Clinical Pharmacist

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Looking to start your career in hospital pharmacy? Looking for a change of location? Do you want to live and work in one of the most beautiful parts of the country? Are you a registered Pharmacist or expecting to register in August 2023? If your answer is yes, then this the job for you.

Considering completing your Non- Medical Prescribing? Most of our pharmacists are non-medical prescribers and are actively involved with reviewing and prescribing for patients admitted to hospital. This role offers the opportunity for NMP funding, support from prescribing pharmacists and study time to support you with completing the required competencies.

Interested in completing your Clinical Diploma? The department will offer you half a day a week study time to achieve this important further educational development together with study time to attend formal training to support your progression to a specialist role. Better still, we will fund the Diploma for you.

You will join our dynamic team of Specialist and Consultant Pharmacists who deliver brilliant care to Cornwall. In turn they will cultivate and help grow your knowledge and nurture your development

Main duties of the job

To provide professional pharmacist support and expertise while rotating within Clinical, Technical, Dispensary, Mental Health, General Practice and Medicines Information services.

The role is based at Royal Cornwall Hospital. We have a full programme of training and development which is tailored to meet your individual needs and is supported by experienced and specialist pharmacists. As part of your rotation, you will gain experience in surgery, acute medicine, trauma, emergency medicine, care of the elderly, mental health and medicines information.

This is a full-time post working 37.5 hours per week.

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We provide an innovative clinical pharmacy service, combining technology and clinical pharmacy expertise. With full deployment of electronic prescribing and administration in the inpatient and outpatient setting and fully automated dispensing.

We are a recognised national leader for innovation in fields such as antimicrobial resistance and the adoption of Scan4Safety standards, as was recognised in the 2019 HSJ Patient Safety Awards.

All these functions are supported by an excellent wholesale dealer supply service, a well-equipped licensed pharmacy technical services unit and the full range of medicines optimisation support services including medicines information, education and training, formulary support and digital medicines.

Masters Degree in Pharmacy.

Registered or pending registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Good knowledge and understanding of disease states and the treatments obtained through the completion of degree course and pre-registration year.

Experience of working with patients either in a hospital or community environment.

Be prepared to study for a Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Non-Medical Prescribing.

Able to communicate effectively with clinical staff, patients, and relatives in English.

Clinical assessment skills to be able to read and understand prescription and authorise dispensing of prescriptions.

To be skilled in reading and understanding medical notes and be able relate this information to treatment of patents.

To be able to deal with conflict at ward level when challenging prescribing by Doctors and Consultants.

To be able to cope with interruptions from various sources whilst undertaking ward and dispensary duties.

Able to prioritise and work under pressure.

Ability to undertake audit work.

Person Specification



  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent
  • GPhC Registration (or pending).


  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society



  • Trainee Year in either a hospital or GP completed (or pending).
  • Experience of working with patients either in a hospital or community environment


  • Clinical supervision of junior staff.
  • Experience of working in the NHS.

Practical/Intellectual Skills


  • Good general pharmaceutical and clinical knowledge
  • Good written and oral communication skills and able to communicate effectively with clinical staff, parents and relatives in English.
  • Able to prioritise work and work under pressure
  • Able to utilise PCs and work with common application software (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, email and internet).


  • Presentation skills
  • Audit skills.

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