Lead Education and Training Pharmacist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated individual who is looking to develop their Education and Training skills to join our friendly and inclusive E&T team at Southampton as Lead Pharmacist for Postgraduate Education.

UHS has one of the largest pharmacy departments in the country with over 300 staff and are nationally recognised for their innovation. The pharmacist team is made up of over 100 pharmacists: including over 50 qualified independent pharmacist prescribers, several consultant pharmacists and leading national experts.

As a department, each week we review over 16,000 medicines for their appropriateness, dispense over 8000 patient specific medicines, manage an medicines expenditure of approximately �1.5 million and provide access to medicines, advice, and e-prescribing support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.We are committed to training and the E&T team like the department itself, is busy, flexible and responsive to ever changing needs.

Main duties of the job


You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

About us


As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

We're proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.

Job description

Job responsibilities


You will join a well established Education and Training team leading the management and support of postgraduate education and training for pharmacists for example through the postgraduate diploma and prescribing courses and supporting the establishment of the Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP) role within the department.

You will act as a deputy in the day to day running of the Pharmacy Education and Training Team.

You will also support the leadership and development of other team members of the Education and Training team.
Someone who:

Is ready to broaden their role to encompass Education and Training.

Has excellent communication skills.

Has excellent organisational and problem solving skills.

Has a good understanding of hospital pharmacy.

Is able to work individually and as part of a team.

Is adaptable and resilient.

We welcome flexible and portfolio working and would be very happy to discuss the role further with anyone interested.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 13 June 2023.

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent experience.
  • Can demonstrate Advanced Stage 1 competencies in the RPS Advanced Pharmacy Framework in relation to medical or surgical patients
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Sound knowledge of clinical pharmacy services acquired while working within a suitable specialty.
  • Experience of audit and evaluative work
  • Teaching and tutoring experience
  • Experience of supervising others
  • Experience of implementing change and change management
  • Development and implementation of guidelines and procedures.
  • Experience of change management


  • Management qualification or equivalent experience
  • MSc in clinical pharmacy or equivalent experience.
  • Independent Prescribing qualification.
  • Can demonstrate Advanced Stage 2 or Mastery competencies in the RPS Advanced Pharmacy Framework in relation to medical or surgical patients
  • Leadership qualification or experience
  • Sound understanding of healthcare priorities and political agendas.
  • Training in medicines information
  • Project Management training or qualification
  • Experience of managing others
  • Education and Training qualification

Skills and competencies


  • Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Report writing
  • Presentation skills
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Problem solving
  • Time management
  • Prioritisation
  • Change management

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working together

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