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Senior Clinical Pharmacist

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is an innovative, integrated healthcare organisation which continues to develop at pace. The Pharmacy Department has recently had two new dispensing robots installed alongside a complete refit of the department and a commitment to a fully digital department to work along with our existing EPMA system.

As a department we set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be outstanding and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

At this exciting time in our development, We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and committed person with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy (Hospital) who is interested in working in the Pharmacy medical team.

The successful applicant will need to be self-motivated, work effectively as part of a team, be enthusiastic and have excellent organisational and communication skills. The candidate will also share our vision to deliver a high quality, cost-efficient service for patients.

The successful candidate would ideally have independent prescriber status, or be willing to work towards it.

Main duties of the job

With a strong focus on ward based clinical work, you will work together with our Medicines Optimisation Technicians to provide ward based clinical service to the Trusts busy Diabetes and Gastro ward.

The role of the successful candidate will include:
  • Providing medication reviews and pharmacy based clinical advice.
  • Working with members of the multi-disciplinary team to enhance patient care.
  • Prescribing as appropriate to the role, and personal expertise.
  • Supporting the specialist IBD and Diabetes nurses with patient care, and development of policies.
  • Support the trust Gastro and Endocrine Governance Groups
  • Support the Lead Pharmacist for Medicine in service delivery, service improvement and related governance issues and reporting to Gastro and Endocrine teams as needed.
  • Supervision of Trainee Pharmacists, and Band 6 and 7 Pharmacists.

For informal enquires please contact Lyndsay Barker, Lead Clinical Pharmacist Medicine on 01709 428133.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • To undertake Continuing Professional Development as required for registration


  • Specialist knowledge acquired through training and experience



  • GPhC registered



  • M.Pharm or equivalent
  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent experience
  • Independent Prescribing Qualification or be willing to work towards one



  • Presenting complex information to groups and individuals
  • Extensive post-qualification experience working as a clinical pharmacist
  • Evidence of further learning relevant to job role


  • Experience as a prescriber

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

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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