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We are excited to be looking to recruit to our first consultant pharmacist post at the Trust and across the Devon system.

Are you an enthusiastic, dynamic and experienced clinical pharmacist with an interest in Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) & Infection Management?

Are you already working as a Consultant Pharmacist or working towards Credentialing as set by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society?

Would you like to be the named AMS lead for the organisation, working closely with the Trust AMS team, consultant microbiologists and DIPC to deliver a high-quality AMS programme, alongside supporting & developing the Integrated care system AMS strategy?

Are you at the stage of your career where you would like to be responsible for managing, leading & coordinating the Trust AMS Team including, advanced specialist pharmacists, data analyst & surveillance assistant?

Applications are encouraged from both existing consultant pharmacists & aspiring pharmacists looking to be accredited in the next... 12-24 months. The post is also in the process of being submitted for RPS approval for recognition as a Consultant Pharmacist position.

Pharmacist yet to be complete their credentialing would join as Lead Pharmacist (band 8b) and once credentialed would move up to a band 8c & be awarded the Consultant Pharmacist Title & Trust AMS Lead.

The successful applicant will also be supported to work with Devon ICB and other stakeholders on the system wide delivery of AMS.
• Named antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) lead for the organisation and will be responsible for the leadership and operational delivery of a high-quality antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programme in line with the agreed priorities for the Trust
• Practice as an expert consultant antimicrobial pharmacist, providing highly specialist evidence-based advice in infection management
• Oversee and or lead regular AMS and antifungal stewardship (AFS) ward rounds with or without a consultant microbiologist and speciality clinician
• Lead, manage and strategically develop specialist clinical pharmacy and medicines optimisation services related to the use of antimicrobial agents within the Trust
• Lead and manage research, quality improvement projects, service evaluations and audits to improve antimicrobial prescribing and infection prevention and control in collaboration with the antimicrobial team, pharmacy department and Higher Education Institutes
• Work with the clinical and governance teams to develop guidelines, protocols and PGDs
• Recognised as a regional and national expert in AMS, representing and acting as a role model for the pharmacy profession at national NHS and government forums
• **Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS is the largest hospital on the Southwest Peninsula providing comprehensive secondary and tertiary care to a population of around 2,000,000 people who can access our specialist services including cardiothoracic surgery, kidney transplantation, neurosurgery, and the regional trauma Centre. Our specialist cancer treatments include bone marrow transplant, sarcoma surgery and hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer surgery (not exhaustive). We work closely with our community partners in delivering comprehensive health and social care including general practice, care homes, mental health, neurological rehabilitation, and general medicine.

In Plymouth we are undergoing an exciting transformation which is seeing the continuous development of career opportunities for the right candidate. As one of seven NHS Trusts nationally to be hosting the ‘People First’ pilot our team are continuously identifying innovative ways to improve their own practice and in doing so improving our patient’s experience.

From September 2024, the highly-ranked University of Bath MPharm degree will be available to study at the University of Plymouth. There will be opportunities for pharmacist colleagues to participate in these educational activities, with the potential for more formal roles with the University of Bath in the future.

Our team would support you to attain your goals. You will be working with a Chief Pharmacist who is committed to you as an individual.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Vivek Soni Job title: Deputy Chief Pharmacist Email address: vivek.soni@nhs.net Telephone number: 01752 430454

For an informal discussion or to arrange a site visit, please contact Vivek Soni, Deputy Chief Pharmacist, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust vivek.soni@nhs.net or Rosie Fok, Consultant Microbiologist & Microbiology lead for AMS r.fok@nhs.net
Plymouth UK


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