Specialist Clinical Pharmacist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Burton on Trent
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa/pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This exciting role will allow you to develop your skills in a more specialist area, within a friendly supportive team at Queens hospital Burton. The role will include training in Critical care to enable you to support the Advanced Pharmacist - Critical Care at Queens hospital providing cover for annual leave and days off. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to rotate through other clinical areas at Queens hospital, with an emphasis on support to the surgical division, and the nutrition team.

You will receive training in parenteral nutrition (if needed) to enable you to attend the weekly multi-disciplinary nutrition ward round.

Your knowledge will enable you to support the trainee and band 6 pharmacists and there will be the opportunity to become a mentor and potentially a trainee pharmacist tutor if you are interested.

If you are not already an Independent prescriber, we will support you to complete the course.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role are:

To provide support and cover for the Advanced pharmacist - Critical care.

To become a member of the nutrition team, undertaking multidisciplinary ward rounds and ensuring that patient are prescribed and supplied with appropriate parenteral nutrition.

To support the ward clinical service at Queens Hospital to ensure safe delivery of medicines across the whole hospital. Additionally, you may be asked to support the service at Samuel Johnson Hospital (SJH) in Lichfield and Sir Robert Peel hospital (SRP) in Tamworth.

To support the training of trainee and junior pharmacists through mentorship. There may be the opportunity, if interested to become a pre-registration tutor.

To support the weekend and on call service for Queens, SJH and SRP. All pharmacists are expected to be part of this rota.

There may be an opportunity for some cross site working at Derby hospital, Additionally, some training will take place at Derby to ensure a wide range of patients are seen.

Closing date of applications: 28 September 2023

Interview date: 12 October 2023

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification



  • GPhC Registered Pharmacist
  • Post graduate clinical Diploma
  • Demonstrable experience in hospital clinical pharmacy


  • Independent prescribing qualification

Human Resources


  • Experience of mentoring, tutoring, managing etc. other staff



  • Evidence of communication with a broad spectrum of people
  • Evidence of influencing skills


  • Evidence of leadership skills

Planning & Organisation


  • Evidence of ability to work on own and within a team
  • Evidence of ability to prioritise own workload and that of others



  • Evidence of involvement in developing policies, procedures or patient information
  • Evidence of audit related work and presentation


  • Previous experience of working as part of an MDT

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Queens Hospital Burton

Belvedere Road

Burton on Trent

DE13 0RB

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