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Clinical Pharmacist

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Glemsford, Sudbury
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a proactive and experienced Clinical Pharmacist to join our team at Glemsford Surgery

The successful applicant will be an experienced Clinical Pharmacist who is able to support and work alongside a Pharmacy Technicians and a well-established medical team

We are looking for someone who will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to take responsibility for areas of chronic disease management, undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients with complex polypharmacy and assistant general practice staff with prescription and medication related queries.

We are looking for a dynamic, hard working individual who is passionate about patient care to join our well established practice team to provide clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement and manage some aspects of the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services.

The post holder is expected to be a nonmedical prescriber.

The successful applicant would need to have the ability to travel to rural locations to carry out the post.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide primary support to general practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries. They will help support the repeat prescription system, deal with acute prescription requests, and medicines reconciliation on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, providing expertise in clinical medicines advice while addressing both public and social care needs of patient in the GP practice.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement and manage some aspects of the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services.

The post holder will ensure that the practice integrates with community and hospital pharmacy to help utilise skill mix, improve patient outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare and help manage workload. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver excellent service within general practice.

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?c

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification attached for further information on the role.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Pharm/B Pharm/BSc Pharmacy.
  • Registered with the GPhC.
  • Independent prescribing qualification.


  • Membership of RPSGB.
  • Post Graduate qualification in clinical Pharmacy or nearing completion, or demonstration of equivalent experience.

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of working in a community pharmacy.
  • Knowledge of electronic prescribing and administration systems.
  • Experience of patient counselling.
  • Experience of using high level IT functionality.


  • Experience of working in a GP Practice pharmacy.
  • Experience of therapeutic drug monitoring.
  • Experience of updating back office functions of electronic prescribing / record systems.

Skills and Abilities


  • Expected to deal with members of the public and other health care workers in a professional manner.
  • Close liaison with co-workers in the practice and throughout the trust is vital.
  • Expected to have a broad knowledge of pharmaceutical issues.
  • Evidence of self-motivated professional development.
  • Evidence of Good time keeping.
  • Flexible approach to working hours and duties.


  • Familiar with standard IT systems.

Employer details

Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


Glemsford Surgery

Lion Road

Glemsford, Sudbury

CO10 7RF

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