a pharmacist with experience in this area or someone with transferable clinical skills who wants to expand their portfolio of practice for a 7 month secondment. Ideally, you will be a qualified non-medical prescriber or have a willingness to learn about the role of pharmacist non-medical prescribers.

We need a pharmacist who is willing to be trained and developed in Critical Care to deliver advanced level practice. If you have enthusiasm and a sense of adventure then we can provide the training. You should have a clinical diploma and at least 5 years-experience of working in clinical pharmacy including both medicine and surgery, and ideally some experience of working in a High Care/Intensive Care environment

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest teaching hospitals in England, we can offer a range of learning experiences in high dependency and intensive care and across a range of specialities. ICU pharmacists at UHS have an integral role in the clinical teams and active participation in medical consultant-led ward rounds We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.               

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Monday, 15 February 2021.

For further information please contact

Mark Tomlin (Critical Care) on 023 8120 5117 or 023 80 777222 bleep 2221,

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO APPLY

If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Name
Mark Tomlin
Job title
Consultant Pharmacist
Email address
Mark.tomlin@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02381205117

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