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Senior Clinical Pharmacist

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inc HCAS Outer London
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join our department as a band 7 pharmacist. We support our staff to complete a postgraduate diploma and/ or independent prescribing whilst developing the necessary skillset to grow into a senior pharmacist.

The post holder will join a team of specialist and generalist clinical pharmacists, medicines optimisation technicians and pharmacy assistants in delivering high quality, safe and effective care to patients and service users. You will undertake ward based clinical pharmacy activities in addition to six monthly specialist workstream rotations. These areas include and are not limited to: medicines safety, pre-operative assessment, drugs and therapeutic committee, spinal rehabilitation medicine, acute pain, chronic pain clinics, clinical trials and research, metabolic bone disease and rheumatology, homecare, complex long-term bone and soft-tissue infection management as well as post-operative care and high dependency/critical care.

This is a full time role entailing 37.5 hours per week and includes weekend and on-call commitment on a rota basis.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, forward thinking and pro-active clinically orientated pharmacist to join our progressive team at RNOH. There is extensive scope for the successful applicant to develop on both a personal and professional level through exposure to all departmental activities, contributing towards portfolio building and the opportunity for further roles in the future. The post holder will be required to possess good communication and interpersonal skills, be able to work effectively in busy environments both independently and within a team. Computer skills are essential. Ideally, the post holder should have previous NHS experience and be working towards or completed a clinical pharmacy diploma.

About us

The RNOH is a national centre of excellence with an international reputation for diagnosis, assessment and treatment of neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.It is an exciting time to join our department as we implemented ePMA in the Trust in 2022. Alongside expansion to the theatre facilities, there are ever growing opportunities to contribute to medicines optimisation. Our pharmacy dispensary has been relocated to an innovative, purpose built area which has dedicated office workspace and improved facilities for staff training, research and patient consultation areas.Research and ongoing development is highly encouraged within the department and the Trust. We actively promote publication of research and involvement at external conferences this includes regular submissions of posters and presentations at conferences nationally and internationally. Our department profile includes a UKCPA award-winning poster, publishing in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national conferences.

Other examples of the department's innovation and achievement projects include creation of the medicines safety dashboard and monthly bulletin, pharmacist led opioid deprescribing clinics and contribution to developing national guidelines.

The medicines optimisation agenda is challenging but rewarding with a clinical focus. To enable this, this exciting opportunity has arisen for a forward thinking and highly motivated pharmacist to join our friendly close-knit pharmacy team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To contribute to the Trust medicines optimisation agenda to ensure delivery of a safe, clinically and cost effective pharmacy service
  • To review local policies and guidelines on good prescribing practice
  • To ensure that service provision is flexible and responsive to patients needs To be an educational supervisor to pre-registration pharmacists
  • To mentor and support junior members of staff
  • To contribute to the education and training programme for all pharmacy and clinical staff
  • To work closely with the wider MDT in the Trust and provide medicines expertise
  • To meet the department and Trusts audit agenda and quality improvement objectives
  • Critical evaluation of medicines expenditure and financial reporting

Person Specification



  • Degree in pharmacy (BPharm/MPharm depending on year of qualification), Approved by GPhC
  • Registration with GPhC
  • Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Clinical Pharmacy (or working towards completion in the second year)


  • Basic management training
  • Working towards portfolio development according to RPS framework
  • Independent prescriber (or working towards qualification)
  • RPS membership



  • Minimum 2 years in NHS Hospital Pharmacy
  • Experience in delivering training
  • Experience in undertaking audit
  • Undertaking of out of hours service provision and/or independent working


  • Clinical trial work
  • Working as an Independent Prescriber
  • Clinical caseload management
  • Running telephone and in-person clinics for patients



  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to apply knowledge and theory into practice
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritise work and meet set targets
  • Computer literacy
  • Innovation and motivation of self and others
  • Able to work as part of a team and as an individual
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism
  • Ability to concentrate on complex tasks and being able to cope with frequent interruptions for urgent requests - works well in busy environments.



  • NHS hospital work
  • Current national pharmacy issues
  • Current NHS issues
  • Legislation and ensures compliance for self and others
  • Knowledge of Medicines

Employer details

Employer name

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust


Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital



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