Specialist Surgery Pharmacist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa Inclusive
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opportunity for a Specialist Surgery Pharmacist to develop a career in Surgery, build skills as a directorate pharmacist and work with aspirational pharmacy and surgical teams. You will work in a clinical role across various surgical specialties across 3 hospitals, delivering education and training, gain experience in audit, quality improvement of services, improving medicines safety and access to medicines. You will have the opportunity to carry out directorate work including formulary activities, electronic prescribing, guidelines and procedures review and medicines expenditure surveillance within Surgery.

At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. Become part of a vibrant pharmacy team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. Our trust delivers elective and emergency surgical care. Surgical specialties include major trauma, plastic, orthopaedic, surgical rehabilitation, colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, bariatric, vascular, endocrine surgery, ear, nose and throat, urology, breast and ophthalmology.

You will be self-motivated and organised with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will need to be able to develop effective working relationships with a wide range of professionals. You will need good IT skills and be able to work with various IT programs & databases.

Main duties of the job

You will rotate between St Mary's, Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospital sites in order to provide a comprehensive clinical pharmacy service to surgical wards Ensuring the safe, clinically effective and cost efficient use of medicines whilst undertaking quality improvement projects to drive efficiency in surgical admissions, discharge and medicines safety.

You will have the opportunity to undertake medicines expenditure surveillance and ensure safe and appropriate use of medicines through audit and service evaluation

You will also be involved in supporting & helping develop trainee pharmacists, band 6 pharmacists & medicines management pharmacy technicians as appropriate.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

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 overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Certificate in Pharmacy Diploma or equivalent relevant postgraduate experience & studying for completion of full Diploma
  • Undertakes continuing professional development (CPD) and maintains a CPD portfolio and professional revalidation


  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • Completed full Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent Post Graduate Qualification



  • Appropriate post-registration training and experience in hospital pharmacy - this must include a solid grounding in all aspects of hospital pharmacy practice (medicines information, aseptic services, ward services and dispensing)
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate therapeutic options for patients
  • Practical clinical experience covering a range of specialities including medicine & surgery with a broad knowledge of therapeutics


  • Evidence of developing or assisting in the development of drug policies, procedures, guidelines or PGDs
  • Evidence of developing or assisting in the development of drug policies, procedures, guidelines or PGDs



  • Good ability to organise and prioritise work
  • The ability to communicate empathetically towards patients
  • Good ability to use computer systems including Excel, Word & NHS/online databases
  • A good understanding of national and local priorities
  • Shows a proactive approach to service improvement and team working


  • Experience of using electronic prescribing systems
  • Good understanding of the role of parenteral nutrition

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

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W6 8RF

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