Senior Rotational Pharmacist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£49,036 to £55,049 a year p.a. inc. plus EDC allowance
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Clinical Pharmacist looking for a new opportunity to develop your clinical, leadership and management skills? The Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust could be the place for you!

We have opportunities available for a Senior Rotational Pharmacist

Rotations will allow you to gain experience in the following areas Anticoagulation, Antimicrobials, NICU/Paeds and Maternity, Medical Specialties & High Cost Drugs, Surgical Specialties & High Cost Drugs, Intensive Care & AKI / Allergy, HIV & Patient Services, Oncology & Clinical Trials, Admissions & Governance.

Supported by Lead Pharmacists, each rotation offers an excellent opportunity to expand your knowledge, skills and training.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include:
  • To show leadership and proactive development of the clinical pharmacy service.
  • To provide a specialist, patient-centred clinical pharmacy service.
  • To provide support to the directorate for pharmaceutical issues and advice, according to each rotation.
  • To lead a quality improvement project as defined in the pharmacy transformation plan, according to rotation.
  • To take part in and support the department and Trust audit programme.
  • To provide support for training of junior pharmacists, and deliver education and training to pharmacy, medical and nursing staff.
  • To undertake mentoring and appraisal of junior staff.
  • To contribute to the smooth running of the Pharmacy department and participate in the late duty, Saturday, bank holidays and emergency duty as per rota.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Masters degree in Pharmacy
  • GPhC registered
  • Completed / working towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice or Clinical Pharmacy


  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Diploma in Pharmacy Practice or Clinical Pharmacy
  • RPS Faculty membership

Skills / Abilities


  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office incl. Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Aptitude for training and motivating others
  • To be an effective leader for a small team of pharmacists/technicians
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills, and an ability to effectively prioritise
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a range of HCPs and patients
  • Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines


  • Management experience, including carrying out appraisals & sickness management



  • Able to demonstrate extensive post-registration experience working in secondary care
  • Experience of providing a clinical pharmacy service to a variety of ward areas
  • Delivering in-house pharmacy teaching and training sessions
  • Conducting pharmacy and trust wide audits


  • Innovation or service development experience



  • Knowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Comprehensive understanding of the NHS and clinical pharmacy services
  • An understand of current practice and policy relating to pharmacy and targets within the NHS
  • Knowledge of medical patients pharmaceutical care issues


  • Awareness of quality and risk-management issues
  • Drug budget analysis and directorate reporting

Trust Values


  • Demonstrated an understanding of the Trust Values
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Ability to work required hours including late duty, emergency duty, weekends and bank holidays as per rota

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

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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