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Senior Pharmacist- Antimicrobial Stewardship & Academic Practitioner

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic, motivated, and dynamic clinical pharmacist to work in a collaborative clinical & academic post between the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and the University of Birmingham. The post holder will work across the two organisations.

At the Royal Wolverhampton, you will work alongside our principal pharmacist for AMS to deliver the antimicrobial stewardship agenda, improve patients care and reduce antimicrobial resistance.

At Birmingham University you will be contributing to the well-established educational and research excellence of the university.

The Pharmacy Team are proud winners of the Trust's Clinical Team of the Year Award 2024, and our overwhelmingly positive staff survey results speak for themselves. We are looking for a leader who demonstrates the Trust values and will continue to develop a culture of inclusivity and continuous learning which makes the pharmacy directorate at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust one of the best places to work.

We recognise the variety of opportunities available to pharmacy professionals and if you choose to join our team, we want you to feel valued and supported. We will work with you to fulfil your full potential whether that be through further education and training, new experiences or coaching and mentoring.Our friendly Pharmacy Education and Training Team are in place to support your advanced practice development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside our principal pharmacist for antimicrobial stewardship and consultant microbiologists.

Support the Trust on the system wide delivery of AMS and to work with local, regional and national stakeholders to ensure delivery of the NHSE Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) strategy.

Providing highly specialist evidence-based advice in infection management whilst training all grades of clinical staff on to encourage and ensure good prescribing practices, optimise outcomes and reduce individual patient and organisational risk.

Attend regular AMS and antifungal stewardship (AFS) ward rounds.

Lead, manage and strategically develop specialist clinical pharmacy and medicines optimisation services related to the use of antimicrobial agents within the Trust.

At the university, the postholder will participate in the design, development, delivery, and leadership of a range of programmes of study with a focus on the principles of Clinical Pharmacy relevant to undergraduate pharmacy, postgraduate education, or CPD delivery. This will involve a wide range of subjects relevant to the practice of pharmacy or clinical applications of pharmacy. Scholarship aligned to the core research themes of the College and/or School would be advantageous.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve the quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

The University of Birmingham School of Pharmacy has a collegial culture, and resides within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences facilitating interdisciplinary working with researchers and practitioners in Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Science, Nursing, and Physiotherapy. Our educational environment encourages collaboration with clinical colleagues, enabling inter-professional education and innovative teaching. You will be working with highly experienced academics.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification attached to the vacancy for a detailed description.

Applicants who have not completed a post graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent qualification, may be considered for a band 7 -8a step up post.

Applicants must be registered with the GPhC, have comprehensive experience as a clinical pharmacist in a hospital setting, and have a postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent.

Person Specification



  • Comprehensive experience as a clinical pharmacist including a solid grounding in a broad range of clinical specialties
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent organisational, time management, prioritisaition and leadership skills
  • Previous experience of supervising, training and assessing staff, or leading an aspect of an education programme


  • Ability to demonstrate specialist knowledge of pharmacy in the context of Education and Training and AMS
  • Experience of implementing or delivering the objectives of cost/service improvement programmes



  • Registered Pharmacist with the GPhC
  • Postgraduate clinical diploma or equivalent qualification/accreditation (e.g. RPS Newly Qualified Pharmacist Pathway)


  • Independent prescribing qualification
  • Additional education, research or leadership/management qualification

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


WV10 0QP

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