Specialist Hospice Pharmacist Band 7 (8 hours per week)
The role will provide specialist support to the Hospice Inpatient-Unit and Community Team.
You will be working closely with the Senior Clinical staff within our In-patient unit, Rebecca House Children's Hospice and the wider clinical multi-disciplinary team. You will also work with our Effectiveness, Safety and Patient Care Committee to improve quality and safety across prescribing, administration, checking, ordering, storage, security, collection, and disposal of medicines.
What you will be doing
- Provide a weekly check of IPU prescription charts and the Controlled Drug Book
- Provide advice on prescribing, administration, checking, ordering, storage, security, collection, and disposal of medicines
- Participate in audit of any medicines-related activity and participate in service and quality development and improvement
- Provide internally and externally facing training sessions on palliative care pharmacy related issues, usually held two to three times per year
- Act as Hospice liaison to Noble’s pharmacy and DHSC community pharmacy team
- Promote evidence-based and cost effective prescribing across all Hospice services
- Undertake clinical interventions on drug interactions, adverse effects, dose and formulation modifications according to patients’ clinical needs
- Advise clinicians and other healthcare professionals on all aspects of the safe and effective use of medicines
- Advise medical staff from the multi professional team on the actions, properties and the safe, cost effective use of drugs
- Make recommendations about medication to improve patient outcomes
- Participate in multidisciplinary meetings, case conferences and discharge planning meetings, as required
- Advise on the suitability of patients’ own medicines for re-use within the Hospice, in accordance with the Hospice Medicines Policies
- Inform the review of all applicable Hospice policies and procedures. Promoting and adhering to same
- Maintain high standards of pharmaceutical care
- Attend where required the Patient Care Committee (a sub-committee of the Board) and the Effectiveness and Safety management committees to provide advice on prescribing, administration, checking, ordering, security, collection and disposal of medicines
The most challenging part of the role
You will need to ensure robust planning, development, and implementation of systems to ensure effective medicines management in your area of responsibility, whilst having awareness of the strategic influences affecting the provision of medicines.
To learn more
Please contact Dr Ben Harris, Director of Quality by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to apply in confidence, please request an application pack from our HR Team by emailing email@example.com
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS Friday 28th February 2020