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Specialist Pharmacist (Integrated Care) posted by Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Poole Hospital, Poole, Dorset
£33,222 - £43,041 pa pr

Job Description

Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.


It is an exciting time at Poole Hospital, on the south coast of England. We have worked with our primary care colleagues to develop three new integrated care pharmacist roles. The roles will be split between working in GP practices and care home services, and in an acute hospital trust. They offer excellent potential for gaining experience in both primary and secondary care settings, and we support applications from both primary and secondary care backgrounds, as well as from community pharmacists and those with experience in other areas of pharmacy.

There are three roles available: One split post between Poole Hospital and Poole Central area locality, which is based at the Adams Practice, Longfleet Road, and two split posts between Poole Hospital and Poole Bay locality, based at Parkstone Health Centre, Mansfield Road.

In primary care you will work as a key member of our integrated Multi-Disciplinary Team and with the support of a senior Clinical Pharmacist, provide pharmacy care to our complex and frail patients. You will proactively manage these patients initially within the care home setting and once established across wider general practice. You will work closely with GP practices and locality staff to establish trust and positive working relationships that enable you to develop your own autonomy in the role and, over time, reduce the reliance on registered GP’s for input to manage appropriate patients.

At Poole Hospital you will work within the Older People’s Service, on an elderly care admission ward and rehabilitation wards. You will lead the clinical pharmacy service on the wards with the support of senior pharmacists. You will develop your pharmacy knowledge through answering clinical queries and solving problems. We are committed to working with our prescriber and nursing colleagues to help deliver the best care for patients and we actively support pharmacists in developing the skills needed to play a part in this multi-disciplinary team, attend ward rounds and interact with a variety of people on a one-to-one basis.

You will oversee the work of the rotational pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and medicines management assistants, which will enable you to develop managerial skills. You will be encouraged to attend department and Trust meetings to gain a greater appreciation of issues facing the hospital and the wider NHS. The post offers excellent prospects for career development and there will be opportunities to deputise for the Lead Pharmacist in the Directorate.

Our staff are committed and motivated - we welcome applications from like-minded pharmacists with excellent clinical and communication skills who are keen to join our friendly team. The applicant must be efficient, organised, a good team worker but also able to act as an autonomous practitioner; they should be innovative and resourceful.

Poole Hospital has recently completed a full departmental refurbishment which has improved systems of working, facilitated by updating the dispensing robot and reviewing work flow. We’ve embraced medicines optimisation, electronic prescribing and administration of medicines (EPMA) and seven day working. We are keen to drive forward our clinical pharmacy service to hospital in-patients, supporting the wider activities of the Trust. Now is a great time to join our team and help shape our services going forward.

We are happy to consider applications from those with hospital, community, primary care or other pharmacy backgrounds. We are fully committed to developing our staff and will offer the support needed to ensure our team members achieve their personal goals. An independent prescribing qualification will be key to this job role and this will be facilitated at the earliest opportunity if not yet achieved. We also offer the opportunity to undertake a diploma in clinical pharmacy, supported by the education and training team and a personal mentor.

To support seven day working, staff work Saturdays, Sundays, bank holidays & early evenings on a rotational basis. It is expected that band 7 pharmacists will participate in an out of hours on-call service.

Poole is a beautiful part of the country with easy access to award-winning sandy beaches and the Jurassic Coast. There are all the benefits of a large town within the Bournemouth and Poole conurbation, as well as good connections to other major towns and cities across the south, and with a direct train line to London. Poole offers almost unrivalled opportunities for an excellent work-life balance.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Closing date: 20-Dec-18

Proposed Interview date: 09-Jan-19

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alison Gray, Clinical Pharmacy Manager ( Email address removed ) Jane Ward, Directorate Pharmacist - Older People's Services ( Email address removed )




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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults, and therefore criminal record checks will be undertaken for successful candidates as applicable to the position. Where this applies and you are successfully appointed, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining this check via a deduction from your salary.

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