Job Title: Clinical Pharmacist 

Post requires a license: Yes 

Post requires 5 years residency: No 

Salary Range: £65,805.60  to £73,304.59 

Contract Type: Permanent 

Full time/Part Time: Full Time 

Term Time only post:  

Advert Closing Date:25/06/2024 

 

 

Whatever you want from your career, you have the scope to find it here. We foster a work approach based on mutual support and collaboration, where everyone feels empowered to empower others. You’ll find countless opportunities to learn, develop and grow a rewarding career where we recognises the importance of your personal and professional well-being. By considering moving internally across the Public Service, you'll be proud of what you can achieve – both for yourself and the people of Jersey.

Job Purpose

Provide specialist Clinical Pharmacy Services to HCS to help ensure the safe, clinically effective and economical use of medicines.

 

For an informal discussion please contact William Stones at w.stones@health.gov.je

Statutory Responsibilities

  • The postholder will have to comply with all relevant States Laws, such as the Health and Safety at Work (Jersey) Law 1989 and any other associated legislation, Standing Orders, Financial Directions, and other relevant Codes of Practice, in respect of managing the key project deliverables of programmes and costs through the active management of procurement, approval, financial and administrative procedures.
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work (Jersey) Law, 1989
  • To work in accordance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law;
  • This role is politically restricted. The jobholder is not permitted to undertake political activity involving standing for election to the States or as a Parish Constable, or publicly supporting someone who is standing for election or playing a public part in any political manner.

Job Specific Outcomes

  • Support the lead pharmacists in the delivery of a high quality, patient-focused medicines optimisation service for patients in line with nationally approved standards, within a designated area.
  • Monitor and review therapeutic programmes for patients and provide specialist information, advice and guidance on the safe, effective and economical use of medicines, so that patients receive the best pharmaceutical treatment with minimal side effects.
  • Undertake medication reviews, including medicines reconciliation for newly admitted patients and pharmaceutical care planning prior to discharge, to minimise risks with medication associated with transfers between care settings. Liaise with medical and nursing staff over any clinical issues, to ensure that each patient is receiving the most appropriate medication.
  • Work as a member of the multi-professional health and care teams including attendance at ward rounds, providing highly complex clinical pharmacy advice and expertise to peers, patients and management to ensure that best practice is promoted and delivered to patients.
  • Advise on complex prescribing issues to medical and nursing staff in order to ensure that legislative requirements and best practice standards are met in the delivery of pharmacy services.
  • Support the Clinical Pharmacy Manager in the development of local clinical pharmacy guidelines and policies. Implement national and local policies and guidelines related to medicines.
  • Provide planned sessional clinical and professional supervision within the pharmacy dispensary.
  • Develop and deliver medicines related training programmes to medical, nursing and pharmacy staff.

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL

DESIRABLE

Vocational (four year) master’s degree in pharmacy.

plus

Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (obtained by completing one-year post-graduate pre-registration training with final examination).

plus

Post-graduate certificate in Clinical Pharmacy (completion of first year of post-graduate Diploma/MSc) or completion of RPS post-graduate Foundation Programme.

Post-graduate MSc or Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy.

 

Knowledge

  • Specialist knowledge of therapeutics of common disease states and frequently used therapeutic regimes.
  • Well-developed knowledge of pharmaceutical technical and clinical procedures acquired through training and experience.
  • Knowledge of checking dispensed prescriptions and supervising staff within the Pharmacy.
  • Good understanding of medicines governance, safety and management, including relevant legislation.
  • Understanding of clinical governance, medication incidents and risk management.
  • Up to date knowledge of national guidelines and legislation relating to medicines use and pharmacy practice.
  • Practical knowledge of maintaining records according to confidentiality and data protection protocols.

Technical Work Based Skills

  • Able to demonstrate a range of information technology skills i.e. an ability to effectively use IT equipment and role critical software

General skills / attributes

  • Well-developed practical, clinical pharmacy skills.
  • Strong relationship building with both internal and external stakeholders, up to and including at a senior level.
  • Able to understand and manage a range of complex facts or situations requiring analysis.
  • Strong problem-solving acumen.
  • Excellent communication; verbal and written.
  • Communicates effectively across all levels.•          
  • Ability to adapt personal style in order to influence others and gain support for ideas.
  • Supports the development of and shares learning with other members of staff.
  • Able to remain professional and effective under pressure.
  • Committed to continuous service improvement and also continued professional development for themselves and their team.
  • Self-directed and resourceful.
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Facilitation and tutoring of pharmacy staff.

Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years post-registration experience in hospital practice, which should include significant experience in clinical pharmacy.
  • Experience of working effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Facilitation and tutoring of pharmacy staff.

 

Across the Government of Jersey and public service, the scope of our work means our people enjoy a wider range of opportunities – to work with recognised experts across teams, learn new skills and develop their careers. We actively look to recruit people from different backgrounds, with diverse perspectives. This creates a richer, more varied environment, where you’re exposed to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new opportunities, so you can develop an exciting and rewarding career.

 

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