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Band 6/7 Rotational Clinical Pharmacist

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £55,492 per annum (incl. of HCAA)
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6/7 Rotational Clinical Pharmacist (with a progression path to become a Band 7 Senior Clinical Pharmacist).

The Band 6 post offers rotation in all aspects of hospital pharmacy with support to undertake a postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy. You will be provided with the opportunity to develop your clinical skills and knowledge, progressing from Band 6 to Band 7 upon completion of key objectives. We offer a range of Band 6 rotations within a wide range of clinical areas, including Care of the Elderly, Rehabilitation, Acute Medicine, Dispensary, Medicines Information, and Surgery. Band 7 rotations include Intensive Care, Antibiotics and Acute Medicine, Haematology, Respiratory Medicine, Paediatrics/Neonates, and Obstetrics, and Gynaecology.

Applications will be welcomed from qualified pharmacists, as well as those expecting to qualify in the summer of 2023. Please indicate in your application which post you are applying for. This can be determined from the Person Specifications.

You will show initiative and be proactive, with the ability to work in a team and be flexible in your approach. It is essential that you are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Experience of working in a hospital is also essential.

An interview date is yet to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

To provide a clinically-orientated pharmacy service. Amongst other things, this will include:
  • Critically evaluating prescriptions and patient information (patient notes, observation charts, laboratory results and medicines) to ensure that prescribed treatment is safe, effective and appropriate for the patient.
  • Communicating information to consultants, junior doctors, nursing staff, pharmacists and all other health care professionals, providing advice on doses, side-effects, interactions and how to give medicines.
  • Counselling patients, relatives and carers about medication, checking their understanding of information and being mindful of physical and language barriers
  • Promoting cost-effective prescribing in line with Trust, local and national policies and procedure

About the Pharmacy Department:

The Pharmacy Department provides a reliable and quality patient-centred service with empathy, enthusiasm, and commitment. It prides itself in being forward-thinking and keeping pace with changes in medicines optimisation and technology. We are well respected throughout the hospital and have a close working relationship with clinical teams. We also have a high level of commitment to staff development and actively encourage all staff to share their expertise to enhance the performance of the department.

About us

Benefits of working with us:
  • Opportunity to complete a fully funded postgraduate diploma in pharmacy practice -- we support the Keele University distance learning diploma. Other diplomas can be supported too.
  • Opportunity to complete a fully funded Independent Prescribing course (IP). Band 7 Pharmacists' post-diploma will be supported in completing their IP.
  • Access to further training and development opportunities as a rotational pharmacist.
  • 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) if you are new to the NHS, progressing to 33 days (plus bank holidays).
  • Onsite nursery that welcomes all children, aged between six weeks to five years, including those with special needs. Opening times are 7:00 to 18:00. Staff discounted rates are offered on fees.
  • Access to Trust health and wellbeing initiatives -- financial wellbeing, the Trust Wellbeing Hub, and Employee Assistance Programme. Trained Mental Health First Aiders available onsite.
  • Access to exclusive benefits for you and your family, including NHS discounts at various retailers, restaurants, and leisure facilities.
  • Occupational Health Department which promotes and protects the physical and psychological wellbeing of all employees at the Trust.
  • A variety of staff networks -- LGBTQ+ Network, Multicultural Network, Disability and Wellbeing Network, Nepalese Network, Women's Empowerment Network, Menopause Support Group.
  • NHS Pension Scheme -- providing a range of benefits, including life insurance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Band 6 and Band 7 Job Descriptions and Person Specifications for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Shortlisting Criteria (as per Person Specifications)


  • Education and Qualifications
  • Experience
  • Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  • Personal Qualities


  • Education and Qualifications
  • Experience

Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Hillingdon Hospital

Pield Heath Road



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