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Band 7 Rotational Paediatric Pharmacist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team of paediatric pharmacists on a permanent basis. This is a rotational post within the Children's Hospital looking after children from Southampton and the surrounding area and will initially be based in general paediatrics.

Southampton Children's Hospital is part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - one of the largest teaching trusts in the country. We are a major centre for specialist paediatric services in the south of England, providing specialist care not only to our local population in Southampton but for a much larger area, including the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

The Paediatric Pharmacy team is well established, providing specialist pharmacy services within the paediatric multidisciplinary teams to provide high quality patient care. The team is forward thinking and supportive, working together to improve the services we offer to patients.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities What youll do

The successful applicant will provide a specialist clinical pharmacy service to paediatric and neonatal patients on a rotational basis. You will be expected to work closely with technical services and dispensary teams providing clinical expertise and guidance for individual patients.

This post also includes:
  • Attending consultant ward rounds.
  • Developing evidence-based treatment guidelines in conjunction with specialist consultants and pharmacists.
  • Supporting the neonatal and paediatric nutrition teams.
  • Teaching medical students and members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Acting as a role model for junior/newly qualified pharmacists
  • Active membership of the paediatric pharmacy team.
  • Supporting homecare.
  • Audit and research opportunities.
What were looking for
You must be enthusiastic and committed to team working with good communication skills and a commitment to lifelong learning. Previous experience in paediatric pharmacy would be desirable but is not essential. We are able to provide training and staff development; experienced paediatric pharmacists will support you in this role.
Additional information
Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 14 June 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification



  • Masters Degree MPharm or equivalent
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Awarded or working towards postgraduate certificate or similar e.g. Foundation programme framework
  • Can demonstrate consistent performance in the majority of domains in the RPS Foundation Framework.


  • Postgraduate diploma in clinical Pharmacy
  • Can demonstrate Advanced Stage 1 competencies in the RPS Advanced Pharmacy Framework
  • Independent Prescribing Qualification



  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Sound knowledge of clinical pharmacy services
  • Experience of dispensary, including ability to screen prescriptions effectively.
  • Experience of audit and evaluative work.


  • Relevant experience in the specified clinical area.
  • Experience of project planning and delivery
  • Critical appraisal skills
  • Understanding of healthcare priorities and political agenda
  • Knowledge of JAC prescribing software
  • Development and implementation of guidelines and procedures.

Aptitudes and skills


  • Ability to follow set procedures and identify procedure needs.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organisational and problem solving skills
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Report writing and presentation skills
  • Computer literacy and strong IT skills


  • Ability to recommend, substantiate and communicate therapeutic options for patients with conditions relevant to the specified clinical area.
  • Ability to work without close supervision to make decisions and act upon them, or to refer appropriately
  • Teaching, tutoring and mentoring

Personal Qualities


  • Conscientious and reliable
  • Polite and courteous
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Attention to detail

Special Requirements


  • Adaptable and flexible approach to work
  • Able to manage time and prioritise effectively
  • Ability to work quickly, calmly and accurately under pressure
  • Assertive and able to inspire confidence


  • Ability to appropriately identify, organise and prioritise own work with that of a team.

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Outside Interests


  • Sufficient to provide opportunities for relaxation

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