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Rotational Clinical Pharmacist

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust seeks to recruit pharmacists to our team of 40 Band 6 rotational pharmacists undertaking a structured foundation training programme that includes full educational and financial support for the clinical diploma, advanced clinical skills and formal prescribing qualification.

The Pharmacy service and its team are fully embedded into the wider clinical specialities and this is reflected in the fact that we operate a seven-day clinical service across the two sites. Our modern service benefits from full electronic prescribing, decision support and automated dispensaries in our main inpatient and outpatient sites.

Main duties of the job

After a structured eight-week induction programme you will join the clinical teams on a rotational programme delivering Integrated Medicines Management at the bedside. You will spend over 90% of your time outside of dispensaries on direct patient care which will include clinical experience in admission and discharge management, consultant ward rounds, medicines information and chemotherapy and TPN. You will gain experience of caring for patients in general medicine, general surgery, surgical specialties, elderly care and emergency medicine.

You will be a registered pharmacist with a positive and flexible approach, seeking clinically-focused practice and have the desire to develop clinical decision making and prescribing skills.

Trainee Pharmacists are welcome to apply, including anyone who wishes to transfer into the hospital sector.

Part-time applicants welcome.

Hours per week: 37.5 plus weekend and evening working. When a weekend is worked there are two rest days allocated in the following week.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for delivering basic clinical pharmacy services to a defined clinical area on a rotational basis.

To be responsible for the delivery of an agreed standard of clinical care to patients to achieve safe, effective and economic use of medicines.

Undertake risk management of pharmacy clinical services in a defined area.

Undertake the role of responsible pharmacist.

To undertake teaching and clinical supervision of pre-registration pharmacists, technicians and students.


Person Specification



  • One year as a pre-registration pharmacist.


  • Interest in clinical pharmacy.
  • Hospital pharmacy experience during pre-registration training.



  • MPharm or equivalent.
  • GPhC registration.



  • Good communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Clinical Pharmacy skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and as an individual.


  • Ability to turn theory into practice.
  • Good computer skills.

Personal qualities/attitude/other


  • Well-presented.
  • Friendly and outgoing.
  • Ability to work in a professional manner with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Perform effectively in stressful circumstances.
  • Self-confident.
  • Drive to improve patient care.
  • Positive, flexible and co-operative approach.


  • Clinically-focused professional practice and development.
  • Please provide a contact telephone number or write 'no Number' if you do not have a one (in case we need to contact you regarding your Application).

Special Circumstances


  • Must be flexible to meet Service needs.
  • Awareness that job requires a commitment to a seven-day service.
  • Requirement for you to work at various sites across the Trust and provide a service often at short notice.

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