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Rotational Clinical Pharmacist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Colchester and Ipswich
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a registered or trainee pharmacist about to be qualified looking for your next challenge in an acute hospital trust? Do you want to be challenged and supported in your developing career?

We are looking for enthusiastic Pharmacists to join our modern purpose-built facilities at ESNEFT where we have posts available based at the Colchester or the Ipswich site. There will be the opportunity to work across both in order to widen your breath of experience.

Our clinical team is extensive with ward based Pharmacy teams working across a broad range of clinical specialties in which you will have an opportunity to rotate.

Our friendly pharmacy team are dedicated to nurturing, mentoring and developing our staff to reach their full potential and you will be assigned a mentor buddy to assist with this.

We provide professional development opportunities including educational events, tutorials and workshops. We support opportunities to study for a Postgraduate clinical diploma and a non-medical prescribing qualification.

ESNEFT is about to embark on a full site wide implementation of the EPIC electronic patient record which includes electronic prescribing and administration and pharmacy stock control system.

In addition to our fully automated dispensaries we host Specialist Pharmacy Services (SPS) Medicines Information, and Regional Unit for Pharmacy Manufacturing (including a brand new licensed Aseptic facility).

About our Pharmacy Service

Main duties of the job

This role will involve working closely with the multi-disciplinary team along with senior colleagues and Pharmacy Technicians to provide a safe and efficient service to our patients.

As a member of the team you will participate in a range of audits in prescribing practice and drug usage and contribute to the development of our service and the Trust's Medicines Optimisation Strategy.

We are committed to providing a patient centred approach to medicines management through providing evidence based choice of medicines with a goal of improving outcomes, reducing wastage of medicines and improving medicines safety. To do this you will undertake daily clinical ward visits to specialist areas. You will also provide patient counselling to improve adherence to treatment and ensure patients derive the intended benefits and avoiding incurring harms. To ensure your patients receive the best care, you will be involved in incident reporting as part of clinical governance.

As part of your on-going development you will take part in the out-of-hours and 7 day pharmacy service where you will further develop your clinical knowledge, organisation and decision making capabilities.

You will be involved in a wide range of professional activities which will reflect your development and competence as you progress through the Structured Training and Education Programme (STEP) competencies and standards. These have been developed in-house to support and guide your learning and development.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are the largest NHS organisation in East Anglia, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and responsibilities of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Fully registered member of the GPhC or will be fully registered member of the GPhC in Summer 2024
  • Master's degree plus Pre-registration training (or equivalent)



  • Previous pharmacy experience


  • Hospital pharmacy experience



  • Clinical Knowledge


  • Computer Literate
  • Medicines Management initiatives

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals

Colchester and Ipswich


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