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Lead Hepatitis C and Hepatology Pharmacist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£50,952 to £57,349 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated pharmacist to join our Hepatology Team. For 3 days a week you will be providing expert pharmaceutical advice and support to the Bristol and Severn Hepatitis C Operational Delivery Network (ODN) to work towards the ambition of eradicating Hepatitis C. For 2 days a week you will be providing and supporting pharmaceutical care to our in-patient liver unit and hepatology team. There is the opportunity for flexible home working for some of this role.

Main duties of the job

Your day to day duties will include (but not be limited to):
  • Working closely within the Hepatitis C MDT to provide specialist clinical pharmacy support to the team
  • Working in clinics reviewing and prescribing for this patient group
  • Providing support to outreach partners within the ODN
  • To engage with and support national initiatives for Hepatitis C
  • To work with the in-patient liver unit providing on ward support and medicines guidance
  • You will be expected to cover 7 1/2 hours a day Monday to Friday. The exact daily hours worked will be determined according to service need but is likely to be between 8am and 6pm.
  • As a member of the Pharmacy team you will also work in our BRI dispensary (as overtime), on a rota basis, during Mon-Fri 5-6pm
  • Our Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday shifts are part of normal contracted hours with commensurate 'off-duty days', on a rota basis of roughly one weekend day every 6 weeks.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.
As a pharmacy team we offer a inclusive place to work supporting our workforce with compassion and a strong trust focus on wellbeing. We are here to help you grow and develop with a range of education and developmental opportunities. This is us J - Please do not hesitate to contact us forfurther information orto visit the department.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in pharmacy.
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Clinical Pharmacy


  • Membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
  • Qualification in Independent Prescribing - oNB: To be undertaken on appointment if not already a registered non-medical prescriber)

Knowledge and Experience


  • A thorough knowledge of UK hospital pharmacy practice, safe management at transfers of care and medication commissioning
  • Experience of one to one and small group teaching
  • Previous experience of audit & quality improvement
  • Experience and ability to initiate, lead, manage and supervise a range of projects
  • Experience of managing and motivating staff, appraising and giving feedback
  • Knowledge of basic medicines information and critical appraisal techniques to apply medical / pharmacotherapeutic evidence to patient care
  • Knowledge of the legal framework for the dispensing, prescribing and administration of medicines
  • Knowledge of budgetary management and financial control
  • Understanding of medicine and nursing practice, record keeping and terminology


  • Experience of hepatology and Hepatitis C

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to holistically & critically analyse prescriptions and treatment plans for clinical appropriateness, clinical risk, cost-effectiveness, adherence to local & national guidance and legality
  • Ability to use professional judgement to challenge inappropriate prescribing and otherwise influence prescribing decisions to enable optimal therapy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Holistic problem identification and solving
  • Good time management, able to prioritise appropriately and effectively
  • Able to mentor, manage and support others
  • Computer literate with experience of working with Microsoft Office suite
  • Able to act as a role model
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Be able to manage a project at team and/or service level

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Marlborough Street



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