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Highly Specialist Pharmacist- Stroke and Older Peoples Service

Barts Health NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year Per annum inc
Closing date
31 May 2023

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

Barts Pharmacy Department are looking for a motivated individual who is ambitious and forward-thinking with clinical experience working in the Stroke and Older Peoples Service to join our Pharmacy team at the Royal London Hospital.

You will be responsible for supporting the Lead Clinical Pharmacist for Emergency Care and Medicine and the Head of Pharmacy (HoP), in delivering high quality clinical pharmacy services to the Stroke and Older Peoples Service directorate at the Royal London Hospital. You will lead on promoting safe and cost-effective prescribing of medicines within the speciality in order to optimise patient outcomes, minimise adverse reactions and improve medicines safety within the division in line with national strategy.

You will be supported to further develop your abilities as a senior leader via a combination of internal and external training programmes, alongside developing your clinical acumen.We welcome applications from individuals with excellent communications skills who demonstrate a patient-centred focus and compassionate and collaborative leadership. You will require excellent prioritisation skills and have a passion for service review and quality improvement.

Main duties of the job

o To support the Lead Clinical Pharmacist for Emergency Care and Medicine and the Head of Pharmacy (HoP) in the delivery of the clinical pharmacy and medicines optimisation services to the Emergency department and medicine directorate at the Royal London Hospitalo Manage the foundation training and senior pharmacists rotating into the specialtyo To provide a high level of clinical pharmacy input to the relevant specialty as part of the multidisciplinary team to ensure optimal medicines usage and value for moneyo Manage drug related incidents and complaints, both written and verbal, effectively and according to Trust policieso Support and advise the senior leadership team on budget issues relating to the Emergency department and medicine directorate at the Royal London Hospital

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You can find further details about the job, organisational structure, recruitment profile, expected outcomes and benefits information in the attached Job Description and other supporting documents.

If you like what you have read and think you have the skills and experience, we need then don't delay, apply today! We get lots of applications for our roles and so we sometimes have to close our posts early. Don't miss out!

Person Specification



  • Significant Experience post registration in a hospital based clinical post
  • Demonstratable successful performance in a previous clinical post
  • Previous evaluations or reviews of medicines
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Evidence of basic teaching and tutoring in a hospital setting through training others e.g. trainee / junior pharmacists / other HCPs
  • Successful experience of managing & leading projects


  • Experience of successfully managing staff, performing appraisals and giving feedback
  • Experience of providing hospital- based clinical service within Stroke and Older Peoples Service at Band 7 level or equivalent
  • Experience of managing guidelines and PGDs relevant to the specialty
  • Experience of managing medication incidents
  • Experience of providing evaluated information on drug expenditure



  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to complete documentation accurately with attention to detail
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Assertive, diplomatic, persuasive with ability to negotiate.
  • Demonstrates numeracy skills and ability to perform accurate, complex calculations
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise self, and others
  • Demonstrates initiative Demonstrates
  • critical appraisal skills
  • Able to work unsupervised, follow written instruction and work under pressure
  • IT literate; able to use Microsoft office with intermediate IT skills including, accurate data entry and use of specialist computer programmes
  • Demonstrates effective customer service skills
  • Good team worker
  • Evidence of good ward practice
  • Able to communicate complex information effectively to all health and care professionals, colleagues, patients and their loved ones
  • Demonstrates ability to deliver staff training
  • Effective pharmaceutical care skills.
  • Ability to motivate and act as a role model


  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate with and influence senior medical staff and senior management



  • Understanding of GPhC revalidation requirements
  • Knowledge of medicines management systems at ward level
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation relevant to pharmacy practice, e.g. controlled drugs, Health and Safety at Work
  • Understanding of stock control systems
  • Sound knowledge of the medical
  • management and pharmaceutical care needs of Stroke and Older Peoples Service patients
  • An awareness of current national standards, guidelines and service delivery issues relevant to Stroke and Older Peoples Services.
  • Knowledge of Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines requirements
  • Understanding of the importance of adherence to SOPs and legislation
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of patient safety initiatives
  • Knowledge of drug and therapeutics at Diploma level or equivalent
  • Knowledge of interface issues relevant to the patient group


  • Knowledge of risk management issues relevant to the patient group and root cause analysis



  • MPharm or equivalent
  • Registered as a pharmacist with the GPhC
  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy / Pharmacy Practice or equivalent
  • Independent prescribing qualification, or willing to work towards


  • Management qualification or equivalent experience



  • DBS - Enhanced check with a check of the barred lists required as patient facing may interact with adults / children
  • Reliable with a good attendance record
  • Flexibility with regard to working hours for late and early meetings


  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)

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