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Rotational Pharmacist

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a highly motivated and 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 Rotational Pharmacists supporting our Pharmacy service.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 early career 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 journey in hospital Pharmacy.

Main duties of the job

To provide pharmaceutical services as required in each section of the rotationTo provide a clinical pharmacy service to allocated wardsTo undertake postgraduate studies appropriate to the level of competence and availability of funding as appropriate.

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 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 use 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.

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 20th September 2023

Interviews are due to be held on 3rd October 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


  • Postgraduate Certificate /Diploma in Pharmacy Practice
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical society



  • Post-graduate preregistration training recognised by GPhC.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team to deliver a service.
  • Proven ability to take decisions independently


  • Experience of working in a UK hospital pharmacy



  • Knowledge and practical experience of clinical audit.
  • Knowledge of ward pharmacy in at least one clinical speciality.
  • Knowledge of and ability to follow national protocols and guidance as well as Trust policies.


  • Knowledge of research and audit methodologies



  • Computer literate
  • Good communicator - written and verbal skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good 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
  • Skilled in the application of clinical knowledge to optimise patient care/safety, relative to the level expected of a Band 6 rotational pharmacist
  • Flexible and adaptable

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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