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Clinical Pharmacist, Pre-assessment

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Stanmore, London
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced pharmacist to assist the Principal Pharmacist in delivering an excellent clinical pharmacy service to the pre-assessment unit. This is a full-time role (37.5 hours per week + on-call) to cover maternity leave for 12 months. You will have the characteristics of a self-motivated, dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking individual with excellent communication skills and a background in acute hospital pharmacy service provision such that you can provide clinical expertise to shape the pre-assessment services for the Trust.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Provide a high quality, safe and effective specialist clinical pharmacy service to the PAC
  • Assess and prioritise pharmaceutical requirements for patients reviewed at the PAC for surgical procedures
  • Manage own caseload and provide expert opinion on medicines when appropriate
  • Supervise and teach pharmacists, pre-registration students, undergraduate pharmacy students and pharmacy technicians in the provision of pharmacy services to the PAC
  • As an independent prescriber, prescribe medicines as appropriate within own competency
  • Undertake clinical audits and projects within the PAC
  • Provide medicines related training and development to doctors, nurses and pharmacy staff
  • Contribute to the departmental and organisational research and development agenda

Main duties of the job

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 Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (RNOH) is the largest orthopaedic hospital in the UK, and is regarded as a leader in the field of orthopaedics both in the UK and world-wide. The comprehensive range of neuro-musculoskeletal health care is unique within the NHS and ranges from the most acute spinal injury or complex bone tumour to orthopaedic medicine and specialist rehabilitation for chronic back pain.

The RNOH Pharmacy provides a comprehensive array of pharmacy services with the overall aim of providing outstanding patient care and safe, effective and economical use of medicines throughout the Trust as well as supporting education and training and promoting research.

The RNOH medicines optimisation strategy is varied, interesting and rewarding. This ranges from core clinical service provision, through to individual pharmacist clinical caseload management in clinics such as rheumatology/homecare, pre-operative assessment, outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) and chronic pain.

The opportunity exists for you to join a patient focused, forward thinking and highly motivated team of specialist clinical pharmacists, independent prescribing pharmacists, medicines optimisation technicians and pharmacy assistants in delivering high quality, safe and effective pharmacy and medicines optimisation services to patients and service users. The RNOH pharmacy department is a friendly, close-knit team where everyone is willing to offer a helping hand.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description for further details of duties and responsibilities.
  • To contribute to the Trust medicines optimisation agenda to ensure delivery of a safe, clinically and cost effective pharmacy service to the PAC
  • 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust


Stanmore Hospital

Brockley Hill

Stanmore, London


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