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This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.
Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic clinical pharmacist to join our Pharmacy team at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, responsible for the delivery of a range of pharmacy services to the MS and Pharmacy service. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced pharmacist to take over a key position in the MS multidisciplinary team which is expanding and developing new areas of treatment and patient services.
The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) is the United Kingdom’s oldest and largest dedicated neurological and neurosurgical hospital. We are part of University College London Hospitals NHS foundation Trust (UCLH) and we are linked with the University College London (UCL) Institute of Neurology. The NHNN is a leading centre for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of conditions such as epilepsy, MS, Alzheimer's, stroke and head injuries.
The majority of the Neurology and Neurosurgery services are provided from within the NHNN. The hospital comprises 240 inpatient beds including a specialist neurology and neurosurgery ICU, two busy outpatient departments and a Day Care Centre. Additional inpatient beds within the UCH Tower support inpatients at the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit. We also provide a pharmacy service to the Charles Dent Metabolic Unit, a treatment centre for adolescents and adults with inherited metabolic diseases. We are one of the designated national lysosomal storage disease centres.
The pharmacy team is well integrated into clinical practice and works closely with doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other ward staff in order to provide comprehensive clinical pharmacy support for inpatients and outpatients.
We are looking for a proactive and dynamic individual with the requisite knowledge, skills, experience and expertise to support the MS Lead Pharmacist to develop the high quality pharmacy service to the MS service.
On a daily basis you will attend multidisciplinary team meetings within the MS service. You will be responsible for screening all MS prescriptions (inpatient, outpatient, daycare and home delivered medications) and also for blood monitoring. You will have a weekly clinic commitments within the Nurse Led Disease Modifying Drug follow up clinics and daily commitment to meet the MS nursing team to ensure a smooth patient pathway. Additional divisional responsibilities include governance, financial responsibility: Blue teq Support; medicines information, CIP programme delivery, service evaluation, multiprofessional education and training and other strategic projects as required.
You will also work as part of our broader clinical pharmacy team, and contribute to local and national initiatives to develop and enhance the pharmacy service and medicines management across the Trust. You will contribute to the delivery of educational and developmental programmes, including the Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice.
We welcome applicants from all specialties including neurology, rheumatology, cancer etc. and will support further education e.g. Prescribing / MScFor further details / informal visits contact:Evelyn Frank, NHNN Head of Pharmacy & Medicines Governance on Apply All candidates for posts at UCLH are required to complete our values assessment.In the ‘Further Links’ section to the right of this advert, please follow the link to the UCLH Values Assessment Tool. Once you have completed the assessment and scored highly enough, you will receive a certificate number. In order to start your application, you must copy and paste (do not type) your certificate number into your application form when requested.The certificate covers all applications you make to UCLH for 6 months - you do not need to take the test for each job application you make. After 6 months you may complete the assessment again.If you have lost you