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Pharmacy- Antimicrobials
Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
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Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Royal Cornwall Hospital
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum
Salary period
27/01/2021 23:59

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Advanced Specialist Clinical Pharmacist Antimicrobials

Band 8a



This post deputises to and supports the Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist in providing an Antimicrobial Stewardship programme in the Royal Cornwall Hospital. The post holder will support the antimicrobial stewardship team, and be lead pharmacist for the Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Team (OPAT). The pharmacist will work alongside the Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist and other members of the multidisciplinary hospital teams which include consultants, junior doctors, nurses and pharmacists.

The Royal Cornwall hospital pharmacy department is a forward thinking and friendly team with full deployment of electronic prescribing and administration in the inpatient and outpatient setting and fully automated dispensing. We provide an innovative clinical pharmacy service, combining technology and clinical pharmacy expertise. We are a recognised national leader for innovation in fields such as antimicrobial stewardship and the adoption of Scan4Safety standards, as was recognised in the 2019 HSJ Patient Safety Awards. All these functions are supported by an excellent wholesale dealer supply service, a well-equipped licensed pharmacy technical services unit and the full range of medicines optimisation support services including medicines information, education and training, formulary support and digital medicines. We have also recently had the funding for a new pharmacy department confirmed as part of an exciting £100m investment which includes a new Women’s and Children’s hospital.

Cornwall is a wonderful place to live, offering an excellent quality of life and a truly stunning environment to live in. We have a vision of an integrated Cornwall pharmacy service and will expect our clinical pharmacists to work across organisational boundaries to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. Please watch our pharmacy recruitment video on Youtube- search ‘Royal Cornwall Pharmacy’.

This is a full time post of 37.5 hours per week, however flexible working and job-share will be considered.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Helen McClay, Head of Clinical Pharmacy Services, Royal Cornwall Hospital on 01872 255997 or Neil Powell, Consultant Antimicrobial Pharmacist on 01872 252590

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