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Senior Rotational Pharmacist

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Royal Papworth Hospital is looking for an enthusiastic pharmacist to join our team providing high quality pharmaceutical care to patients in our specialist cardio-respiratory centre. The pharmacy department is set at the heart of our modern, digitally enabled hospital.

As a senior rotational pharmacist, you'll work alongside pharmacist and pharmacy technician colleagues to provide a comprehensive pharmacy service to a division or department for a period of 6-12 months, before moving on to a new specialty. As well as supporting our core services, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to gain experience in sub-specialties such as cystic fibrosis, critical care, and cardiothoracic transplantation.

We are committed to our Trust's values of Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration and welcome diversity in our small and friendly department.

Main duties of the job

This role is primarily ward-based, where you will integrate into our multidisciplinary teams, collaborating with colleagues to provide excellent pharmaceutical care. You will also review and provide advice to patients in the surgical pre-admission clinic and may undertake a rotation in the Trust's digital medicines and ePrescribing team. As a member of our clinical pharmacy team, you will be required to work weekends, participate in the evening rota and provide an on call service on a rotational basis.

As a team, we're keen to promote personal development and would look to support the successful candidate with educational opportunities appropriate the individual's learning needs and aspirations. We have supported previous post-holders with post-graduate qualifications (PgD / MSc), independent prescribing qualifications, and attendance at a range of shorter courses, conferences, and workshops.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please ensure you evidence in the Essential Criteria how you uphold the Trust Values Compassion Excellence Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • MPharm (or equivalent qualification).
  • Registered Pharmacist.
  • PgD in Pharmacy Practice (or working towards).


  • Independent prescribing qualification.



  • Previous experience working in a hospital pharmacy environment.
  • Experience of good foundation in clinical pharmacy practice and providing pharmaceutical service to a specialty.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good personal organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, under pressure, manage self and motivate others.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Has a professional attitude and is able demonstrate adaptability and innovation in work practice.
  • Familiar with the use of a range of IT systems and functions.


  • Good negotiation and persuasive skills.

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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