Principal Pharmacist, Renal Services

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 a year pa inc HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
An opportunity has become available due to Maternity Leave for an experienced pharmacist to lead and deliver an excellent clinical pharmacy service to the renal unit, its satellite dialysis centres, home haemodialysis patients and to members of the wider multidisciplinary team. This post is available as a secondment or fixed term placement for 12 months.

We're proud of the service provided at the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit by our talented, dedicated and caring multidisciplinary renal team. Pharmacy staff are recognised as essential members of the renal healthcare team, and you'll get to see first-hand the impact and value of your contribution to the team.

We serve a population of approximately 2 million with more than 900 patients receiving haemodialysis based at the main site at St Helier Hospital and the seven supporting satellite dialysis units, a further 100 patients receiving peritoneal dialysis and around 900 patients with a functioning renal transplant.

The main unit based at St Helier Hospital is home to two renal inpatient wards with a total of 42 beds.

Main duties of the job

The role covers all aspects of medicines optimisation, including encouraging compliance with the joint formulary and supporting patient adherence to complex medication regimes. You will promote the safe, effective, and economic use of medicines in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

You will lead and participate in medicines projects that deliver benefits to the renal population and assist in the training and assessment of a range of staff who rotate through the renal unit.

You will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to organise and prioritise your work. You will manage the renal pharmacy team and be responsible for all HR issues. We will provide appropriate training to aid your personal and professional development.

Please note we provide a 7-day operation, so you will be required to participate in the weekend and bank holiday rota, covering 1 weekend in 7.

Taking up this post could be the start of something wonderful and the best decision you make this year. If it's time for a change, don't delay - submit your application today! Tell us in your application how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification attached to the job description.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surrey and NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and is supported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements.

If you have questions, dont hesitate to contact Jill Stevens on 01372 735151 or or, just dive in and apply remembering to ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Registered with GPhC
  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent


  • Management qualification
  • Independent prescriber



  • Significant post registration hospital experience
  • Experience leading a team
  • Experience as directorate pharmacist
  • Experience working in renal pharmacy


  • Knowledge of CMM
  • Service development



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Motivational skills

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier

Wrythe Lane



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