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Clinical Pharmacist
Location
London, Exeter, Cambridge
Description

Job summary

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated pharmacist to join our team and develop our services. You should be a keen learner, passionate about your clinical development and able to communicate well at all levels.

As a clinical pharmacist, your role is of paramount importance in providing expert pharmaceutical care to achieve clinical excellence and improved patient outcomes. In collaboration with a team of healthcare professionals, your primary responsibility is to ensure the safe and effective use of medications.

We actively support the development of our team to ensure they learn and grow with us. We are able to offer support with your professional development, including specific funding allocated for the Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Therapeutics, and European Certificate in Palliative care. We are growing business, expanding into different sectors to offer opportunities to work across other fields. This is an exciting time for Ashtons. If you have the skills needed to offer expert services and/or are looking to develop your career, apply today. We are looking for Pharmacists that are proactive, self-motivated with a positive attitude for building good relationships.

Main duties of the job

Duties and Responsibilities

· Attend allocated site visits punctually to meet contractual obligations.

· Perform audits, including prescription chart screening for clinical appropriateness.

· Communicate effectively with patients, their families, and all relevant staff, while becoming familiar with the site’s relevant policies and procedures

· Undertake medicines management audits on-site to ensure regulatory requirements are met.

· Work alongside other Health Care Professionals to provide specialist information and advice, ensuring services are patient-centred and delivered in a manner that meets the needs of patients and other stakeholders.

· Provide clinical training seminars to Health Care Professionals

· Involved in driving change, supporting with policy reviews and changes where appropriate.

· Maintain registration, as a pharmacist, with the General Pharmaceutical Council, and to act in accordance with the code of ethics.

· Opportunities to gain Post graduate Certificate in Psychiatric therapeutics, European Certificate in Palliative care

· Hospital experience would be an advantage, however we welcome applications from Community Pharmacists with a keen interest.

· There may be a need for travel across a region, depending on assigned work and location of sites that we service. Travel can be incorporated into the working day to allow for a reasonable working day.

· You will report and be supported by our Senior Clinical Pharmacists.

 

· About us

Welcome to Ashtons – Here at Ashtons, caring is our passion. We have been putting patients at the heart of everything we do for 35 years. Everything we do works towards one vision; to provide the best care possible. We want to empower you to have the autonomy to direct positive change and outcomes. We’re committed to looking after people, both patients and staff. Join us, and you’ll receive a warm welcome. Who are we? – A successful business led by an experienced senior management team, we provide the highest quality of service through the latest digital technology and a focus on inspiring leadership and employee development.

 

Benefits

We offer employees a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:

· Employer and employee contributory pension with flexible retirement options.

· Company Car or Car Allowance post completion of probationary period.

· Travel expenses.

· Company Social Events Throughout the Year

· Annual Staff Party

· Specsavers voucher (free eye test and discount on glasses every two years)

· Reimbursement of one professional membership

· More to be provided as appropriate

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

· Master’s degree in pharmacy, or equivalent at time of qualification. Minimum 1 year post qualification experience is required.

· GPhC Registered.

· Have a valid UK driver’s licence, with the ability to travel.

· Ability to work on own initiative, plan and manage time.

· Excellent attention to detail, including proof reading skills, with the ability to maintain a high level of accuracy.

· Commitment to learn and develop clinical knowledge.

· Basic IT skills in Microsoft programmes e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills (if English not first language literacy and maths test may be required at interview).

· Aspiration to achieve clinical excellence.

· A valid driving license or the ability to provide evidence to travel to various locations is essential for this role

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