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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Do you have a passion for medicines? Are you looking to develop your career as a pharmacist? Would you like to find a good work-life balance?

Due to the current post holder starting maternity leave we have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and patient-focused pharmacist to join our established hospital pharmacy service at Liverpool Women's Hospital.

As part of the pharmacy team and wider multidisciplinary team (MDT), you will assist in delivering and developing a high quality clinical service to Gynaecology, Maternity & Neonates, ensuring that we provide the women and families using our services with the highest standards of care.

The post holder will rotate through the Level 3 NICU and work closely with the Liverpool Neonatal Partnership (LNP). They will also attend consultant-led MDT ward rounds across Gynaecology and Maternity which include critical care and infection control responsibilities.

The department also works very closely with the pharmacy services at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Alder Hey Children's Hospital and there may be opportunities for you to undertake rotations at these teaching Trusts in order to gain a wider clinical experience and expand your knowledge base.

Our Trust has recently launched as one of three Maternal Medicine Centres within the North West, ensuring that women with complex medical conditions in pregnancy have access to specialist care when needed and pharmacy will contribute to these developments.

Main duties of the job

If you are a hospital pharmacist who wants to experience a new challenge or a pharmacist looking for that next step in a supportive and friendly environment, then this is the post and Trust for you.

Clinical pharmacy experience in women's health services is desirable however if you have never covered these specialties then expert training and development will be provided by your designated mentor.

The NHS 2022 Staff Survey results for the Pharmacy team showed staff were satisfied with their opportunities for flexible working patterns and we are committed to helping staff to balance their work and home life. The results also showed that team leaders take a positive interest in staff health and well-being.

We encourage our team members to develop and progress their careers so we can support places on the Clinical Pharmacy for Secondary and Tertiary Care course at LJMU (PgCert, PgDip, MSc) or equivalent courses. We can also offer other research and development opportunities and your designated mentor will guide and lead you through your development as a specialist clinical pharmacist. Flexible working requests would be considered to ensure your work-life balance is enhanced.

If you have any questions then please contact Fadzai Nyazika, Lead Pharmacist for Maternity, Eimear Maguire, Lead Pharmacist for Gynaecology or Rachel Westhead, Lead Pharmacist for Neonates on 0151 702 4169. Informal visits to the department are also welcomed and encouraged.

About us

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust delivers the highest standards of care for women, babies and families. Each year we deliver over 7,500 babies, carry out over 49,000 gynaecological inpatient and outpatient procedures, care for over 1,000 poorly & preterm newborns, perform around 1,000 IVF cycles and have over 4,000 genetic appointments taking place. We believe that this along with a strong dedication to research & innovation makes us the specialist health provider of choice in Europe for women, babies and families.

We have some of the leading experts in their field, which has been showcased on national TV and news, making our teams famous across the world for professionalism, skill & compassion.

The Trust is constantly innovating and evolving it's services to provide the most cutting edge and modern care possible. As well as developing services on our current site we have long-term aspirations for the future. We have recently launched a number of new strategies which provide a detailed long-term plan for our services.

Check out why Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust is a great place to work using the links below:


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Job description

Job responsibilities

Overall Responsibility

To deliver, as part of a team, a comprehensive, safe and cost effective pharmaceutical service to the Trust and its patients.

To participate and assist in the development of a clinically orientated pharmacy service specifically linked to the specialist area.

Perform the professional role of a registered pharmacist which includes advice, supervision, co-operation, problem solving, and training and support of colleagues.

Clinical Pharmacist Duties

To be responsible for the provision and development of a clinical pharmacy service to a specific clinical speciality or patient group as agreed with the Deputy Chief Pharmacist. This will include:

Completing medicines reconciliation for patients on admission

Reviewing patients medication to ensure safe and effective use

Formulating individual patient pharmaceutical care plans

Therapeutic drug monitoring for specific drugs

Education of patients about their drug therapy

Participation in consultant wards rounds

Developing evidence based treatment protocols for use either within the directorate or across the Trust where appropriate

Facilitating implementation of local and national guidelines where appropriate

Challenging inappropriate prescribing

Providing information to medical staff, other healthcare professionals and members of the public regarding medicines

Delivering clinical and final dispensing checks within the systems for dispensing and issuing medication from the pharmacy, in accordance with the prevailing safe systems of work

Acting as the pharmacist on-duty for the dispensary as allocated

Responsibility for ensuring that medicines are available to meet the patients individual treatment needs in a timely manner

Managing clinical incidents involving medicines and explore ways of minimising risk of future re-occurrence

Facilitating patient discharge in line with departmental procedures to ensure seamless pharmaceutical care across the primary/secondary care interface

Co-operating with objective setting, individual personal assessment and continuing education and training programmes, in order to ensure continuing professional development and competence to practice as required by clinical governance

Participating in out-of-hours and oncall services offered to all directorates and external bodies were appropriate, weekend and Bank and Public Holiday working, in keeping with the Pharmacy Directorate arrangements on all Trust sites

Recording clinical interventions and activities in line with departmental policy

Documenting patient care contributions in the patients history notes and use the trusts incident reporting system to report any medication errors

Attending and participating in pharmacy clinical meetings

Working in conjunction with the self-medication / PODs system with technicians and nurses/midwives to promote the reuse of medicines

Enhanced Clinical

Facilitate the implementation of local and national guidance, including National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) where appropriate.

To work collaboratively with nurse consultants, and teams of specialist nurses within a nominated department.

To have or have the desire to obtain and use a non-medical prescribing qualification.


Work closely with and provide professional supervision to pharmacists and technical staff as needed during the provision of pharmaceutical care at ward level and within the dispensary.

Provide guidance on the legal and ethical aspects of drug use as necessary.

Ensure that security is maintained at all times, including that relating to computer systems

Participate in Continuing Professional Development as per the national guidelines of the General Pharmaceutical Council and the department policy.


Communicate effectively with all health professionals, using verbal, written and electronic methods as appropriate.

To respond positively and in a timely way to those changes which may occur and affect the nature, direction and delivery of pharmacy services.

To ensure that total confidentiality with regard to the business of the Trust is upheld at all times.

To act in the best interests of patients at all times to ensure they receive safe, effective and timely care.

Clinical Governance / Quality

To participate in the Trusts Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) Reporting Scheme, in accordance with other local and national initiatives/schemes and the requirements of Clinical Governance.

To promote and implement the Trusts Medicines management agenda: Including formulary, Prescribing Guidelines and policies to ensure the safe and cost effective use of medicines throughout the Trust and the Primary/Secondary Care interface.

To prepare and submit at least one (joint) publication annually to reflect the innovative and successful work of the Pharmacy Directorate. Undertake clinical audit and practice research within the hospital.

Education and training development

To provide and participate in education and training programmes for Pharmacy staff, other health care staff and patients. (This may include a role in undergraduate and post-graduate courses by agreement.)

To act as a mentor to vocational students, pre-registration and rotational pharmacists when appropriate.

Education of pharmacy, medical, nursing and other staff in medicines management

The post-holder must comply with all Trust policies and procedures and attend all necessary mandatory training.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Learning


  • Vocational Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Pre-registration training and experience, meeting the GPhC examination requirements
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy and/or equivalent


  • Non-medical Prescribing Qualification



  • Demonstrable experience as a qualified pharmacist within a range of clinical areas / demonstrable evidence of undertaking a role at rotational grade pharmacist level
  • Evidence of relevant audit, policy or practice research involvement


  • Experience in delivering pharmacy services to a specialist area
  • Published pharmaceutical research in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Acute/tertiary Hospital experience

Special Requirements


  • Able to participate in on-call rota

Skills, Knowledge & Aptitudes


  • Up-to-date knowledge of current NHS policies, processes and structures
  • Good communication and negotiation skills with other professionals, patients and carers, including verbal, written and electronic.
  • Good interpersonal skills, able to work with all grades of staff.
  • Good organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to work to deadlines and meet set targets.
  • Ability to perform calculations to a high degree of accuracy.
  • Computer literacy


  • Commitment to and demonstration of continuing professional development.
  • Teaching/training/mentoring skills.



  • Enthusiastic with ability to motivate self and others
  • Lead by example
  • Able to work alone and as a team member
  • Able to use initiative
  • Able to deal with and resolve conflict and disagreement and deal with sensitive issues
  • Patient focused
  • Able to deal with constant interruptions, multiple pressures and maintain quality
  • Conscientious and reliable
  • Methodical with attention to detail
  • Ability to work as per departmental weekend, evening and bank holiday rotas

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust


Liverpool Women's Hospital

Crown Street


L8 7SS

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