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Advanced Specialist Pharmacist

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
Depending on experience £43,742 - £57,349
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has become available in the role of Advanced Specialist Pharmacist for Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. The successful candidate will primarily be based at the Royal Stoke site, working as part of our growing Medicine team of pharmacists and technicians delivering a high quality clinical service on a daily basis to our gastroenterology and hepatology ward, as well as all the associated out-patient services including viral hepatitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The post holder will work closely with the wider multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, nursing staff and directorate management team working across the Specialised Medicine Directorate.

To be considered you will be an experienced clinical pharmacist, able to demonstrate ability in delivering high quality evidence-based, cost-effective pharmaceutical care for our patients. In addition, the ability provide financial and risk management support. We are looking for someone who has an enthusiasm for this specialism and the ability to work amongst a large team of clinicians and specialist nurses.

Main duties of the job

Utilise expert pharmaceutical knowledge to manage acutely ill patients in the gastroenterology and hepatology setting.

To utilise the skill of / work towards being an active independent prescriber.

Provide specialist prescriber support for complex and expanding medicine regimes e.g. high-cost drugs used within IBD and viral hepatitis.

Support flow with efficient discharge medication supply routes.

As with all our Advanced Pharmacist posts, this role has the responsibility of managing junior staff.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person Specification



  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent
  • Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Diploma / MSc or equivalent Qualification - B8A
  • Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Certificate and working towards the completion of the Diploma - B7
  • Independent Prescriber with appropriate annotation on GPhC register or willing to undertake appropriate training to become an active independent prescriber
  • Commitment and evidence of professional updating and mandatory continuing professional development portfolio


  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Great Britain (RPSGB) and / or Faculty status
  • Formal management and / or leadership qualification
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacy
  • Member of United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association and / or specialist group(s)



  • Comprehensive experience as a clinical pharmacist practitioner including a solid grounding in a broad range of clinical specialties. - B7
  • Extensive hospital pharmacy experience post Diploma - B8B
  • Broad knowledge of therapeutics and application to clinical practice
  • Experience in working directly with clinicians, the wider multidisciplinary team, patients and the public
  • Evidence of ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate therapeutic options to patients and healthcare staff
  • Education and training experience including supervision and appraisal, with feedback, of junior staff and students


  • Substantial post registration experience of UK hospital pharmacy practice.
  • Have recent clinical pharmacy experience in speciality
  • Experience working with clinical trials and knowledge of the regulations relating to them
  • Experience of directorate pharmacy services and / or writing drug usage reports
  • Experience of managing a team Management experience and / or experience of undertaking appraisals
  • Evidence of involvement in writing of Guidelines

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust



Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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