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Clinical Pharmacist

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata + EDC
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a hard-working, passionate, driven individual looking for a role as a clinical pharmacist?

We are seeking applicants from all sectors and trainee backgrounds. If you are enthusiastic and committed then you could be just one step away from being a clinical pharmacist in our team of clinical, specialist, highly specialist and prescribing pharmacists, medicines management technicians and assistants.

The Pharmacy department at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHTr) is an innovative and welcoming place to work and we are searching for motivated pharmacists including new registrants, and those from other sectors to join us and help us reach our ambitious targets.

As a department we aim to ensure every patient is assessed against pharmaceutical clinical priorities. We have developed an integrated team model working with our EPMA system and digital pharmacy whiteboard to deliver a modern pharmacy service. This includes a team of medicines management assistants, ward-based technicians, pharmacist prescribers and satellite pharmacies at ward level to ensure an efficient patient-facing service that is fully integrated into the multi-disciplinary team.

This post is based across both sites - Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.

Main duties of the job

Following a thorough induction period you will gain experience through rotations across a number of different specialties as a clinical pharmacist at LTHTr. You will be fully supported by your line manager, highly specialist lead pharmacists, and our prescribing pharmacists during each rotation.

You will be encouraged to develop professionally including completion of in-house clinical training and education, and a post-graduate clinical diploma. As a large and forward-thinking department, you will have the opportunity to work with a large team of pharmacists in a wide range of clinical roles with progression opportunities across a number of different areas.

Our ambition is for you to flourish as a clinical pharmacist and in doing so, for our department to deliver an excellent and innovative pharmacy service to our patients and the Trust.

We recognise that the health and wellbeing of our workforce is really important, and we are fully committed to providing flexible working opportunities to balance work and life commitments outside of the standard shift patterns and hours. Currently, around 40% of our pharmacists have an agreed flexible working arrangement to balance their professional ambition and commitments outside of the workplace.

Unsure what day to day life as clinical pharmacist at LTHTr may be like? See the contact details for some of our existing team below for an informal chat.

About us

We have 10000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet a range of healthcare professionals & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties to include, but not be limited to:
  • Provide a clinical pharmacy service to patients, wards and departments of the local Trust hospital(s) in accordance with clinical guidelines and professional, departmental and Trust policies.
  • The clinical pharmacy service is based around medicines reconciliation on admission, clinical review and discharge processing all delivered as a team approach.
  • Develop and apply your clinical knowledge to accurately and appropriately record individual clinical pharmacy involvement in safe and effective patient care.
  • Provide professional and legal clinical supervision in the dispensary as allocated.
  • To support the governance arrangements for safe medicines management including safe storage, incident reporting and implementing risk minimisation schemes.
  • Act as a role model and to train and supervise other pharmacy staff as allocated. This may include undergraduate pharmacy students, pre-registration pharmacists, technicians, ATOs, work experience students, newly qualified pharmacists and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

For an informal chat about the role with one of our current clinical pharmacists or one of our senior leads please get in touch. Additionally, we are also able to offer visits to our department for you to have a look around, spend time with one of our clinical pharmacists and ask questions about our opportunities.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • MPharm or equivalent
  • Registration with the GPhC.


  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society membership
  • Willingness to study towards a diploma, or equivalent, in Clinical Pharmacy

Knowledge & Experience


  • Fulfilment of mandatory continuous professional development requirements.


  • Previous hospital experience

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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