Senior Pharmacist

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and skilled Senior Pharmacist to join adedicated team who are committed to developing the pharmacy service and ensuring patientsreceive excellent, expert, pharmaceutical care.

Main duties of the job

The service is based at the Harplands Hospital in Stoke-on-Trent. Core duties include wardpharmacy cover, attendance at regular MDT meetings as well as some dispensary duties.Pharmacists are called upon to provide specialist clinical advice to a broad range of clinicalareas, as well as develop prescribing guidance and provide medicines training for staff. Allpharmacists are given the opportunity to shadow in different specialist areas to widen theirbreadth of experience, skills and knowledge. We are fully committed to supporting with yourpersonal development and we encourage all staff to undertake relevant education and trainingto meet their needs and to develop their potential. The post-holder will be supported to developtheir clinical skills through funded postgraduate study, and to develop their management skills.You will be organised, well-motivated and have excellent communication and people skills, aswell having the ability to adapt quickly to new situations.You must be registered as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).Applications are welcome from all sectors of pharmacy practiceThis post is advertised as full-time but applications for part-time working will be considered. Thepost has potential for some evening, weekend and Bank Holiday duties. You will also contributeto our on-call service as per rota.

About us

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. As part ofour 'Digital by Choice' ambition we have successfully moved to EPMA (electronic prescribingand medicines administration) across our inpatient wards which has enhanced how we work. Toexcel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional who islooking to work within a Trust that is rated Outstanding. Whether you are about to qualify, newlyqualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of youjoining our great team.Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our team prides themselves oncompassion, team work and resilience.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You must be, or about to be, registered as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Applications are welcome from all sectors of pharmacy practice, including community, primary care, industry and academia.

This is a full time post, with commitment required to evening, weekend, Bank Holiday and on-call duties as per rota.

Person Specification



  • M.Pharm or equivalent pharmacy degree
  • Registration as practising member of General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Evidence of formal Continuing Professional Development at a post-graduate level e.g. completion or working towards a diploma or certificate


  • College of Mental Health pharmacy member
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society GB member
  • Management qualification at Certificate level or above
  • PG Diploma / certificate in Mental health Pharmacy
  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy



  • Suitable post registration experience
  • Good understanding of the pharmaceutical needs of Mental health and learning disabilities service users including clinical pharmacy relevant to the client group


  • Working with mental health team / service
  • Evidence of writing procedures, guidelines or protocols
  • Experience of project and audit management

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge of Standard operating procedures for dispensaries and clinical pharmacy
  • Computer literate: working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills at all levels including presentations


  • Good practical knowledge of hospital pharmacy

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


Harplands Hospital

Hilton Road



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