University College London Hospital are on the lookout for a Pharmacy Production Pharmacist to join their hospital pharmacy as a part of a committed team.
UCLH NHS Foundation Trust were one of the first Foundation Trusts in the UK, and are committed to delivering top-quality patient care, providing excellent education to their staff, and undertaking world-class research. UCLH provide exceptional pharmaceutical services, and aim to provide safe, effective, and economical use of medicines while supporting education, training, and research. Their busy and dynamic hospital pharmacy is closely involved in all stages of medicine use, from agreeing contracts for the purchase of medicines through to assessing their outcomes, and distributing vital drugs both to discharged patients and across all hospital wards.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Pharmacist who is seeking a challenging role to work closely with expert clinicians and ensure all patients receive invaluable medicine, advice, and information. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to advance their skills by preparing medicines directly utilised on the wards, and will oversee the essential functioning of the hospital dispensary. If you are an experienced Pharmacist seeking a stimulating role in a busy hospital pharmacy, and have a caring approach with a commitment to aiding patients’ wellbeing, then this is the perfect role for you!
To assist in the provision of Pharmacy services to UCL Hospitals and undertake post- registration professional training and development, maintaining a portfolio of competence to practice.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
• To provide a safe, efficient and accurate dispensary service according to locally agreed standards, including clinically screening, dispensing and checking all prescriptions received in the local dispensaries
• To participate in, and promote, the Near-to-Patient Dispensing scheme to facilitate timely medicines supply
• To participate in the practice of Clinical Pharmacy and the delivery of Pharmaceutical Services at ward level as requested by Directorate pharmacists and the Senior Pharmacists for Clinical Services
• To use the Electronic Healthcare Records System to maintain accurate patients and medicines information to provide safe and effective patient care
• To assist the Medicines Information Manager in local enquiry answering, database maintenance, journal clubs and production of active information as requested
• To assist the Senior Pharmacists in Technical Services in the screening and production of pharmaceutical medicines, including Total Parenteral Nutrition, CIVAS, cytotoxic reconstitution and clinical trials as directed
• To undertake and support practice research, project work and departmental audit as requested
• To undertake patient counselling to promote safe and effective use of medication by patients and healthcare staff
• To encourage and support compliance with the local formulary and dispensary policies
• To participate in the rotational competency-based programme and compile a portfolio of practice according to local experience
• To provide operational cover for senior pharmacists as appropriate
• To participate in an extended day service as part of patient services rotations where appropriate
• To participate in Educational and Development Programmes and other activities to develop skills as part of a commitment to Continual Professional Development
• To attend appropriate meetings for pharmacy staff and to access the minutes of those meetings that cannot be attended in person
• To assist in the supervision and training of Pre-registration Pharmacy Graduates, Technicians and other staff as required
• To participate in a system of performance appraisal and where possible achieve objectives agreed with local Managers
• To be aware of and work within departmental procedures and policies, accepted standards of professional practice and relevant legislation (e.g., Health and Safety, Medicines Act)
• To be aware of and practice in accordance with the Code of Ethics to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and act in line with the General Pharmaceutical Council’s professional standards.
• To undertake any other relevant duties appropriate to the grade, as required by the Head of Pharmacy for the provision of pharmaceutical services at UCL Hospitals
• To take personal responsibility for promoting a safe environment and safe patient care by identifying areas of risk and following the Incident, Serious Incidents and Near Misses reporting policy and procedure.
- GPHC Qualified / UK Pharmacy Degree
- General Pharmaceutical Council member
- At least 12 months previous experience in NHS Pharmacy in last 3 years
- Commitment to providing high-quality, professional, caring service to all patients
- Excellent administrative, verbal, and written communication skills
Our Bank Staff Pharmacists are invaluable to us, so we provide the following advantages as a thank you for their dedication and commitment:
- Flexible working hours
- Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training
- Weekly salary
- Opportunity to book and monitor shifts using online timesheet
- Priority of shifts over all agency workers
- Competitive pay
- Access to Exec Benefits Portal
Apply now for this fantastic opportunity by uploading your CV, and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch shortly.
Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.