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Resident Pharmacist

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, adaptable Pharmacist who can demonstrate that they meet our Trust values. You must be able to work as part of the Pharmacy, and wider multi-disciplinary team, to deliver excellent pharmaceutical care and services to our patients.

The Department of Pharmacy at CUH is ambitious and forward thinking, striving to ensure that the patient is always at the heart of everything we do. We are a large department with nearly 300 staff comprising of approximately 90 pharmacists and 70 pharmacy technicians. We have a dedicated Education and Training team to support the learning and development of all our employees.

You will join a friendly team of 14 Resident Pharmacists providing pharmaceutical services and supporting our Pharmacy's out of hours service on a rotational basis.

Free accommodation in a shared flat is provided with this position.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide pharmaceutical services as required in each section of the rotation.2. To provide a clinical pharmacy service to allocated wards.3. To participate in the Resident first on-call Service to Addenbrooke'sHospital and other hospitals as required.4. To undertake postgraduate studies appropriate to the levelof competence and availability of funding.

  • About us

    Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

    CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    You will undertake a rotational training programme which includes Clinical Services, Dispensary, medicines information, clinical trials and Preparative Services. Each rotation incorporates dedicated clinical time and you will gain experience across a range of clinical specialities including Medicine, Surgery, Neurosciences, Paediatrics and Oncology. During your foundation years, you will be provided with a wide range of opportunities to develop the skills, behaviours and attitudes that you will continue to use throughout your career in hospital Pharmacy.

    You will receive guidance and feedback to aid your development as well as gaining additional support via our clinical supervision programme. We run regular pharmacist teaching sessions within the department which includes dedicated rotational pharmacist teaching sessions delivered on a variety of topics by specialist pharmacists as well as external speakers.

    We fund a range of postgraduate pharmacy practice diplomas to support our pharmacists through the first few years of their careers all pharmacists undertaking these programmes are assigned a personal tutor from within the department.

    Free accommodation in a shared flat is provided with this position.

    Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

    This vacancy will close at midnight on 4th June 2023

    Interviews are due to be held on 15th June 2023

    Benefits to you

    We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

    Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

    We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

    Person Specification



    • MPharm or equivalent EU qualification
    • Registered with GPhC as a Pharmacist


    • Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society
    • Post graduate certificate or diploma in Pharmacy practice



    • Postgraduate training recognised by GPhC
    • Experience working in a team
    • Experience making decisions independently


    • Experience working in a UK hospital pharmacy



    • Knowledge and experience of clinical audit
    • Knowledge of clinical pharmacy in at least one specialty
    • Knowledge of NICE guidance and NPSA alerts


    • Knowledge of research and audit methodologies



    • Computer literate with experience of Word, PowerPoint and Excel
    • Strong communication skills
    • Good patient consultation skills
    • Able to act independently or as part of a team
    • Able to recognise own limitations
    • Able to cope under pressure
    • Able to solve problems
    • Able to act on own initiative

    Additional Requirements


    • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.

    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

    Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


    Addenbrookes Hospital - Division B

    Hills Road


    CB2 0QQ

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