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Clinical Pharmacist

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on Experience
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
**Are you ready to make a difference? **

This post does not require on-call, out of hours, weekend or bank holiday working but you may be required to provide advice to support the on-call pharmacist or pharmacy team outside your normal working hours.

If you want to be a part of a team that continually strives to deliver outstanding clinical care to women, babies and their families then we need you!

We are seeking a highly motivated, collaborative and enthusiastic pharmacist to join our pharmacy team based at our Birmingham Women's Hospital pharmacy site. You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality, proactive and patient focused clinical pharmacy services in a range of specialties across the maternity, gynaecology and neonatal directorates to include neonatal intensive care so you really can make a difference to our patients every day you come to work.

We are proud to say we have a dynamic and supportive pharmacy team that aspires to provide safe, effective, and efficient care to every individual who comes through our doors. We strive to promote a happy, collaborative, and empowering work environment so each and every member of our team can thrive and make a meaningful impact.

Main duties of the job

To ensure medicines are prescribed safely, economically and are appropriate to the needs of the patient across various specialties.

Provide advice on pharmaceutical care to healthcare professionals and patients.

To record clinical interventions and medication incidents to highlight areas of concern.

To provide medication advice to patients and their families to ensure they are aware of their medicines and potential side effects.

To analyse directorate finance reports and identify cost saving opportunities.

To partake in clinical audit and service improvement projects.

To support antimicrobial stewardship.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and personal specification to view the full details for this opportunity at the Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and personal specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional details.

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • MPharm or equivalent degree
  • Successful completion of foundation year and exam
  • Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy with Independent Prescribing


  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Knowledge & Nature of Experience


  • Minimum 2 Suitable years post-qualification experience
  • Able to understand the complex clinical and social needs of patients and families and meet those needs whenever possible.
  • Able to understand complex clinical situations and to discuss and make recommendations to resolve issues arising from them with medical, nursing/midwifery and other staff.
  • Previous hospital pharmacy experience.

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Able to work independently, prioritise, set goals and meet deadlines.
  • Able to identify issues and use own initiative to address them.
  • Able to maintain standards and accuracy whilst working under pressure.
  • Aware of personal limitations and asks for help as required.

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge


  • Able to use a variety of computer software to organise and present information
  • Previous experience and knowledge of audit.
  • Awareness of requirements towards CQC.
  • Demonstrates continuing professional development.
  • An understanding of medication safety.


  • Previous experience of delivering clinical pharmacy services to neonatal patients and staff.
  • Previous experience of delivering clinical pharmacy services to a Women's directorate.
  • Familiarity with drugs expenditure and prescribing trends.

Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes


  • Good team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Trustworthy and respectful of confidential information about both patients and colleagues
  • Adaptable to change in working practices and flexible in terms of working hours on an occasional basis
  • Able to remain professional in challenging circumstances
  • Negotiating skills and powers of persuasion
  • Well organised
  • High standards of work presentation
  • Self-motivated with a 'can do' attitude

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Women's Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


B15 2TG

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