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Senior Clinical Pharmacist - Women's Health and Neonates

Band 8A

Main area
Clinical Pharmacy
Band 8A
Fixed term – 18 Months
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£49,077 - £56,632 per annum inclusive
25/10/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Senior Clinical Pharmacist – Women’s and Neonates

18 Month, Fixed-Term Cover

(AfC band 8a)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic band 8a clinical pharmacist to join our Women’s and Neonates Pharmacy team for an 18 month period, where you will be responsible for the delivery of a range of pharmacy services to the neonatal unit, maternity and fertility services. This will include the opportunity to participate in or lead a variety of quality and safety projects.

The majority of Women’s Health services are provided from within the dedicated EGA Wing at University College Hospital (UCH). We have a busy level three neonatal unit with close links to other UCLH specialist hospitals and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Currently we care for 17 intensive care babies, 15 special care babies and 13 transitional care babies. Our maternity unit cares for approximately 6,700 births per year and has a well established co-located midwifery-led birth centre.

The clinical pharmacy team is well integrated into clinical practice and works closely with doctors, nurses, midwives, and other ward staff in order to provide comprehensive clinical pharmacy support for inpatients, mothers, and neonates.

We are looking for a proactive and dynamic individual wanting to gain knowledge, skills, and experience, and further develop the high quality pharmacy service to these areas. Our new electronic health record system from Epic Systems will go-live in April 2018, and you will develop expertise in the system to support successful implementation for prescribing, administration and comprehensive patient monitoring.

On a daily basis, you will form part of a small team of pharmacists and a technician delivering a thorough clinical pharmacy service to the EGA Wing of UCH, including the neonatal unit. This includes support and advice on neonatal ward rounds, co-ordination of neonatal parenteral nutrition and CIVAS items, staff education, medicines management for maternity patients, and service delivery to high quality standards. You will also be a key liaison for the senior team within the Women’s Health Division, and will be expected to maintain and build upon the current service provided. Additional divisional responsibilities include governance, medicines expenditure analysis and reporting, cost improvement programme delivery, service evaluation, multiprofessional education and training, and other strategic projects as required.

You will also work as part of our broader clinical pharmacy team, and contribute to local and national initiatives to develop and enhance the pharmacy service and medicines management across the Trust. You will contribute to the delivery of educational and developmental programmes, including the Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice, and our rotational programme for band 7 clinical pharmacists.

Closing date: 25th October 2018

Interview Date: Tuesday 6 November 2018

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact:

Alia Husain, Senior Clinical Pharmacist for Women’s Health on 0845 155 5000 bleep 6700, or

Robin Offord, Director of Clinical Pharmacy on 0845 155 5000 x 73507

If you have problems applying, contact

020 34475051