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Specialist Surgery Pharmacist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
14 Mar 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opportunity for a Specialist Surgery Pharmacist to develop a career in Surgery, build skills as a directorate pharmacist and work with aspirational pharmacy and surgical teams. You will work in a clinical role across various surgical specialties across 3 hospitals, delivering education and training, gain experience in audit, quality improvement of services, improving medicines safety and access to medicines. You will have the opportunity to carry out directorate work including formulary activities, electronic prescribing, guidelines and procedures review and medicines expenditure surveillance within Surgery.

At Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people. Become part of a vibrant pharmacy team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. Our trust delivers elective and emergency surgical care. Surgical specialties include major trauma, plastic, orthopaedic, surgical rehabilitation, colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, bariatric, vascular, endocrine surgery, ear, nose and throat, urology, breast and ophthalmology.

You will be self-motivated and organised with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will need to be able to develop effective working relationships with a wide range of professionals. You will need good IT skills and be able to work with various IT programs & databases.

Applicants should be a pharmacist registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Upon joining Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust you should have completed a minimum of 18 months of a postgraduate clinical pharmacy diploma and working towards full diploma or equivalent experiential learning.

Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March 2024

Main duties of the job

You will rotate between St Mary's, Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospital sites in order to provide a comprehensive clinical pharmacy service to surgical wards.

Ensuring the safe, clinically effective and cost efficient use of medicines whilst undertaking quality improvement projects to drive efficiency in surgical admissions, discharge and medicines safety.

You will have the opportunity to undertake medicines expenditure surveillance and ensure safe and appropriate use of medicines through audit and service evaluation.

You will also be involved in supporting & helping develop trainee pharmacists, band 6 pharmacists & medicines management pharmacy technicians as appropriate.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

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 overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Certificate in Pharmacy Diploma or equivalent relevant postgraduate experience & studying for completion of full Diploma


  • Non-medical prescribing qualification



  • Appropriate post-registration training and experience in hospital pharmacy - this must include a solid grounding in all aspects of hospital pharmacy practice (medicines information, aseptic services, ward services and dispensing)
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate therapeutic options for patients
  • Undertaken a minimum of 1 inpatient clinical rotation in a surgical area


  • Experience of drug expenditure reporting
  • Experience in working in adult surgical specialty or multiple surgical specialty areas
  • Evidence of developing or assisting in the development of drug policies, procedures, guidelines or PGDs

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Good ability to organise and prioritise work
  • Good clinical practice knowledge including the ability to analyse patient specific information to advise on management of medicines
  • A good understanding of national and local priorities
  • Good personal organisation and time management skills


  • Good ability to organise and prioritise work
  • Good understanding of financial aspects of PbR excluded medicines / Blueteq

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W6 8RF

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