SPECIALIST PHARMACIST: HIV & Sexual Health – EAST ANGLIA Ref: 11466

Field based, Full Time, Head Office Based, Headcount
East Anglia, East England, Norfolk, Suffolk, UK
Posted 2 years ago

AREA: EAST ANGLIA

THERAPY AREAS: HIV, Virology, Sexual Health, Homecare

OVERVIEW:

  • This opportunity has arisen due to roll-out and expansion of an existing service
  • Working for a provider who has an excellent reputation for delivery of HIV and Sexual Health services in East Anglia

ROLE:

  • Working Hours: Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00 (37.5 hours)
  • Responsible for providing clinical pharmacy input to HIV services; HIV pharmacy prison services and integrated sexual health services
  • Based out of the clinic in Norwich, this role also has responsibility for providing the service in Great Yarmouth, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich
  • Approx. 1 day per week will be spent running clinics, the remaining hours will be allocated to Homecare provision
  • Ensuring the effective patient access to both treatment and homecare provision in an outpatient environment

MAIN ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working closely with the Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) providing effective service provision and treatment for HIV outpatients
  • Ensuring safe and appropriate use of medicines in order to maximise benefit and minimise risk to patients. This includes regular review of prescriptions, identification of significant drug interactions, advice for clinical monitoring, compliance with legal aspects (Medicines Act) of medicine supply and compliance with the Trust formulary
  • Providing a clinical pharmacy service to groups of HIV patients:
  • Discuss start/switch treatment and/or offer adherence support. This support can be offered by telephone.
  • Review prescriptions for accuracy and legality and identify actual or potential problems.
  • Ensure the effective supply of medicines suitable for use and appropriately labelled
  • Ensure the effective outcomes of treatment with medicines
  • Take steps to ensure patients understand the purpose of their medicines and deal with any practical issues that may prevent the optimal use of their medicines
  • Monitor patients for potential and actual adverse effects of their treatment
  • Provision of an enquiry answering service within a Medicines Information Service, giving advice of a truly specialist nature, to health care professionals or patients who have been so far unable to access either information/advice, or require help where information is conflicting or difficult to interpret in the management or either individual patients, or groups of patients

ESSENTIAL ROLE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to act as a clinical role model and demonstrate the ability to provide safe, clinically effective and cost efficient use of medicines.
  • Professional, highly motivated approach and keen to exceed the expectations of Service Users
  • Ability to see complex patients for medication discussion, adherence support, etc due to no designated clinic this can be on the request of a consultant
  • Familiarity with the use of breakaway techniques
  • As post holder you will continually update their skills and knowledge as part of continuing professional development.
  • Development and ability to demonstrate expert clinical knowledge in HIV and sexual health – be seen as a resource for both patients and members of the MDT

PACKAGE:

  • This opportunity is offering a Band 7 salary – there may be some flexibility depending on experience and speciality

Keywords/Alternative Job Titles for This Role Include: Pharmacist, Lead Pharmacist, Specialist Pharmacist, Service Provider, Homecare Pharmacist, Clinician, Patient Support, Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, HIV, Virology, Sexual Health

Are you interested or know someone who may be? Then please contact us or apply today!

Once a CV is received 40:40 Recruitment will review your profile against the client’s requirements so please allow 7 working days for this to be completed. If you have not heard back within the 7 days please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful to the next stage of the process and thank you for your interest, time and application.

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Job CategoryHomecare, MEDICAL, Pharmacist, Services

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