Advanced Clinical Pharmacist- Antimicrobial Stewardship Intensive Care

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to use your extensive clinical pharmacy skills and knowledge to influence prescribing to reduce unnecessary variation within two important specialties in our Trust?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and adaptable registered Pharmacist to join our small, friendly but progressive inpatient department at Weston General Hospital, which is part of the wider University Hospitals of Bristol and Weston NHS Trust (UHBW).The Advanced Antimicrobial and Intensive Care Pharmacist Band 8a is a full time post (37.5 hours per week) which can be split into 2 x 0.5WTE posts.

You will also support the pharmacy team to deliver a comprehensive, safe and cost effective clinical pharmacy service including oncology.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with the consultants in both specialties to:
  • Promote safe and effective use of medicines and influence prescribing.
  • Undertake audits and education and training of medical and nursing staff.
  • Provide information on medicines use and costs to Directorates within the Trust and monitor the Trust's performance for national CQUINs and related local targets.
  • Develop an independent prescribing role within both specialties.

You will have recent hospital experience, preferably including antimicrobial stewardship and intensive care prescribing have excellent communication, influencing and problem solving skills and preferably good mentoring, reaching and assessment skills to enable you to take on this influential role within our Trust.

About us

Why Weston?
  • The team at Weston aims to deliver high quality, patient-focused clinical services to our patients.
  • Our team is friendly, supportive of colleagues, open to developing and implementing new ideas.
  • Weston enjoys all the benefits of a coastal location and is within 25 minutes of Bristol by train and 45 minutes by road.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Masters degree (or equivalent) in pharmacy
  • Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Clinical Pharmacy
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Computer literacy, including Pharmacy applications


  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

Knowledge & Experience


  • Varied experience of working in NHS hospital pharmacy
  • Experience of working in a variety of different sized teams
  • Experience of communicating with and advising all healthcare professionals on drug therapy
  • Experience of writing a wide range of documents including drug usage and audit reports, SOPs, protocols and guidelines and other information to healthcare professionals
  • Experience of audit and project work.
  • Drug expenditure analysis and reporting


  • Previous experience of antibiotic stewardship
  • Previous experience of working in intensive care

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Can use initiative appropriately
  • Innovative & creative problem identification and solving
  • Self-organisational and time management
  • Quality improvement techniques including clinical audit
  • Good general awareness of finance such as drug expenditure trends, horizon scanning, and cost improvement targets
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own and others' work to meet agreed deadlines
  • Influencing skills
  • Ability to use judgement to challenge inappropriate prescribing and influence prescribing decisions to enable optimal therapy
  • Ability to critically analyse prescriptions for clinical appropriateness, clinical risk, cost-effectiveness, adherence to local & national guidance and legality


  • Research skills
  • Health economics / pharmacoeconomics skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Weston General Hospital

Grange Road, Uphill


BS23 4TQ

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