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​​Band 8a Specialist Clinical Pharmacist- Critical Care and Theatres

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an experienced Pharmacist to join our established critical care clinical pharmacy team.

The postholder will:

*Have a base site but be part of a cross-site clinical pharmacy team

*Work closely with the critical care workforce to help deliver collaborative, high quality clinical service.

*Have an ability to develop effective working relationships, to challenge and to prioritise your own work as well as the work of the team.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) has the largest single Critical Care Unit in Europe, with 100 bed spaces and is one of the four major trauma centres in the West Midlands. Working as part of this team offers a unique experience for any applicant keen to progress within this field.

UHB Pharmacy is great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow. Some of the benefits of joining our team:

*Excellent learning and development opportunities

*Salary sacrifice scheme for a new electric lease car

*Access to trust health and wellbeing initiatives - financial wellbeing, trust Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme, trained Mental Health First Aiders available on-site.

*OH Department which promotes and protects the physical and psychological wellbeing of all employees at the trust.

*A variety of staff networks - LGBTQ+ Network, Multicultural network, Disability and Wellbeing Network, to name a few.

*And so much more

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder's main responsibilities will include

*To ensure correct and safe prescribing, demonstrate expert clinical knowledge and provide a clinical pharmacy service of the highest standard for critical care and support pharmacy enquires from theatres.

*To assist in providing a pharmaceutical service to tertiary services including the provision of education and training, procedures, protocols, and medicines usage information. Tertiary specialities include burns, trauma, neurology, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and transplantation services.

*To provide leadership and directorate/service support roles

To arrange an informal discussion with Ruth Roadley-Battin (Advanced Clinical Pharmacist -- Critical Care) please contact 0121 371 8789 or

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *4 year vocational Master's degree in pharmacy (or equivalent)
  • *Post-graduate clinical pharmacy qualification or equivalent experience
  • *Membership of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • *Working towards Level I Faculty Membership with the RPS



  • *Possesses relevant clinical knowledge in Critical care and Theatres. Knowledge of national initiatives and guidelines, e.g. NICE, NSF, GPICS
  • *Possesses knowledge of available resources to answer Medicines Information queries
  • *Able to work with drug budget information
  • *Demonstrates good knowledge of ICUs and Theatres and current issues
  • *Previous involvement in clinical trials
  • *Significant post-registration hospital pharmacy experience in clinical pharmacy services
  • *Previous participation in multidisciplinary team
  • *Demonstrates commitment and enthusiasm for providing high quality pharmaceutical care
  • *Experience of teaching/presenting to other healthcare professionals/patients
  • *Commitment to own Continuing Professional Development

Additional Criteria


  • *Team worker
  • *Good interpersonal skills
  • *Good oral, written communication & presentation skills Good computer skills
  • *Demonstrates problem solving skills
  • *Demonstrates empathy towards patients and carers
  • *Able to work under pressure, prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • *Ability to manage budgets and deliver on cost improvement
  • *programmes
  • *Able to use initiative and work without supervision when necessary
  • *Demonstrates teaching/mentoring skills & ability to motivate other staff
  • *Able to interact with clinical and managerial staff
  • *Demonstrates good critical appraisal skills
  • *Willingness to travel across all sites within the Trust as required by the job role.
  • *Commitment to own Continuing Professional Development

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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