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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
As one of our many rotational specialist clinical pharmacist, band 7 you will be part of a large, friendly and supportive team dedicated to excellent patient care and staff development.

The Clinical Pharmacy team includes numerous experienced, advanced specialists who support and nurture the junior pharmacists to learn and develop the clinical knowledge, skills, and experience to equip you for a wide range of career options.

The band 7 rotational specialist pharmacist rotation is complimented by an extensive junior pharmacist rotation and our Band 7 to 8a development pathway. We are supportive of flexible working (part time hours can be considered) and although previous postgraduate learning is desirable all our band 7 rotational specialist pharmacists are encouraged and supported to study for a diploma and prescribing qualification if not already obtained.

Main duties of the job

We are very proud of our pharmacist development programmes, having a proven track record in developing junior pharmacists to become excellent Advanced Specialist Pharmacists (Band 8a) and other roles.

Our development programmes include a band 7 to 8 pathway which aligns with the national Core Advanced Pharmacist Curriculum. The rotations include Acute Medicine, Critical Care, Haematology/Oncology, Paediatrics, Antimicrobial stewardship, Neurology, Cardiothoracics, medicines information, formulary and medicines Safety. All rotations are 6 months in length and include clinical and dispensary commitments plus speciality project and development work.

Our pharmacy department has excellent links with the Keele University Pharmacy and Medical Schools and there are opportunities to gain experience in delivering formal and informal teaching to pharmacy and medical students and to undertake research.

We support every one of our pharmacists with opportunities to explore and develop their own individual interests as part of building their own, unique, career portfolio. Training time is allocated for a wide range of courses and opportunities for example all band 7 rotational specialist pharmacists have been supported to complete the UKCPA Critical Care module within the past 12 months and a number have undertaken the Trust's Gateway to Management and Gateway to Leadership courses.

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

More Information on the Pharmacy Department The Pharmacy team is young, diverse, vibrant and forward thinking and has a proven track record in re-engineering services to improve the delivery of patient focused, pharmaceutical care and optimise the use of medicines within the Trust. In the near future we will be upgrading our robotic dispensing capabilities and implementing our EPMA system across the Trust and using innovative technology to improve how we work.

National recognition of this work has been received over a number of years. Staff are actively encouraged to participate in audit and practice research and attend national and regional symposia to share this work. Our on-call commitment is minimal, an average of 1 in 30 for our band 6 and 7 pharmacists. We offer extensive training, IT equipment and senior support for our on-call service. As a centre of expertise, we can offer you scope to further develop and progress your pharmacy career.

We are looking for flexible, enthusiastic and committed Band 7 Pharmacists to join our Team. So if you want to join a supportive and forward thinking pharmacy department then submit your application now, as we would love to hear from you.

As a team we encourage everyone to have a voice and through working together we ensure that we can adapt to support the needs of patients and our staff.

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications


  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm)
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Has successfully completed a minimum of one year of a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and studying/prepared to study for Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Diploma / MSc or equivalent Qualification or evidence of equivalent experience or training


  • Completed a Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent advanced practice supported by training
  • Member of the RPSGB
  • Member of the UKCPA

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience


  • Broad post registration experience in hospital pharmacy.
  • Recent broad clinical pharmacy experience and knowledge.
  • Commitment and evidence of professional updating and formal continuous professional development (CPD)
  • Experience of training and supervising other staff e.g. trainee pharmacists, work experience students
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to present written information clearly, concisely and accurately
  • computer literate including ability to use Microsoft Word, email and internet


  • Extensive hospital pharmacy operational experience e.g. technical services, MI, dispensary and clinical pharmacy
  • Knowledge of directorate pharmacy services
  • Evidence of involvement in pharmacy practice research and/or audit
  • Previous experience in specialist clinical areas available at UHNM

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road



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