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Shift Working Pharmacist

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified pharmacist, or a trainee pharmacist hoping to qualify in 2023 and are looking for a challenge and a great start to your career? Are you ambitious, confident and enthusiastic?

Then join NUH as one of our shift working pharmacists! We have a well-established band 6 pharmacist training programme which is proven to develop your skills and knowledge and provide an excellent springboard to any avenue of pharmacy going forward. This programme will involve you working within a large but friendly and motivated shift working pharmacist team whilst being supported by experienced senior staff.

The pharmacy department is forward thinking and constantly implementing innovative ways of working to deliver the best possible care for patients. We continue to extend the ideal model of delivering medicines optimisation and pharmaceutical care where pharmacists are fully integrated into the medical teams, supported by a team of medicines management technicians and assistants.

Main duties of the job

Following a comprehensive induction, you will cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialities, medicines information and production. There will be potential for exposure to specialist areas which include respiratory, cardiology, paediatrics, renal, acute stroke, oncology, critical care and neurosciences. This will be done on a rotational basis allowing you to build up a wide experience base, excellent for building your career portfolio! During these rotations you will have the support of our team of specialist pharmacists to mentor you, in addition to our dedicated education and training team to guide you through. Alongside this, you will be supported to work towards a postgraduate qualification and you have the option of being put forward to do the independent prescribing course as part of this.

As part of the shift-working team, you will be responsible for the provision of the Out-Of-Hours Pharmacy Services at NUH. This involves working shifts in our 'Trust Pharmacy' as part of a 100-hour contract along with shifts providing clinical pharmacy services to NUH inpatients at Queen's Medical Centre and City Hospital.

The Out-Of-Hours services are all based within 'Trust Pharmacy' working alongside a team of pharmacy support staff. You will have access to back-up support and advice which will be provided remotely by senior pharmacists.

About us

These posts offer you exceptional career building opportunities in one of the UK's largest and busiest acute teaching hospital Trusts. NUH has a national and international reputation for many of its specialist services and is at the forefront of many research programmes. Specialist areas include stroke, renal, neurosciences, cancer services and trauma.

As a teaching trust we have a strong relationship with our colleagues at the University of Nottingham and other universities across the East Midlands. We play a vital role in the education and training of doctors and nurses.

Are you ready to join a dedicated, friendly pharmacy team that provides an excellent and caring service, working together to be the best for our patients? If so, we would be delighted to speak to you about these posts.

To find out more about our hospitals, please visit our website. You can also follow us on Twitter: @NUHPharmacy and @nottmhospitals

Job description

Job responsibilities

In addition to the summary you will need to familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification documents attached to this advert.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Pharmacy degree (MPharm or B.Pharm / BSc (Pharmacy))
  • Registered or due to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) in Summer 2023



  • Experience of non-specialist clinical pharmacy service delivery

Communication and relationship


  • Good written and verbal communication skills with patients and healthcare professionals
  • Committed to self development and learning

Analytical and Judgement skill


  • Able to analyse and interpret basic clinical information
  • Able to maintain high level of accuracy

Planning and organisation skil


  • Demonstrates initiative, knows own limitations
  • Able to work proactively as part of a team and independently
  • Able to balance priorities including workload, study requirements and life outside of work.
  • Able to work under pressure

Physical skills


  • Competent ICT skills (including retrieval and presentation of information)

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


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