Clinical Pharmacist

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking Foundation Pharmacist to join our team of skilled Clinical Pharmacists and Technicians to provide high quality medicines optimisation for the Trust. You will provide a clinical pharmacy service to a group of wards under the supervision of a Senior Clinical Pharmacist participating in various rotations through the ward specialities. During your rotations, you will be supported by the practice supervisor to develop your skills and knowledge in a multitude of areas. We support the development of our staff through our Education and Training Department.

Main duties of the job

If you are ready to develop your knowledge in hospital pharmacy then we can support you. You will work alongside the multidisciplinary team on matters relating to the safe, economic, effective and evidence based use of medications. With support from our Medicines Management Technicians you will ensure that patients and carers understand how to take their medicines on discharge including counselling and liaising with primary care colleagues to ensure continuity of care. Rotations include training in the Medicines Information service, developing skills in handling enquiries on a range of topics from a variety of enquirers. Whilst on the ward Pharmacists are expected to implement the Trust Medicines Formulary and guide medical staff on adherence to Trust guidelines. All staff are expected to support and promote adherence to antimicrobial guidelines and safe and appropriate prescribing within the trust.

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all of our staff are vaccinated against COVID-19, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and our patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a detailed description of the Job roles and responsibilities please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • MPharm degree or equivalent qualification
  • Registered as a Pharmacist with the GPhC


  • Postgraduate qualification in Clinical Pharmacy



  • Awareness of current practice and policy affecting pharmacy practice in the NHS & understanding the NHS structure
  • IT literacy
  • Baseline clinical pharmacy knowledge


  • Roles and function of hospital pharmacy staff
  • Knowledge of RPS standards for hospital pharmacy
  • JAC computer skills



  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary healthcare setting.


  • Hospital Pharmacy Experience
  • Datix user

Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust


Darent Valley Hospital

Darenth Wood Road



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