Bupa is one of the most well-known and respected healthcare businesses in the world, because what we do matters. From our contact centres to our care homes; health and dental centres to our state-of-the-art hospitals across all four corners of the globe, every part of our operations are dedicated to our purpose of helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. We pride ourselves on working with brilliant people who put our customers at the heart of everything they do.
We have an exciting opportunity for a committed, self-motivated and forward-thinking Lead Clinical Pharmacist within Surgery and Theatres. We are looking for an individual who will lead and develop the pharmaceutical care in the Surgical and Theatres division as well as provide cover for critical care as necessary.
This is a key role to ensure delivery and development of a first-class clinical pharmacy service, including participation in the antibiotic stewardship round, therapeutic drug monitoring and medicines reconciliation. You will work as part of the multidisciplinary team to help manage the pharmaceutical needs of patients.
You will also play an essential role in ensuring medicines optimisation and safe, appropriate, accurate and cost-effective services to ensure patients receive their medication in a timely, professional and efficient manner with all the necessary practical and clinical information.
The nature of the work provides a varied job with new challenges every day and also includes participation in our weekend, bank holiday rotas and on-call rota. We are also working towards facilitating and implementing a seven day clinical pharmacy service. Applicants should have a clinical diploma or equivalent qualification and have at least foundation level critical care experience. You will have significant leadership skills, show initiative, be pro-active with the ability to lead a team.
You will be supported to achieve agreed objectives within given deadlines and have the opportunity to develop more advanced clinical knowledge and negotiating skills. You should also be approachable and supportive to other members of staff as you will be involved in the training of other healthcare professionals and pharmacy staff.
The Pharmacy Department is committed to providing a high-quality clinical service and improving patient safety through standard and innovative practices that supports our working patterns in the hospital and our hospital objectives. Continuing professional development and closer integration with clinical teams is actively supported.
What’s it like to work here?
As you’ll already know, we want people to ‘love working here’, so much so that’s it’s at the top of our agenda and something you’ll hear a lot about here at Bupa. We offer our people a great range of benefits, many of which are flexible and can be tailored to suit what’s most important to you. We’re a healthcare company so there’s a huge focus on our people’s health and wellbeing, supported by a healthy work-life balance and workplaces which are friendly, appealing spaces to support you to be at your best.
We’re an inclusive organisation that celebrates diversity and welcomes everyone – all talents and backgrounds. Bupa strives to make sure that every applicant is assessed solely on the basis of personal merit and qualifications, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.