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Senior Clinical Pharmacist Paediatric Liver Disease

Band 8a

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Senior Clinical Pharmacist Paediatric Liver Disease
Band 8a
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£51,383 - £57,596 per annum, inc HCA
25/09/2019 23:59
Interview date

The Women’s and Children’s Divisional pharmacy team are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated pharmacist for a Paediatric Liver Disease 8A position.

The Variety Club Children’s hospital is contained within King’s College Hospital and provides the following services; a national paediatric liver and bowel transplant centre, a national paediatric CF centre, regional neonatal and paediatric neurosurgery centres and general paediatrics services to the local community. We also provide the following Women’s services: Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Urogynaecology, Assisted Conception and Early Pregnancy Unit.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated pharmacist with a paediatric clinical pharmacy background and enthusiasm for Women and Children’s Clinical Pharmacy Services. The successful applicant will be expected to be a team player with excellent communication skills and sufficient experience as a registered pharmacist including relevant hospital pharmacy experience. The post holder will work as part of a dedicated pharmacy team to deliver a high quality, cost effective clinical pharmacy service to the Paediatric Liver Disease patients within the Variety Club Children’s hospital.

Additional key activities of the post holder will be to:

  • Ensure a high level of clinical pharmacy input to Paediatric Liver Disease, and other specialist areas in conjunction with Team Leader
  • Participate in multidisciplinary ward rounds delivering and promoting high quality, cost-effective, patient-focused pharmaceutical care
  • Set up, provide and develop pharmaceutical services through a prescribing role in Paediatric Liver Disease
  • Assist with the development of a service to provide immunosuppressant medication to post transplant paediatric patients
  • Provide answers to medication related queries from patients, carers, and other healthcare professionals
  • Work closely with the clinical nurse specialist shared care team, ensuring patients are able to obtain their medication effectively and safely
  • Develop, implement and audit local and shared care guidelines
  • Assist in financial reporting on drug usage, expenditure forecasting, and drug budget management
  • Liaise with the formulary team, finance team, other hospitals and patients and their carers to ensure timely, safe, cost effective, clinically appropriate medication supply
  • Educate and train healthcare professionals within and outside the Trust relating to medicine use in Paediatric Liver Disease.

Closing Date: Wednesday 25th September

Interview Date: W/C 7th October

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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

Helen Cooper, Principal Pharmacist for Women’s and Children’s on or 0203 299 9000 ex35723; or Gavin Miller, Deputy Director of Pharmacy 203 299 9000 ex31494