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Early Career Pharmacist

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
**Applications welcomed from trainee pharmacists looking to join the register in 2024**

Are you a trainee pharmacist looking for a job in a friendly, supportive and exciting clinical environment?

At the James Paget University Hospital, we pride ourselves on our experienced and supportive clinical pharmacy team who can help to support and nurture you in the early stages of your career as a hospital pharmacist. With close ties to the UEA School of Pharmacy, as well as funded positions on both the Newly Qualified Pharmacist Programme (NQP) and the integrated prescribing diploma -NQPIP courses, you will have access to a high quality postgraduate teaching and qualifications. Thanks to a recent successful recruitment drive, we are developing a team of pharmacists with a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as developing innovative clinical roles. As a department, we are focusing on adapting and modernising our clinical service in line with our new hospital rebuild starting in 2025. If you are keen to rapidly progress your career, then this is the hospital for you. We invest in our staff to allow them to grow and to take on more senior roles and opportunities if desired.

Main duties of the job

  • Providing a clinical pharmacy ward-based service with the opportunity to care for patients in a wide range of specialities which may include emergency medicine, surgery, cardiology, intensive care, gastroenterology, paediatrics, frailty, oncology/haematology and respiratory.
  • Clinical verification and accuracy checking of prescriptions including in patient, outpatient and discharge prescriptions.
  • Giving advice to medical, nursing, other healthcare staff and patients on all aspects of the safe & effective use of medicines.
  • Facilitating medicines reconciliation, discharge planning, and patient counselling assisted by our team of pharmacy technicians.

We are keen to support flexible working opportunities where possible and if you would like to discuss a specific working pattern to suit your work/life balance or a multi-role career then please contact us to discuss this.

Our hospital is an amazing place to work and we would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about joining our team here on England's east coast.

About us

As a teaching hospital, we are part of the University of East Anglia Medical School and have good links with the University of East Anglia School of Pharmacy.

The east coast is a great place to live:
  • Located 5 minutes from Gorleston Beach, with 3 miles of golden sands rated by Tripadvisor as the best beach in the UK and ranked in the top 10% of attractions worldwide.
  • Located near the Broads National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty consisting of over 200km of waterways which provides access to activities including boating, kayaking and paddleboarding.
  • Transport links to the city of Norwich, named by the Sunday Times as one of the UK's best places to live

What we can offer you
  • Based on the sunrise coast covering Norfolk and Waveney communities
  • CQC rated good 450 bedded hospital, highly rated in the NHS Staff survey
  • New hospital in development
  • NHS Terms and Conditions including generous annual leave
  • Flexible working including working patterns/hours
  • Wellbeing support community
  • A range of training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Adopting and working towards a Just Culture approach
  • Affordable local property prices
  • Relocation package may be available
  • On-site crche
  • On-site accommodation
  • On-site staff car park
  • Excellent staff canteen
  • Salary sacrifice scheme available for cars
  • Uniform fully provided

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality services delivered with courtesy and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Masters in Pharmacy or equivalent degree
  • Registered with GPhC



  • Completion or near completion of foundation pharmacist year


  • Previous hospital pharmacy experience
  • Post-registration experience - any sector



  • Strong communication skills - oral and written
  • Able to work as part of a team or as an individual with a flexible approach to duties
  • Computer literate
  • Articulate and Numerate


  • Change management experience

Employer details

Employer name

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospital

Lowestoft Road


NR31 6LA

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