This job has expired

Clinical Pharmacist

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

View more

Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Pharmacist

Band 6 �35,392 - �42,618 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

It is an exciting time to be joining MKUH Pharmacy. We have had significant investment over the last few years in a fully refurbished Pharmacy department plus a state-of-the-art Aseptic Unit based within our new Cancer Centre. Research & Development is a key priority for the organisation and the Pharmacy Department. We also have a New Outpatient Pharmacy.

As a result of significant investment into our clinical pharmacy team, we are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated pharmacists to join our team and contribute to developing and delivering our services. This post would be ideal for a newly qualified pharmacist ideally with some experience of working in the hospital sector.

You will work closely with pharmacy colleagues and other healthcare staff to:
  • provide clinical pharmacy services across a variety of specialities.
  • support safe prescribing and medicines optimisation.
  • support medicines safety and quality improvement
  • provide medicines related advice to colleagues and patients.
  • support the safe and timely discharge of patients.
  • support clinical screening and accuracy checking within the dispensary

In return, you will be supported by the Pharmacy Service to grow in your chosen profession. You will have the opportunity to develop your own skills and undertake your own professional development.

Interview date: 18/12/23

Main duties of the job

Your role would be to support the principal pharmacists and pharmacy colleagues in delivering a consistently high-quality clinical pharmacy service on the wards and in the department, including medicines reconciliation and prescription validation.

To facilitate and support the efficient and cost-effective use of medicines and to comply with pharmacy procedures, clinical governance, quality assurance and risk management.

The rotations covered in this role will include patient services, clinical services (covering acute and general medicine, general surgery, trauma & orthopaedics and paediatrics), technical services (covering cancer and aseptic services) and medicines advice & safety.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be part of the pharmacy team and work with staff within the pharmacy department and across the Trust to enable the objectives of the Trust to be achieved.
  • To contribute to the Trusts compliance with Medicines Management standards and the Clinical Governance and Risk Management requirements
  • To ensure that appropriate levels of service are provided in accordance with statutory requirements and professional standards as described by the General Pharmaceutical Council and the hospital pharmacy standards of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
  • To contribute to the development, delivery and evaluation of clinical pharmacy services provided to a range of clinical specialities, including medicines management, medicines reconciliation and medicines optimisation.
  • To assist the relevant pharmacy manager in the development and delivery of pharmacy services which reflect the needs of the Trust and the other organisations to which we provide pharmaceutical services.
  • To undertake projects that will improve the quality of patient care / contribute to the
  • effective drugs budget management within a range of clinical specialities.
  • To supervise junior pharmacy staff and students in each area of responsibility, when assigned.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more information on the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • MPharm Degree (or equivalent)
  • Overseas Pharmacists' Assessment Programme (OSPAP) Postgraduate Diploma (if required)
  • Registration with GPhC



  • Work Experience in Pharmacy ideally including Hospital Pharmacy
  • Some knowledge of the structure and organisation of the NHS
  • Good clinical knowledge & ability to apply this to practice


  • Previously worked in Hospital Pharmacy
  • Able to describe the roles of hospital pharmacy staff
  • Able to discuss a current issue affecting hospital pharmacy



  • Demonstrates a professional attitude and has an understanding of professionalism
  • Computer Literate & Numerate
  • Exhibits personal organisational abilities
  • Demonstrates ability to plan and prioritise own workload to meet deadlines
  • Able to interpret technical / medical information
  • Able to follow instructions and procedures
  • Able to work alone and effective team player
  • Able to build and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues and patients
  • Attention to Detail
  • Ability to make decisions

Personal and people development


  • Enthusiastic, Reliable and Self motivated
  • Able to work well on own initiative
  • Demonstrates Reflective Practice
  • Demonstrates a commitment to CPD


  • Committed to a future career in hospital pharmacy



  • Good written & verbal communication skills in English

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pharmacy (Dept)

Milton Keynes


Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert