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Rotational Clinical Pharmacist

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on Experience
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic pharmacist to join the pharmacy team at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for newly qualified or experienced early years pharmacists to join our enthusiastic and dynamic pharmacist team. The post is a progressive role and successful applicants will be given the opportunity to develop from a Band 6 to a Band 7 role via a structured programme, including postgraduate learning opportunities.

Successful candidates will be responsible for the delivery of high quality, proactive and patient focused clinical pharmacy services in a range of specialities on a rotational basis including Haematology Oncology, Admissions, Renal and Respiratory.

The BWC Pharmacy Department is a busy department dealing with a wide range of specialties. We were awarded Outstanding Clinical Team of the Year 2021 and have a high profile across the Trust. We pride ourselves on being a friendly department within a welcoming Trust with many opportunities to develop your skills, explore new ways of working and be at the forefront of new technologies. We have strong links with academia and strongly support individuals at all levels looking to progress education and research.

Main duties of the job

To ensure medicines are prescribed safely, economically and are appropriate to the needs of the patient across various specialities and in dispensary.

Provide advice on pharmaceutical care to healthcare professionals and patients.

To record clinical interventions and medication incidents to highlight areas of concern.

To provide medication advice to patients and their families to ensure they are aware of their medicines and potential side effects.

To analyse directorate finance reports and identify cost saving opportunities.

To partake in clinical audit and service improvement projects.

To support antimicrobial stewardship.

The post holders will be required to participate in the on-call, extended hours, weekend and bank holiday rotas as appropriate.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and personal specification to view the full details for this opportunity at the Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and personal specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional details.

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • MPharm or equivalent degree
  • Successful completion of foundation year and exam
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council


  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

Knowledge and Nature of Experience


  • Able to understand the complex clinical and social needs of patients and families and meet those needs whenever possible.
  • Able to understand complex clinical situations and to discuss and make recommendations to resolve issues arising from them with medical, nursing and other staff.


  • Previous hospital experience

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Able to work independently, prioritise, set goals and meet deadlines.
  • Able to identify issues and use own initiative to address them.
  • Able to maintain standards and accuracy whilst working under pressure.
  • Aware of personal limitations and asks for help as required.

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge


  • Able to use a variety of computer software to organise and present information
  • Previous experience and knowledge of audit.
  • Awareness of requirements towards CQC.
  • Demonstrates continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of medication safety.


  • Previous experience of delivering clinical pharmacy services to neonatal and paediatric patients and staff.
  • Previous experience of delivering clinical pharmacy services to a Women's directorate.
  • Familiarity with drugs expenditure and prescribing trends.

Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes


  • Good team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Trustworthy and respectful of confidential information about both patients and colleagues
  • Adaptable to change in working practices and flexible in terms of working hours on an occasional basis
  • Able to remain professional in challenging circumstances
  • Negotiating skills and powers of persuasion
  • Well organised
  • High standards of work presentation
  • Self-motivated with a 'can do' attitude

Other Requirements


  • Flexible to accommodate late closing, weekend, bank holiday and daily rotas as service requires

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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