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Pharmacist B6/7 Development Rotational Post

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Rotational Band Pharmacist Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle (band 6/7 progression post plus EDC)

Patient-centred? Enthusiastic? Motivated? Team player? Does this sound like you?

Applications are invited from pharmacists looking for a new challenge, or those qualifying this year to join our band 6 to 7 pharmacist team.

Our well-established rotational pharmacist foundation training programme will give you the support you need as you begin your career journey in hospital pharmacy.

You will join the newly qualified pharmacist training programme on starting with us.

You will gain a broad wealth of experience in a variety of clinical settings including emergency admissions, respiratory disease, cardiology, stroke, cancer services, surgery as well as dispensary and aseptic services.

You will be supported by an advanced specialist pharmacist in each rotation.

You will progress to a band 7 post following an appropriate training period and competency assessment which will include studying for a postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy practice.

There will be the opportunity to study for a prescribing qualification or other postgraduate qualifications as necessary.

Main duties of the job

You will gain a broad wealth of experience in a variety of clinical settings including emergency admissions, respiratory disease, cardiology, stroke, cancer services, surgery as well as dispensary and aseptic services.

You will be supported by advanced specialist pharmacists in each rotation as well as benefiting from foundation level training. Our rotational pharmacists are also studying for diploma qualifications in clinical pharmacy practice.

We also provide a clinical and dispensary service 7 days per week and an on call service.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment. Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

`Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of he one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • MPharm or equivalent
  • Registration with The General Pharmaceutical Council


  • Postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Essential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent.



  • Experience of Hospital pharmacy work



  • Broad clinical / pharmaceutical knowledge.
  • Current issues within pharmacy & the NHS
  • Use of Microsoft Office & internet.


  • Spreadsheet & database packages.

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Highly developed communication, negotiation, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex information effectively.
  • Excellent analytical skills, with ability to make judgements on conflicting data using critical appraisal.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work accurately to deadlines.
  • Ability to identify and implement best practice.


  • Coaching skills
  • Team management skills.
  • Conflict management
  • Ability to manage time and resources to deliver timely outcomes.
  • Ability to identify and manage risk.

Other requirements


  • Able to travel between sites as required
  • Ability to participate in Trust wide out of hour's on call service.
  • Ability to participate in 7 day working rota.


  • Driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cumberland Infirmary Carlisle

Infirmary Street



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