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Pharmacist

Req #: JR - 077003 Location St Albans, England, United Kingdom Job Category: Quality Control Date Posted: 08/12/2022

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This is where you make a difference in our patients’ safety. As a member of the Baxter Quality team, you will play an essential part in our mission of saving and sustaining lives. Quality is important throughout the entire product lifecycle and works collaboratively with all areas of the organization. Because Quality touches everything Baxter does, a role in Quality provides many opportunities for growth, learning and a successful career that has a daily impact on people’s lives.

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Pharmacist

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You'll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients.

Baxter's products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives—where your purpose accelerates our mission.

Summary

A varied, exciting, industry specific opportunity for a Pharmacist to join the Baxter family based from our St Albans site.

Whilst maintaining patient safety, the successful candidate will be responsible for the patient and prescription management for specialist homecare Pharmacy therapies. In the absence of the Lead Pharmacist, you will have the confidence to step up as Pharmacy Lead to ensure business continuity.

The working hours are 10am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Be the Responsible Pharmacist to deliver prescription management and dispensing across all therapies in line with operational KPIs and standards, whilst maintaining patient safety.
  • Process the prescription receipt and conduct clinical screening/intervention in line with the standard operating procedures.
  • Accurately dispense prescriptions and ensure the timely reporting of near misses and dispensing errors.
  • Place product order and authorise prescription entries on the Patient Medication Record (e.g. Homecare).
  • Formulate unlicensed medicines and raise the purchase order with the manufacturing provider in line with the patient & customer requirements within the contractual timeframes.
  • Communicate and collaborate with the relevant clinical teams to ensure patient adherence is being met in line with the prescription, and escalate where appropriate.
  • Record and escalate adverse advents and incidents to the relevant escalation point (e.g. Lead Pharmacist, Quality, Pharmacovigilance, Superintendent Pharmacist and Safeguarding Lead).
  • Provide clinical counselling and product expertise for patients, associated care teams and pharmacy support staff.
  • Address and resolve discrepancies relating to the onsite storage, and during the transport of pharmacy products (e.g. temperature excursions)
  • Mentor and coach pharmacy support staff in the delivery of associated pharmacy training
  • Investigate complaints and incidents as directed by the Lead Pharmacist and produce written responses for the Lead Pharmacist to review for submission.
  • On-call for out of hours service (e.g. outside of normal business hours and weekends) 
  • Flexibility with start and finish times

Education and Experience

  • Registered Pharmacist with GPhC
  • Post registration experience of working in homecare pharmacy setting would be advantageous
  • Successful experience of undertaking clinical investigations (e.g. near-miss investigations)
  • Good coaching and training capabilities, ability to motivate and develop others
  • Critical thinker with strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of GPhC and RPS pharmacy standards as part of continuous professional development (CPD)

What are some of the benefits of working at Baxter?

  • Competitive total compensation and benefits package
  • Professional development opportunities
  • High importance placed on work life balance
  • Commitment to growing and developing an inclusive and diverse workforce

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Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Meet Christelle, Senior Quality Manager in Malta

"I was an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, and was more inclined toward working with people than with machines. When I came across an opportunity to work with Baxter as a Quality Engineer, it was the perfect combination: a manufacturing environment and a role that required me to collaborate with multiple teams daily. Baxter's mission of saving and sustaining lives gives me all the purpose and fulfilment I need."

Christelle

Meet Lorena, Senior QA Associate in London, UK

"I am registered pharmacist in the UK with experience with drug products and final product release. I am very dedicated to my work and accurate in details to ensure correct assessment is provided to our customers to ensure patients' safety."

Lorena

Meet Gary, Quality Research Manager in Singapore

"I have always enjoyed working at Baxter and I find here to be a great place to work! Management truly cares for you, and invests time and resources to support your career goals and aspirations. My current role provides me the opportunity to work with culturally diverse teams, bringing different talents together, learning from one another and working toward a common goal and mission."

Gary

Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Christelle

Meet Christelle, Senior Quality Manager in Malta

"I was an Engineering Graduate with a Master's in Business Administration, and was more inclined toward working with people than with machines. When I came across an opportunity to work with Baxter as a Quality Engineer, it was the perfect combination: a manufacturing environment and a role that required me to collaborate with multiple teams daily. Baxter's mission of saving and sustaining lives gives me all the purpose and fulfilment I need."

Lorena

Meet Lorena, Senior QA Associate in London, UK

"I am registered pharmacist in the UK with experience with drug products and final product release. I am very dedicated to my work and accurate in details to ensure correct assessment is provided to our customers to ensure patients' safety."

Gary

Meet Gary, Quality Research Manager in Singapore

"I have always enjoyed working at Baxter and I find here to be a great place to work! Management truly cares for you, and invests time and resources to support your career goals and aspirations. My current role provides me the opportunity to work with culturally diverse teams, bringing different talents together, learning from one another and working toward a common goal and mission."

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