Senior Clinical Pharmacist - HCA UK at UCH
HCA NHS Ventures is an innovative branch of HCA International, working in partnership with NHS Trusts across the country. HCA NHS Ventures provides continually high-quality treatment, within state-of-the-art facilities, supported by the latest technology and the infrastructure of large NHS hospitals. Although these joint ventures are with NHS Trusts, patients are treated in an exclusively private setting.HCA Healthcare UK at University College Hospital is a complex cancer centre specialising in haematological cancers and stem cell transplant. It is one of only a few centres in the UK to have JACIE accreditation for its stem cell transplant service. The HCA at UCH campus now consists of a 31 bed inpatient unit and a day case and outpatient unit. The successful applicant will provide a comprehensive pharmacy service to users at HCA Healthcare UK at University College Hospital (incorporating UCH and the Macmillan Cancer Centre). We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.
Exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is proactive and has great interpersonal skills to join and contribute to providing a comprehensive pharmacy service to users at HCA Healthcare UK at UCH (incorporating UCH and the Macmillan Cancer Centre).
The post-holder will be an experienced Cancer Services pharmacist, who is motivated, proactive and can contribute to the development and growth of the pharmacy departments across HCA at University College Hospital, a private cancer unit specialising in haematological cancers and stem cell transplant.
The successful applicant will be a key member of the pharmacy team and will contribute to the efficient running of the dispensaries, and provide a comprehensive, safe and efficient clinical pharmacy service.
This is a full time role – working 37.5 hours.
Competitive & Attractive salary with an excellent benefits package.
Benefits: We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.
Duties & Responsibilities
- To provide a comprehensive clinical pharmacy service to inpatients and outpatients, including prescription monitoring, the provision of drug information, medicines reconciliation and patient counselling
- Participate in discharge planning
- To maintain a supply of prescribed medications to inpatients
- To ensure the safe security and correct storage of medications throughout the unit
- To ensure guidelines are being adhered to in regards to prescribing, supply and administration of medication
- To liaise with medical, nursing staff and other healthcare professionals to ensure patients are provided with gold standard care and advice, particularly regarding any pharmaceutical issues
- To clinically verify all chemotherapy prescriptions, ensuring clinically appropriate and legally correct
- To order and release all chemotherapy in line with local guidelines
- To order and release parenteral nutrition in line with local guidelines
- To assist the lead pharmacist in updating and maintaining chemotherapy protocols and procedures
- To assist lead pharmacist and clinical manager in updating and maintaining the electronic chemotherapy prescribing system
- To be involved with the implementation of local, network and national standards in relations to cancer services
- To ensure that hospital policies relating to medicines use are promoted and followed within the department and to actively monitor and promote safe use of medicines.
Skills & Experience
- Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
- Specialist knowledge in haematology pharmacy
- Specialist knowledge in oncology pharmacy
- Hospital experience, with experience in cancer services
- Specialist knowledge of aseptic production desirable
- Possesses a post graduate diploma or equivalent
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Health and Safety training
About The Individual
The successful candidate will be confident, with clear communication and a real focus on providing outstanding customer service. They will be versatile and flexible, happy to work across various roles and tasks to ensure the smooth running of the department. They will also be able to adhere to processes and protocol and have the ability to prioritise workload in order to meet the department objectives.