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Emergency Admissions Specialist Pharmacist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Have you got the enthusiasm and passion to take up the challenge of this vital Pharmacy position? An opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to contribute to our team in providing a high quality and respected clinical pharmacy service to our Emergency Admissions patients.

About our Pharmacy Service

You will be based within the pharmacy department at Colchester Hospital, spending a significant proportion of time working clinically at ward level both on the Emergency Assessment Unit and other clinical areas where Emergency Admissions patients are treated.

Support will be provided to ensure any additional training is achieved to progress through the Postgraduate Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice (if not already achieved). Although not a requirement of this particular role, support will be provided for the individual to become an Independent Prescriber if agreed appropriate.

You should posses experience of working within multidisciplinary teams and be able to respond quickly to clinical queries.

Candidates looking to move to a secondary care career from current primary care employment will be welcomed.

Main duties of the job

Support clinical pharmacy activity throughout the Emergency Admissions pathway at Colchester hospital.

Work collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team to ensure the safe and cost effective use of medicines within the Emergency Assessment Unit/Nayland Ward and other ward environments, optimising medicines usage accordingly.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure that you read the attached job description and person specification carefully as your application will be judged against these criteria.

Please also note that, in order to streamline recruitment, this vacancy may expire prior to the advertised closing date so early application is recommended.

For full details of theresponsibilitiesand dutiesof this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Substantial experience and working as a qualified pharmacist
  • Demonstrated experience of multi- disciplinary working
  • Handling of high risk medicines


  • Previous hospital experience inclusive of Clinical Pharmacy practice
  • Previous experience of working with Emergency Admissions patients
  • Previous experience of educating and training colleagues



  • GPhC Registered
  • Masters Degree plus proven Pre-registration training


  • Postgraduate Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice or clinical equivalent



  • Computer Literacy
  • Medicines Management
  • Good all-round clinical knowledge in other areas and practical skills


  • Knowledge of clinical issues affecting Emergency Admissions patients

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Turner Road



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