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Specialist Pharmacist Children’s and Women’s Health


The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the main provider for acute and specialist care in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, it serves a population of around 500,000 people, a figure that can increase significantly particularly during the summer months. An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic pharmacist to join the clinical pharmacy service to the children’s and women’s health directorates including specialist paediatrics and neonatology, maternity and gynaecology.The paediatric clinical pharmacy team is well respected and an integral part of the inpatient multidisciplinary child health service. The neonatal ward comprises a 20 bedded level 2 unit and two paediatric wards provide oncology and haematology services, with surgical and medical admissions. Both units work closely with the tertiary neonatal and paediatric services based in Bristol and Plymouth for the South West.Children’s outpatient services provide a range of specialties including oncology, haematology, neurology, cardiology, endocrinology, respiratory and metabolic disease management.The Trust has teaching hospital status as part of the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) and University of Exeter Medical School. It is continually developing its clinical services and is committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.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 resistance 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 a multimillion investment which includes a new Women’s and Children’s hospital.Cornwall is a wonderful place, offering an excellent quality of life and a truly stunning environment to live and work 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.This is a fulltime post of 37.5 hours per week, however flexible working and job-share will be considered.For further information please contact Sabrina Tierney, Lead pharmacist for paediatrics and Women’s Health or Helen McClay, Lead for Clinical Pharmacy Services, Royal Cornwall Hospital on 01872 25 5997 or email [email protected]/ [email protected] further details / informal visits contact:Helen McClay- Pharmacy Clinical Services Lead, 01872 255997 or [email protected]

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Truro, England, Cornwall, TR1, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  17098560
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  24/11/2020, 03:24
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