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Clinical Pharmacist - Antimicrobial Therapy posted by North Midland Construction Plc

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Job Description

Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Antimicrobial Therapy

Band 7

Main area

Band 7


37.5 Hours

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North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust | Sterling Way | London


£42,313 - £48,515 PA Inclusive

14/12/2019 23:59

North Middlesex University Hospital is one of London's busiest acute hospitals, serving more than 350,000 people living in Enfield and Haringey and the surrounding areas, including Barnet and Waltham Forest.

Every day, on average, we see 500 patients in A&E; 15 babies are born in our maternity unit; about 450 inpatients are cared for on our wards; about 50 patients have major or minor surgery in one of our 10 operating theatres; and about 800 people attend our outpatients clinics.

We provide a full range of adult, elderly and children's services across medical and surgical disciplines. Our specialist services include stroke, HIV/AIDS, cardiology (including heart failure care), haematology, diabetes, sleep studies, fertility and orthopaedics. Our sickle cell and thalassaemia department is nationally recognised as a leading centre for these diseases.

At North Middlesex University Hospital, you'll find a team that truly believes in living our values in everything we do. We are caring, we are fair and we are open.

Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Antimicrobial Therapy, Band 7+ EDC (AFC) and HCA

If you relish a challenge and want the chance to develop your clinical, leadership, research and managerial skills, this could be the right role for you. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic pharmacist to join our successful Antimicrobial Stewardship team. The Antimicrobial Stewardship team, consisting of Consultant Microbiologists and the Senior Lead Antimicrobials Pharmacist, are responsible for ensuring good antimicrobial stewardship across the Trust. This involves the writing and implementing of guidelines and polices relating to antimicrobials, attending antimicrobial stewardship ward rounds and providing education sessions for health professionals. This pharmacist will also have the great opportunity to develop their specialist clinical skills within Pharmacy and Microbiology.

Duties include:
* Providing and developing a specialist clinical pharmacy service for patients on antimicrobial therapy, under the direction of the Lead Pharmacist - Antimicrobials, in accordance with the Clinical Pharmacy Standards and Guidelines.
* Preparing for and attending antimicrobial stewardship ward rounds.
* Regularly analysing information, provide reports and proactive advice on factors relating to antimicrobial drug budget expenditure, (e.g. monthly spending, cost pressures, drug usage, prescribing trends), to Pharmacy, Microbiology and the Trust.
* Assisting the Lead Pharmacist - Antimicrobials to deliver on and achieve targets set by local and national antimicrobial related strategies, CQUINs, KPIs and NICE guidance.
* Providing ward pharmacy duties
* To undertake clinical project/research work (e.g. audit, drug evaluations)
* To train pre-registration and rotational pharmacists
* Supporting dispensary when required

You would need to have at least 12 months post-registration hospital pharmacy experience and be motivated in developing the service and your own professional skills. However applicants should be able to demonstrate initiative and pro active learning. Opportunities are available for personal and professional development including support to study for postgraduate clinical qualifications and participation in project and audit work.

The Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We provide a smoke free work environment. Due to the nature of this post, a Disclosure & Barring Service search will be conducted on the successful applicant.


Please note that all documentation supplied to the Trust during pre-employment screening will be verified for authenticity in accordance with NHS Employers and NHS Counter Fraud Authority guidance.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification on their application will be shortlisted for this job. All applicants will be contacted via their NHS Jobs e-mail account to advise if the have been shortlisted for interview. Interview arrangements will be emailed to applicants NHS Jobs e-mail address and all applicants are advised to check their e-mail accounts regularly.

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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* Tejal Patel on [Click here to apply] or email [Click here to apply]

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