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Rotational Senior Clinical Pharmacist

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Carshalton and Epsom
£49,178 to £55,492 a year Pro-rata pa inc Outer (HCAS)
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated individuals to join our team as a Senior Rotational Clinical Pharmacist. If you're an ambitious and forward-thinking individual seeking to enhance your clinical expertise while honing your management skills, then this position is tailor-made for you.

When you join ESTH you'll be welcomed by our very friendly and welcoming team who will support you throughout your career.

If career progression is high on your priority list, we offer numerous specialised roles in our department at 8A and above, including paediatrics, antimicrobials, education and training, critical care, renal medicine, and biologics and homecare. We also offer support to our colleagues who are interested in completing the Independent Prescribing qualification.

But that's not all - As one of South West London's largest teaching hospitals, we offer a unique opportunity to expand your clinical knowledge. Our status as an Acute Trust ensures you'll be exposed to a diverse range of medical conditions, allowing our pharmacists to develop a breadth of clinical expertise. Additionally, we're home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre, and our dedicated paediatric hospital at St Helier provides a valuable opportunity to work with a diverse patient population and encounter an extensive array of medical conditions.

Main duties of the job

As a Senior Rotational Clinical Pharmacist, you'll work across a number of different rotations, including critical care, paediatrics, surgery, and a variety of medical specialties. Your daily responsibilities will encompass ward-based tasks, chart reviews, clinical interventions, working closely with the medical team to optimise medication regimens, patient education on medications, screening discharge prescriptions, and supporting junior or trainee pharmacists. In addition, you'll take the lead in conducting audits and driving quality improvement initiatives.

During 6-monthly rotations you will provide a comprehensive pharmaceutical service, working towards expert level knowledge during 6-monthly rotations. You will also be supported to develop managerial skills and expertise by working towards agreed objectives.

This position is full-time with a requirement for 37.5 hours of work per week, including participation in seven-day working and on-call rotas. However, we are open to applications from individuals seeking part-time, job-share, or flexible working arrangements.

If you'd like to be a part of a team that offers a supportive and collaborative environment fostering growth and development, where your contributions are valued and recognised, we invite you to apply

About us

The GESH hospital group is a leading healthcare provider in South West London, comprised of St George's University Hospitals and Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals. Our vision is to provide outstanding care, together, by collaborating and working in partnership to meet the needs of our patients, and making sure our services are affordable and fit for the future.

As GESH partners the pharmacy departments at St Georges University Hospital and Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals are working together in a number of areas including workforce, key functions such as medication safety and education and training and digital workstreams.

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

Together, as a Group, we will be the driving force behind the most integrated local system in the NHS.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of GESH collaborative work, we are working together on this recruitment campaign with Epsom and St Helier Hospital. This means that there may be an opportunity to work at either Trust in a similar role and there will be representation from both Trusts at the interview. Further details will be provided with interview invites.

In the full job description, you will see clearly the full range of duties within these roles that will enable you to work as part of the pharmacy team and with the clinicians and ward based teams to provide patient focused, individual care for our patients. Tell us in your application how you meet the criteria in the attached person specification.

Person Specification



  • Professional qualification - General Pharmaceutical Council registration
  • Certificate in clinical pharmacy (at least 12 months complete and working towards 18 months)


  • MSc in Clinical Pharmacy Practice or equivalent. Management training
  • Full Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Management training



  • Post registration UK hospital experience (min 18 months)
  • Experience of providing services to a broad variety of patients
  • Demonstrate evidence of good clinical knowledge and skills.


  • Management of staff/ Staff appraisal



  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Good organisational skills, self and others.
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Drug usage review/evaluation/audit experience


  • Clinical governance and risk management
  • Experience of contributing to or leading on the writing of trust guidelines, policies and procedures

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier and Epsom Hospital

Wrythe Lane, Carshalton, Surrey

Carshalton and Epsom


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