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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist (XR07)

Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting challenge to use your skills to improve patient medicine outcomes and experience?

We are looking for enthusiastic pharmacists to work in our dynamic pharmacy team. You will have the opportunity to work within a number of surgical specialities, including: liver and renal transplantation, critical care, general surgery, colorectal surgery, urology, thoracic surgery, upper GI/HPB surgery; as well as the clinical specialities: nephrology, hepatology, gastroenterology and nutrition.

You will work within the pharmacy team and wider multidisciplinary teams to be part of redesigning and delivering innovative solutions to improve patient’s access to medicines and experience throughout the whole pathway of care from pre-assessment to post-discharge. You will be supported in your development by a team of advanced clinical pharmacists and will receive training to carry out your role. Most of the Pharmacists in our team are Independent Prescribers, or are working towards this status - if you are not already a non-medical prescriber, we would support you to achieve this qualification.

Recently, the pharmacy team have made significant changes to delivery of clinical services and medicines management of the surgical patient. We have implemented anticoagulation bridging clinics for elective surgery patients, Pharmacist transcribing of regular medicines on admission, attendance on consultant ward rounds and prescribing of medicines as well as improving the pharmacy skill mix on the wards. Our Pharmacists are regarded as valued members of the MDT and have an active role in a variety of specialist clinics and services including dialysis units and a large population of homecare patients.

If you are excited about being part of a dynamic, forward thinking team to continually develop improvements in patient care and experience, then we would love to hear from you!

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the country’s largest acute Trusts. We care for nearly two million patients a year, employ 15,000 staff to provide general services to the 770,000 population of the Leeds district and specialist services across the North of England.

Post holders will be expected to contribute to the department’s late night and weekend rota. Applications are welcome from those wishing to work full or part time hours.

For more information, please contact Charles Walker, Clinical Pharmacy Team Leader on  ( Phone number removed )  or Sandeep Whitehead, Sophie Blow or David Wills, Advanced Clinical Pharmacists on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust is pleased to announce that it has received the Bronze Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, helping to actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has provided its statement of intent to support all defence personnel and we welcome all applications to work for Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.

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We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required. If you require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruiting manager immediately.

NOTE: This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date (without further notice) if sufficient suitable applications are received.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment and will need to be renewed annually. For Band 1 roles the Trust will pay the cost of the DBS checks and refund to you the cost of the update service. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with a valid email address for your referees in order to minimise delays in the recruitment process. If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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