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Pharmacist Specialist - Planned Care

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Part Time

Job Details

We are recruiting for a Pharmacist Specialist - Planned Care who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and adaptable pharmacist with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to support the pharmacy department.

The successful candidate will utilise their clinical knowledge to deliver a high quality, safe and effective person-centred clinical pharmacy service to patients on specialist surgical wards within the Trust, working closely with the multidisciplinary team.

This post comes with development opportunities that include undertaking the non-medical prescribing qualification and NHS leadership training.

Whilst this role is currently advertised as a part time (24 hours per week) 12 month fixed-term post, there will be real opportunities to make this a substantive post for the right candidate. A suitable working pattern over 3-4 days can be negotiated.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

To act as the lead pharmacist for a designated surgical speciality ensuring all aspects of the service are developed and supported.

To provide a specialist clinical pharmacy service, critical care, theatres, trauma and orthopaedics, general surgery, plastics, ophthalmology, urology and speciality surgery covering all aspects of medicines management.

To support the Pharmacist Team Lead - Planned Care, in directorate reporting, undertaking audits as required and assisting with the provision of financial and other information.

To provide clinical training and assessment of junior clinical pharmacists and foundation trainee pharmacists whilst on rotation through surgery.

To provide education and training for doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals.

To undertake risk management and ensures compliance with medicines legislation.

To carry out general dispensing and associated clinical and pharmaceutical duties and to assist with the provision of the pharmaceutical service to the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

To provide teaching and day to day supervision of junior clinical pharmacists, technicians and pharmacy support workers.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training


  • Masters Degree MPharm
  • Registered with the GPhC as a pharmacist
  • Mandatory CPD to maintain fitness to practice
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy Practice or equivalent (or working towards)


  • Qualified and registered as a non-medical prescriber (or working towards completion of NMP qualification)
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Previous Experience


  • Relevant post registration experience in hospital pharmacy
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Supervision of staff
  • Proven experience of audit


  • Experience in planned care (surgery)
  • Training of foundation year pharmacists and junior staff
  • Project management and report writing
  • Experience in writing policies/guidelines/PGDs
  • Tutoring of post graduate trainee pharmacists or foundation year pharmacists



  • High level of professionalism
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Good team member - able to work well with all levels of staff
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to manage own time and prioritise workload and tasks effectively
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Able to use initiative
  • Assertive and confident
  • Able to work alone or with minimal supervision
  • Ability to remain calm and work effectively under pressure
  • Effective training skills
  • Good oral and written presentation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills


  • Able to negotiate with staff at all levels
  • Able to lead on audit projects
  • Able to meet deadlines for projects/guidelines/policies
  • Proven ability to teach a range of staff groups
  • Leadership skills
  • Critical Appraisal skills



  • Excellent general clinical knowledge
  • Knowledge of drugs used and therapeutic trends within specialised area
  • Able to apply clinical knowledge to specialist surgical patients
  • Knowledge of healthcare systems, guidance and NHS change
  • Knowledge of post graduate education for pharmacists
  • Confident user of Excel, Microsoft Word and Powerpoint


  • Able to critically appraise research data

Other Requirements


  • Enthusiastic
  • Conscientious and reliable
  • Team player
  • Flexible
  • Polite and courteous
  • Self-motivating
  • Able to demonstrate reflective practice
  • Innovative
  • Experience of communication with a consultant
  • Role model our Trust values every day


  • Experience and evidence of engagement around equality, diversity and inclusion issues in relation to policy, service development and service delivery in respect of both services to users and the management of staff

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Lane



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