Lead Renal Pharmacist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year pa Inclusive
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Renal Centre at Hammersmith Hospital is the hub of the West London Renal Network and sits in the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. The Centre brings together a highly skilled multi-professional team thus creating a centre of excellence in an area, which has the highest incidence of end stage renal failure in the UK.

The centre provides direct care to more than 3,000 patients across 10 satellite dialysis units, outpatients (including specialist nephrology clinics, transplant) at Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary's Hospital, peritoneal dialysis at Hammersmith Hospital and pre-dialysis clinics across West London.

The renal pharmacy team has a prominent role in the renal unit prominent role in the renal unit, providing clinical pharmacy services to dedicated renal wards, satellite dialysis units and renal clinics, including independent prescribing and medication review clinics. The pharmacy team is recognised as an expert source for drug advice, facilitating the efficient and cost effective use of medicine.

Join us and we can offer you and exciting and challenging role within a supportive and enabling environment where everyone is valued.

We have an exciting Band 8a Renal Pharmacist Post. Supporting a team of pharmacists you will assist the Senior Lead Renal pharmacist in delivering set objectives around management of High Cost Drugs in CKD, Dialysis and a glomerulonephritis.

Main duties of the job

  • To support the senior lead pharmacist for Renal medicine in leading, managing and developing a high quality patient focused pharmacy service to the directorate
  • The major part of this post will entail the post holder developing and providing a high quality pharmaceutical service to the specialities within renal medicine and transplantation though with particular focus on service to the dialysis units across West London. They will facilitate the efficient and cost effective use of medicines within the dialysis units, provide a ward pharmacy service to in-patients and support the Senior Lead Pharmacist as requested.
  • To provide clinical pharmacy services, department and ward based, in line with Trust procedures and national legislation.
  • To lead, deliver, develop and evaluate clinical pharmacy services in Renal dialysis
  • To provide expert advice on pharmaceutical matters, undertaking risk management and ensuring compliance with medicines legislation

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert

Person Specification



  • Masters degree in pharmacy or equivalent
  • Member of the GPhC
  • Certificate in Pharmacy Practice
  • Diploma in clinical pharmacy practice


  • Be willing to undertake relevant professional development e.g. Modules in Infectious Disease and Microbiology



  • Demonstrated expert clinical knowledge and skills in the relevant specialist area
  • Demonstrate the ability to reconcile national priorities with local realities in the relevant specialist area
  • Good overall clinical practice knowledge
  • Good ability to analyse drug usage reports
  • Proactive approach to the application of specialist pharmaceutical knowledge in order to enhance patient care


  • Has previous clear examples of innovation within renal services



  • Four years post registration training and experience in hospital pharmacy including experience in renal medicine (dialysis and transplantation)
  • Previous experience in delivering training and education.
  • Experience in managing others
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate therapeutic options for the patients.


  • Practical clinical experience in renal dialysis, medicine and transplantation.

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