The Pharmacy department is rapidly expanding and we are proud and delighted to invite applications to ourFOUNDATION to ADVANCEClinical Pharmacist Programme. This is an 18 month competency-based progression programme with incremental enhancement at 12 and 18 months. Pharmacists in the programme will work towards key objectives to transition from a post-registration foundation pharmacist (band 6) into an advance clinical pharmacist (band 7).
We welcome applications from trainee pharmacists or other sector pharmacists who wish to develop their career in hospital. We also welcome applications from experienced band 6 or 7 pharmacists; they will be aligned to the appropriate stage of the programme depending on experience. This unique programme has been designed to enhance your skills and experience across our diverse range of clinical specialities and you will be supported to complete a postgraduate certificate alongside other set objectives. To aid progression towards more senior specialised posts, attainment of a clinically enhanced pharmacist independent prescribing qualification is encouraged as an extension of the programme.
We are looking to appoint talented pharmacists who are self-directed, productive team-players and who are able to manage the busy responsibilities of this key NHS role.
University Hospitals Sussex has recently merged two legacy Trusts consisting of the Royal Sussex County Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital in the East and Worthing, St Richards and Southlands in the West.
The legacy East and legacy West have separate rotations (listed below) and would invite you to specify your preferred site within the application form when writing your personal statement.
East Rotations (RSCH- Brighton & PRH- Haywards Heath):
Abdominal Medicine & Surgery, Acute Medicine, Acute Frailty, Aseptics, Cardiology, Cardiothoracics, Critical Care, Clinical Lecturer at the University of Brighton / Education & Development, Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sussex, Endocrine, EPMA, HIV, Homecare & High Cost Drugs, Infectious Diseases / Antimicrobial Stewardship & Patient Safety, Intermediate Care / Rehabilitation, Medicines Information, Neurology & Neuro Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, Renal, Respiratory, Adult & Paediatric Cancer Services, Stroke and Urology.
West Rotations (Worthing Hospital, St Richards - Chichester & Southlands):
DoME (including stroke), Medicine (including cardiology, endocrinology and respiratory), Surgery (including bariatric surgery), Acute Medicine and Frailty, Aseptic services, Dispensary services, Women and Children’s, High Cost Drugs/Homecare, HIV, Education and Training, Critical Care and Mental Health
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At UHSussex we’re proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of the UK’s largest acute Trusts, we’re a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years.
We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put our Patient First. Our mission is summed up by our ‘where better never stops’ motto and no matter the role at UHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex. We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We’re here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our wellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.
Build a career with us:
As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.
- You will be responsible for the delivery of expert patient care providing support to the lead pharmacists. This includes development, evaluation and co-ordination of clinical pharmacy services in line with the objectives of the division and the UHSx Pharmacy strategy.
- You will contribute to all aspects of clinical governance, including clinical risk and audit.
- As a teaching hospital, education and training is an integral component of all roles encompassing practice supervision of undergraduates, pre-registration pharmacists and the line management and educational supervision of band 6 pharmacists as appropriate.
- We encourage inter-professional learning and have been recognised for educational initiatives such as joint teaching activities with Foundation Doctors.
Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details.