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Clinical Pharmacist

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Clinical Rotational Pharmacist who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients and staff receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

Exciting opportunities are available for enthusiastic and self-motivated Pharmacists with excellent interpersonal skills, to join our friendly and innovative Pharmacy Team based out of St Marys Hospital on the beautiful Isle of Wight

As a rotational clinical pharmacist, you will get the chance to work in many clinical areas including our Emergency Department and Acute Assessment Unit. You will also gain clinical experience in General Medicine, Stroke, Care of Older People, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Mental Health, Oncology, Haematology and Hospice care.

These positions are band 6 to band 7 developmental roles which involve completion of a fully Trust funded post-graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy (with prescribing qualification). Further to this we will support you to develop your skills to match the RPS Foundation Pharmacist Framework and will provide training to support your leadership and management skills. There are also many other training opportunities with paid study leave available.

Relocation assistance available up to �10,000 subject to the attached Trust Policy

Main duties of the job

The Pharmacy Team provide a core weekday service with some weekend and on-call duties which post-holders will form part of. On-call pharmacist duties are undertaken from home and calls are first screened via the Trust Clinical Site Management Team to ensure they are appropriate. All pharmacists are supplied with their own Trust laptop at induction. Its possible to dispense urgent medication via your laptop from home through the robots out of hours shute if required.

The Pharmacy Team based out of St Marys Hospital are energetic and forward looking, with a strong culture of patient safety and service quality. We believe in technology supporting excellent clinical practice and releasing time to care, with the JAC electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) having been embedded in practice for over 10 years. It is used creatively to enhance clinical practice with a fully integrated Omnicell medicines management system that seamlessly interfaces EPMA with pharmacy dispensing, stock control, clinical area automated medicines cabinetry (Omnicells) and further robotics within the Pharmacy department

About us

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post is a developmental role with grade appropriate to experience, knowledge, skills and competencies gained.

This post provides support and underpinning of the clinical work of senior clinical pharmacists

Support to the Chemotherapy / Haematology Services, Mental Health Services, Urgent Care Services, Medicines Advice services, Patient Services and all wards will be on a rotational basis and competencies needed to provide this support will be attained through the pharmacist rotational training programme.

Medicines Reconciliation and drug history transcribing will be undertaken by the post holder to Trust standards.

Systems for facilitating discharge medicines to meet patients and general practitioners needs will be ensured by this post.

Liaison with pharmacy staff, nursing staff, Allied Health Professionals, Medical staff, GPs will be required to ensure information communication is clear and timely.

Clinical management, support and supervision to pre-registration pharmacists, clinical placements, and under-graduate vacation pharmacy students will be provided by this post.

Professional development opportunities may include palliative care, and paediatrics.

A yearly performance appraisal will be arranged by the Lead Clinical Pharmacist. It is an opportunity to review the post holders job description, development and training needs, performance over the year, and agree objectives for the following year

Person Specification



  • Registration with GPhC
  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy
  • General level of knowledge in clinical issues and therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Evidence of competency / CPD portfolio in line with GPHC requirements
  • IT literate and aware of current legislation and professional ethics and practice, with ability to apply
  • Awareness of current practice and policy affecting pharmacy practice in the NHS


  • PgD Clinical Pharmacy Practice
  • Completion of full rotation through services with competency achievement

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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