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Lead Pharmacist, Vascular Surgery

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
A unique opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Pharmacist to join our welcoming Surgical Pharmacy team at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (ICHNT).

As a Lead Pharmacist for Vascular Surgery, you will be part of a team that delivers high quality pharmacy services to a wide range of elective and emergency surgery specialties across St Mary's hospital, Charing Cross hospital and Hammersmith hospital. You will play a fundamental role in supporting and leading in the expertise for vascular medicine and surgery.

As a lead pharmacist, you will be expected provide a clinical service to the inpatients within the vascular unit, which will involve medicines optimisation within a complex co-morbid population. You will also be expected to attend multidisplinary board and ward rounds to provide your pharmaceutical expertise. We are dedicated to ensuring that medicines optimisation is embedded across all aspects of care within the Trust to deliver safe, efficient and cost-effective use of medicines.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high-quality, patient-focused clinical pharmacy service to adult Vascular Surgery and surgical patients
  • To participate in medicines management initiatives to adult Vascular Surgery and surgical patients within the Trust
  • To provide clinical pharmacy, departmental and ward based services in line with Trust procedures and national legislation
  • To provide training and support to pharmacy, nursing and medical staff as required
  • To deputise and provide support to the Senior Lead Pharmacist, Surgery as required
  • To develop junior pharmacists within surgery by providing them with a structured education and training based ward programme
  • Review and report on medicines expenditure for Vascular Surgery and other surgical specialties and identify, implement and track cost allied improvement schemes
  • To ensure that service provision is flexible and responsive to patient needs

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is great opportunity to lead on and develop your expertise within not only vascular surgery but also dealing with complex conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, renal transplants, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease combined with the perioperative management of medicines. This is a patient facing role and provides many opportunities for providing healthcare professional and patient education allowing us to make a real difference to patient care. You will be required to carry out line management duties and support to our junior pharmacist team and pharmacy students.

For an informal discussion about the post or for further information please contact: Depal Patel, Senior Lead Pharmacist - Surgery on 0203 312 1104 or Nickisha Patel, current post holder 0203 312 1983.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmacy Practice or equivalent qualification
  • Undertakes continuing professional development (CPD) and maintains a CPD portfolio


  • Non-Medical Prescriber (or willing to achieve qualification upon attainment of post)



  • Appropriate post-registration training and experience in hospital Pharmacy - this must include a solid grounding in all aspects of hospital pharmacy practice
  • Previous relevant specialist clinical experience e.g. in surgery and intensive care
  • Practical clinical experience
  • Experience in the development of clinical guidelines/protocols


  • Experience of working in surgical, high dependency wards
  • Experience of working with senior healthcare professionals outside of Pharmacy
  • Experience of using electronic prescribing systems

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Good clinical practice knowledge
  • Able to attend early morning ward rounds on allocated days
  • Ability to demonstrate critical-thinking, advanced decision-making skills, risk assessment and analytical ability for problem solving
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to communicate empathetically with patients
  • Understanding of issues affecting medicines use across the interface


  • Experience of the JAC computer system

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W2 1NY

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