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Rotational Senior Pharmacist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to join an award-winning department that puts clinical pharmacists at the forefront of medicines optimisation and patient care?

The Pharmacy Department at Barts Health covers a population of 2.5 million. We provide medicines management and medicines optimisation services from our four hospital sites across the City of London and East London.

We are looking for motivated and dynamic pharmacists to join the department at Barts Health to participate in the rotational band 7 pharmacist programme. The programme includes 9 month rotations across the four different sites of Royal London hospital, St Bartholomew's hospital, Whipps Cross hospital and Newham hospital.

You will work closely with medical and nursing staff and the wider multidisciplinary team on a wide range of medicines optimisation matters, and to ensure standardisation of medicine policies and procedures wherever appropriate.

You will also be expected to contribute to the research agenda working with staff across the Pharmacy department and student placements.

Main duties of the job

To promote the effective, safe and responsible usage of medicines across all of the hospitals within Barts Health NHS Trust. To optimise patient outcomes, minimise adverse events and improve overall medicines safety and governance.

The job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties will be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances and after consultation with the post- holder.

The post holder may be required to work across the Trust at any time and at short notice throughout the duration of his/her contract. This may entail travel to and working at different hospital sites.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Post-registration experience in an acute hospital based clinical post.
  • Experience working as part of a multi- disciplinary team to provide patient care
  • Experience of undertaking research, quality improvement or audit projects
  • To have been involved in bringing about change to a service/department


  • Experience delivering care in acute medicine and surgery specialties in a ward setting
  • Experience investigating and managing medication-related incidents.



  • Demonstrates sound clinical knowledge
  • Knowledge of drug and therapeutics at Diploma level or equivalent
  • Understanding of clinical governance and clinical risk management standards, guidelines and service delivery issues
  • Understanding of GPhC Revalidation requirements
  • Knowledge of medicines management systems at ward level
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation relevant to pharmacy practice, e.g. controlled drugs, Health and Safety at Work
  • Understanding of stock control systems
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical care needs
  • Knowledge of Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines requirements
  • Understanding of the importance of adherence to SOPs and legislation
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of patient safety initiatives



  • MPharm or equivalent
  • Registered as a pharmacist with the GPhC
  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy / Pharmacy Practice or equivalent


  • Independent prescribing qualification
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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