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Advanced Pharmacist - Neurosciences

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a dynamic and forward thinking pharmacist with excellent clinical skills to join our senior clinical pharmacy team. You will work as part of the neurosciences pharmacy team to provide an advanced clinical pharmacy service to The Walton Centre, a specialist Trust which provides tertiary neurology, neurosurgery, spinal and pain management services to a wide catchment area. The role includes participating in daily multidisciplinary ward rounds and in the well established pharmacist prescribing service for patients newly admitted on the morning of their elective neurosurgery. You will also work with other clinical staff to contribute to contribute to various pharmacy and medicines management roles within The Walton Centre, including developing guidelines and policies and monitoring medicines usage and expenditure within the Trust.

The Pharmacy Department in LUHFT (Aintree site) delivers a full pharmacy service to The Walton Centre (based on the same site) under a service level agreement with The Walton Centre.

Applicants must be Pharmacists registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and have a postgraduate clinical diploma or equivalent experiential learning along with experience working as a specialist pharmacist, and current (or imminent) registration as a prescriber.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job
  • Assist The Walton Centre Lead Pharmacist in the development of pharmacy services and medicines management within The Walton Centre.
  • To provide a safe and effective advanced clinical pharmacy service to The Walton Centre.
  • Assist The Walton Centre Lead Pharmacist in providing clinical training and supervision, relevant to The Walton Centre, for other Trust staff.
  • Identify the clinical and economic impact of medicines use, develop and implement clinical guidelines, monitor drug expenditure and support the area to meet their clinical and financial targets.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide an advanced clinical service to The Walton Centre in accordance with professional, departmental and Trust policies.
  • Provide highly specialist pharmaceutical information to medical and nursing staff and patients within The Walton Centre and to General Practitioners and other staff within the Trust where appropriate.
  • Participate in consultant ward rounds and multidisciplinary meetings relevant to the designated ward(s).
  • Investigate any medicines related incidents or complaints from the designated clinical area and explore ways of minimising risk of future re-occurrence or risk to staff.
  • Liaise with appropriate health care professionals within Primary Care Trusts to ensure the effective and efficient use of resources across the primary/secondary care interface and where necessary develop shared care protocols.
  • Support The Walton Centre Lead Pharmacist in the development of relevant business cases/plans for service developments relevant to the pharmacy service provided to The Walton Centre
  • Provide clinical training for pharmacy undergraduates, pre-registration pharmacists, postgraduate pharmacists and technicians.
  • Train and supervise band 6 and 7 rotational pharmacists in providing clinical pharmacy services within the designated directorate.
  • Tutor pharmacists undertaking a postgraduate clinical diploma/M.Sc. in clinical pharmacy.
  • Participate in the training of medical and nursing staff and other paramedical disciplines either within or external to the Trust as appropriate.
  • Undertake individual appraisals for nominated pharmacists in the department.
  • To report and deliver a full assessment of medicine costs both in use and horizon scanning for The Walton Centre.

For a full list of duties, please refer to the attached job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • Computer literate



  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Self-motivating and able to motivate/inspire others


  • Ability to affect and manage change



  • Excellent clinical knowledge and practical clinical skills for the relevant specialist role
  • Good all round clinical knowledge and practical clinical skills



  • Vocational master's degree in pharmacy
  • Membership of The General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent documented clinical experience
  • NMP qualification (or within 3 months of registration)


  • MRPharmS



  • Significant experience in a relevant specialist pharmacist role
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship experience
  • Demonstrable commitment to continuing professional development / education


  • Experience as a NMP

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Lower Lane


L9 7AL

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