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Rotational Pharmacist

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to changes within the team, the Pharmacy department at The Royal Surrey County Hospital is looking for self-motivated, talented band 6 pharmacists to join our rotational training programme.

This rotational programme includes a variety of clinical experience and training within the various specialties, including medicine, surgery, paediatrics, antibiotics, medication risk, aseptics, oncology and dispensary.

We would welcome applications from candidates who have recently completed their pre-registration training, as well as pharmacists working in the community setting.

You will be primarily ward based for most of the rotations, optimising all aspects of pharmaceutical care to individual patients and developing and promoting medicines management services. You will work as an integral part of the multi-disciplinary clinical team and a variety of Specialty Business Units (SBUs) across the hospital.

Candidates should be keen to pursue further postgraduate education, including working towards completion of certificate/diploma or an independent prescribing qualification. You should be a team player with the ability to introduce change and have a keen interest to actively participate in the training and development of others.

Successful applicants will be required to participate in late night, weekend working and public holiday work. You may be required to participate in the Pharmacy On-Call arrangements depending on service needs.

Main duties of the job

To work in partnership with the Chief Pharmacist and all other pharmacists to ensure safe, effective, economical and timely pharmaceutical care for all patients receiving a pharmaceutical service from the department

As part of a structured rotational programme, dispense and supply medicines assist in the production of aseptic products provide medicines advice provide a ward and dispensary based clinical pharmacy service and ensure compliance with medicines legislation including local policies

To provide out of hours emergency pharmacy services.

To undertake the post graduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice or equivalent

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of the clinical pharmacy team to provide a clinical pharmacy service to inpatients beds, taking responsibility for allocated ward area or allocated patients.

Provide clinical supervision for the work of pre-registration pharmacists, medicines management technicians, rotational technicians, pharmacy assistants and pharmacy students.

Rotational post that will work in 5 areas of the pharmacy including the Main Dispensary and St Lukes Satellite Oncology Dispensary, Aseptic Unit, Clinical Services, Medicines Information and Community Services.

The post holder is guided by departmental procedures, good manufacturing practice and hospital policies.

Person Specification



  • Masters degree in pharmacy or equivalent and 1 year pre-registration training

Knowledge and Experience


  • Membership of the General Pharmaceutical Council (Great Britain) as attained following successful completion of one year pre-registration practical training and registration examination
  • Professional knowledge acquired through vocational Masters degree in pharmacy (4 years) or equivalent
  • Good core therapeutic knowledge and clinical skills as assessed through competency framework. Competencies are: Delivery of Patient care Problem Solving Personal Management and organisation


  • Experience of working effectively within multidisciplinary groups
  • Evidence of activity in audit
  • Current developments in pharmacy
  • Changes occurring in the NHS
  • Hospital pharmacy experience

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital



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