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Clinical Pharmacist

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Applications welcome from registered pharmacists and trainee pharmacists due to take the GPhC exam in June 2024.
  • Are you an enthusiastic and motivated pharmacist looking to join a friendly team of innovative and committed pharmacists?
  • Are you undertaking your foundation training year and want to work for a department that will invest in your development and career progression?
  • Are you currently working in community or primary care and would like to be supported in a transition to become a hospital clinical pharmacist?

If your answer is yes, then we have the perfect opportunity for you to join our fantastic team. We actively support the development of our pharmacists to ensure they learn and grow with us, fully funding the Clinical Diploma and non-medical prescribing qualification. Our pharmacists usually go on to join our highly regarded and innovative Dedicated-Ward-Pharmacist team.

Main duties of the job

Following a comprehensive induction programme, you will undertake a rotational clinical pharmacist role working closely with pharmacy colleagues and the wider multidisciplinary team. You will engage directly with your patients to achieve medicines optimisation throughout their inpatient journey from medicines reconciliation through to discharge. Rotations include a variety of specialities including stroke, frailty unit, paediatrics/neonatal, emergency department, healthcare of the older person, acute admissions unit and post-operative surgery. In addition to providing a pharmacy service at ward level, you willalsoundertake the role of responsible pharmacist when working in outpatient areas on a rotational basis.

We will provide all the resources you need to help develop your knowledge and skills during each rotation, providing support from senior clinical pharmacists, rotation objectives and study time to complete diploma work. We are continually looking to improve and develop our team and services, so all our clinical pharmacists are encouraged to contribute to our Clinical Improvement Group and Health and Wellbeing groups.

About us

The pharmacy department at Chesterfield Royal Hospital is modern, pro-active, forward-thinking and well respected both locally and nationally. We have won individual and team awards for innovation and clinical excellence in the Trust's staff recognition awards and have won awards at the Pharmacy Congress for our service developments.We are very committed to the development of pharmacist prescribing and have one of the highest percentages of active pharmacist prescribers in the country.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Through a varied rotational programme, to work within multidisciplinary healthcare teams to provide ward based clinical pharmacy services.
  • To deliver medicines optimisation and the safe transfers of care around medicines.
  • To participate in weekend, on-call, Bank Holiday, early and late working in accordance with agreed rotas.
  • To undertake a post graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy.
  • To undertake necessary continuing professional development in line with General Pharmaceutical Council standards.
  • To provide clinical pharmacy support to the inpatient and outpatient dispensaries and to undertake the role of Responsible Pharmacist when required.
  • To participate in the provision of medicines information and advisory services to patients and their relatives, medical and nursing staff, other healthcare professionals and organisations.
  • To provide professional supervision to pharmacy technical and support staff.
  • To contribute to the training of trainee and undergraduate pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
  • To participate in clinical audit.
  • To contribute to the practice and development of quality governance throughout the department.
  • To undertake any identified clinical and professional training and actively participate in the staff appraisal process.
  • To maintain professionalism and confidentiality at all times.
  • To be familiar and comply with relevant operational, personnel, health and safety policies and procedures, including fire safety, infection control, COSHH, no smoking and alcohol.

Person Specification



  • M.Pharm qualification
  • Registered with the GPhC


  • Membership with other relevant professional bodies e.g. UKCPA, RPS



  • Insight in to the practice of hospital based clinical pharmacy


  • Experience of hospital practice at pre-registration level

Skills and Knowledge


  • Good grasp of the principles of clinical pharmacy / therapeutics
  • Knowledge of hospital pharmacy practice
  • Knowledge of modern approaches to Medicines Management / optimisation
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Extended knowledge of hospital pharmacy practice and Medicines Management / optimisation

Personal Attributes


  • Confident communicator
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Strong team skills
  • Self-directed and able to work independently
  • Capable of undertaking Post Graduate study
  • Ability to prioritise and work under pressure

CARE values


  • CARE values

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital



S44 5BL

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