Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Anticoagulation Optimisation Project Pharmacist

Band 8a

Main area
Haemophilia and Thrombosis
Band 8a
Fixed term or secondment, 6 months from appointment
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
John Radcliffe, Churchill, Nuffield orthopaedic Centre, and Horton Hospitals
Oxford and Banbury
£40,428 to £48,514 pa
27/08/2017 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a keen and enthusiastic pharmacist to play a crucial role in the delivery an anticoagulation optimisation project already underway. We seek to appoint an experienced pharmacist (full time/part time) to join the team for a period of up to 6 months (fixed term or secondment role).

The post holder will focus on optimising anticoagulation for those patients with atrial fibrillation already on therapy in keeping with NICE Quality Standard 93 as well as addressing anticoagulation control in the broader context.

This is joint working initiative between Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Academic Health Science Network and Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG). Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in the UK, with a national and international reputation for the excellence of its services and its role in teaching and research. The Oxford Academic Health Science Network supports this work as it aims to build a culture of innovation into practice to improve patient outcomes and experience. It will utilise the anticoagulation expertise within the Trust to improve anticoagulation across Oxfordshire.

The successful applicant will need experience within the field of anticoagulation and a proven record of multidisciplinary working. Excellent communication and organisational skills are required to support the lead project pharmacist in implementing change.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

The closing date for this post will be 27/08/17 and interviews will likely be held the week commencing 04/09/17.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Vicki Price (Lead Pharmacist for Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Medicines Optimisation Project) victoria.price@ouh.nhs.uk or telephone 01865 222072
Dr Susie Shapiro (Haematology Consultant) susie.shapiro@ouh.nhs.uk or telephone 01865 225322

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 (2)28726