Specialist Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical & Scientific Division

Posted: 1 week ago

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£38,890 - £44,503 per annum


Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Oustanding Career

Pharmacy Department

Specialist Clinical Pharmacist: Emergency Admissions

Band 7: 1.0 WTE Permanent

This is an exciting time to join the Trust. Optimising patient care and transforming care pathways for those needing emergency treatment is at the forefront of Dorset County Hospital's transformation plans. The Trust provides planned and emergency care with a 24/7 Emergency Department that is a major trauma unit. Expansion of the emergency department alongside reconfiguration of acute care services and the establishment of an Integrated Care Hub are underway to deliver the recommendations in Dorset’s Clinical Services Review.

Within Pharmacy we are developing the clinical pharmacy service to link more effectively with the emergency department, improve patient safety and flow, and benefit services across the hospital. This role will be key to influencing and delivering these new services and treatment pathways.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and committed clinical pharmacist to join our clinical pharmacy team. You will work with the lead pharmacists for medicine and surgery and the multidisciplinary teams across the hospital. Your role will support and improve medicines management of emergency admissions. This exciting opportunity will develop alongside re-configuration of the emergency care pathways.

Key activities of the post holder will include

  • Management and review of in-patients requiring acute care across medicine and surgery
  • Development and review of guidelines to improve patient management and transfer of care between care providers
  • Supporting development of emergency and acute care pathways
  • Drug expenditure analysis, financial reporting and support to the multidisciplinary teams to complete patient group directions and formulary applications
  • Review of incident reports and DATIX to improve processes and practice to ensure safer medicines use
  • Supporting the training and development of rotational pharmacists within the Foundation Training Programme
  • Induction and training of doctors, nurses, rotational pharmacists, technicians and pre-registration trainees

We take your personal development seriously and would be happy to facilitate the Independent Prescribing course for the right candidate.

You will be a highly valued member of the Pharmacy and specialist teams and committed to delivering outstanding medicines management.

Previous experience in urgent and emergency care is desirable but not essential.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff. Applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share will be considered. Please talk to us about the opportunities available.

Accommodation can be provided on site.

The hospital is a friendly working environment within walking distance of Dorchester’s historic center. Dorchester has a vibrant social scene including the new Brewery Square development, shops, restaurants, cinemas, festivals and local farmers markets. Direct trains link London (2.5hrs), Weymouth (10mins) and the South West including Bristol and Bath. The Jurassic Coastline, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and the National Sailing Academy are only eight miles away.

Interviews - COVID-19 Pandemic adjustments

At July 2020, in line with government advice on social distancing, interviews are being conducted via Microsoft Teams rather than face to face.

Work at Dorset County Hospital during the COVID Pandemic

The Trust and Trust Executive have undertaken a whole systems overview to ensure the safety of patients and staff during the current COVID-19 Pandemic. As part of this each department, including pharmacy, has undertaken a risk assessment to ensure a COVID secure work environment.

Pharmacy – a COVID-19 secure department

Within pharmacy risk assessment processes have been completed. A number of measures were introduced to protect staff. Risk assessments have been undertaken for male and BAME staff.

Pharmacy – a COVID-19 Secure Department

For further details /informal visits contact:

Ursula Gotel - Clinical Pharmacy Manager, email ursula.gotel@dchft.nhs.uk 01305 255913 (working hours Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 08:30 – 17:30)

Kate Travers - Lead Pharmacist Medicine and Diabetes, email katie.travers@dchft.nhs.uk or 01305 255913 (working hours Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 08:30 – 17:00)

Celina Tadel – Lead Pharmacist Surgery and Gastro, email celina.tadel@dchft.nhs.uk or 01305 254398 (working hours Mon - Fri 08:30 – 17:00)


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on recruitment@dchft.nhs.uk to find out whether you have been shortlisted

DBS - If you join us and need a new DBS check, we will recover the costs through a salary deduction (£40 - enhanced check or £23 - standard)

Applicants who subscribe to the update service or have a valid portable DBS will not incur a charge. There will be no charge to Volunteers/newly hired apprentices. Employees within AfC pay bands 1-4 can choose to pay through salary deductions over 3 months

VISA - Tier 2 visa applicants who are coming to work in an occupation defined by the relevant Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, and their adult dependants, will need to provide a criminal record certificate from any country they have lived for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.

TRAC - When applying through NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our Trac recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Dorset County Hospital transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS ESR system.



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Job Reference

Reference: 405-20-PT128PHAR-A

Closing Date: 17/08/2020

Interview Date: 31/08/2020

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