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Clinical Rotational Pharmacist

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for an enthusiastic Pharmacist to join our team of Clinical Rotational Pharmacists. The post will offer a range of exciting and unique clinical and professional development opportunities as you rotate within the Pharmacy Department.

Main duties of the job

To provide an advanced clinical pharmacy service to ward(s) within specialist area.

To deliver designated performance objectives specific to the allocated rotation area(s).

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts applying for a fixed term/secondment position, can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying. There are no restrictions if applying for a permanent position.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 22nd May 2024

Interviews are due to be held week commencing 3rd June 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Masters level degree in pharmacy.
  • Post-graduate preregistration year.
  • Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • Completed Certificate (Year 1) of Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy/General Pharmacy Practice and studying for completion of year


  • Completed year 1 and year 2 of Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy/General Pharmacy Practice)*.
  • MSc in Clinical Pharmacy (or equivalent)*.
  • Qualified and registered as an Independent prescriber.
  • Risk management training.
  • Professional and final accuracy checking



  • Moderate post-registration hospital experience including prescription screening in inpatients/outpatients, medicines reconciliation, medicines information, experience of preparative services either TPN/chemotherapy.
  • Experienced clinical pharmacist who has covered a range of specialities. Medicine including elderly care, acute medicine, and including specialist medicine and Surgery including general surgery and other surgical specialities
  • Documentation in medical notes.
  • Writing reports
  • Writing or assisting in writing drug policies and guidelines/PGD development.
  • Evidence of having conducted a clinical audit


  • Recent post-registration hospital experience, ideally including previous experience in a teaching hospital and experience of more than one hospital.
  • Experienced clinical pharmacist (at band 7) including one or more of the following neurosciences, paediatrics, critical care, renal, transplant, oncology, haematology
  • Evidence of having written pharmaceutical and/or educational publications.
  • Experience as a personal tutor to a range of staff groups.
  • Drug expenditure analysis and reporting.
  • Horizon scanning.
  • Ability to take initiative and lead on projects including change management.



  • Good clinical knowledge of drugs and therapeutic trends within general medicine and surgery.
  • Knowledge of NICE and NPSA guidance and subsequent examples of local implementation
  • Knowledge of Health care systems and NHS changes.
  • Computer literate with experience of Word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • Familiar with the use of a range of visual aids for teaching.
  • Pharmacy computer systems training.



  • Good organisation skills/time management.
  • Able to prioritise workload and target efforts appropriately
  • Self motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to give oral presentations appropriate to the level of the audience including students
  • Able to produce written reports.
  • Good consultation skills.
  • Proven ability to influence and negotiate with all grades of staff.
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Ability to listen and act on direction from senior pharmacists
  • Ability to review the pharmaceutical care of patients in a reasonable time frame including medicines reconciliation


  • Ability to remain calm and work effectively under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Able to produce written support materials for training.
  • Proven ability to teach and train a range of staff groups.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills road



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