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Acute and Respiratory Specialist Pharmacist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Are you a current post-registration hospital pharmacist or clinical pharmacist working in another area of practice? Are you looking to gain varied and exciting specialist experience in our hospital's acute medical unit and respiratory unit? If so, University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Trust (UHBW) has an exciting opportunity to join our friendly and supportive team.

Do you want to join a friendly, thriving and innovative team committed to providing the best possible pharmaceutical care? Our UHBW Bristol site is comprised of 7 hospitals in Bristol city centre, providing local and regional acute services for South Bristol, South West England and parts of South Wales.

We are looking for motivated and ambitious new team members to join our working within our Medicine team. Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate post-registration experience in clinical practice with development against the RPS Foundation Pharmacy Framework, will be GPhC registered and be able to demonstrate their experience in clinical practice through application and interview showcasing their readiness to move into a more specialist role. Please note this post is 1 year fixed term to cover a career break.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide pharmaceutical advice to acute and respiratory medicine areas and will look to develop the clinical service and further their own development in these areas. This role will provide leadership to the pharmacy medicine team at various points in the week co-ordinating the workflow and junior pharmacist assignments to optimise patient experience and hospital flow. You will contribute to clinical projects, quality improvement programmes and teaching through developing management, leadership and educational skills in conjunction with the lead pharmacists in medicine.As a member of the pharmacy team you will be required to provide general pharmaceutical duties to the various sections of the pharmacy department providing leadership and supervision for supporting staff. The post holder will be required participate in the pharmacy department late, weekend and bank-holiday rotas.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward- thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, an overview of our offering to you and the main responsibilities please refer to the job description, supporting document and development pathway attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in pharmacy
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Postgraduate certificate (or equivalent) in Clinical Pharmacy


  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
  • Post graduate diploma or Master's degree in clinical pharmacy
  • Independent prescribing qualification

Knowledge and experience


  • Evidence of UK hospital pharmacy experience
  • Previous experience of audit or quality improvement
  • One-to-one and small group teaching
  • Knowledge of common medical conditions encountered and of safe and appropriate drug treatments
  • Knowledge of the legal framework for the dispensing, prescribing and administering of medicines
  • Acute medicine and / or respiratory experience


  • Quality improvement methodology and project working
  • Line-management

Skills and abilities


  • Ability to operate multiple clinical digital systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Problem identification and solving
  • Prioritisation and task management
  • Lateral thinking
  • Ability to critically analyse prescriptions for clinical appropriateness
  • Can organise own and other's work to meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to make safe and clinically relevant decisions in high pressure environments
  • Proficient at collaboration and influencing
  • Ability to manage a small team of junior pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on a daily basis

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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