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Band 6 Clinical Support Pharmacist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for enthusiastic clinical pharmacists who can work as part of a team and are flexible regarding working practices.

You will be a highly motivated individual with good communication skills and a desire to use your knowledge, skills and experience to improve patient care and influence healthcare professionals in the best use of medicines.

The successful candidate will deliver a quality ward based clinical pharmacy service with support and guidance from our friendly team. You will undertake 3 month rotations through a variety of core clinical specialties to develop the foundation clinical skills and knowledge required to build a career within the NHS and progress to band 7.

UHB is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country. We have posts available at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital and Good Hope Hospital. Post holders based at Heartlands or Good Hope will also have the opportunity to undertake a rotation at Solihull Hospital.

You will be encouraged to undertaken a clinical diploma or equivalent RPS Foundation pathway and subsequently non-medical prescribing qualification. You will also be supported by formal induction training and dedicated time for education and training.

We welcome applications from qualified pharmacists in all sectors wanting to begin a career in hospital pharmacy as well as current Foundation Trainees looking to begin their career in the NHS. Training and support will be provided.

Main duties of the job

Using our advanced electronic patient record and prescription tool PICs, you will work alongside our technical team to review medicines reconciliations, optimise patient's medications and verify discharge prescriptions.

You will provide an extended service to the Acute Medical Unit as part of a larger clinical team to support medicines reconciliation at the point of admission ensuring excellent care to patients admitted to UHB.

You will work as the Responsible Pharmacist in our main dispensaries supporting the workflow as well as clinically screening clinic charts from a wide variety of specialities. Candidates based at Good Hope Hospital and Heartlands Hospital (as part or rotation to Solihull) will have an opportunity to screen outpatient prescriptions from a large variety of clinical specialities

This post holder will work weekends and bank holidays as per rotas, as well as a late-night service in our dispensaries and providing on-call services with support from a more experienced pharmacist.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Vocational Masters degree in pharmacy (or equivalent)
  • * Registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)



  • * Experience of working in pharmacy practice
  • * Previous participation in multi-disciplinary team
  • * Demonstrates commitment and enthusiasm for providing high quality pharmaceutical care
  • * Possesses knowledge of available resources to guide clinical decision making

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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