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Rotational Pharmacist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a forward thinking teaching hospital offering acute care to a population of approximately one million. We are one of the largest acute teaching hospitals in the UK with strong links to both the School of Pharmacy and the Medical School at the nearby University of East Anglia. Electronic prescribing and medicines administration has been implemented across all inpatient wards, the A& E and outpatients. We are at the forefront of healthcare delivery with a strong focus on Medicines Management and innovative pharmaceutical practice.

Norwich is a vibrant city, voted one of the Best Places to Live in the UK by The Sunday Times 2021, with a fabulous market, excellent shopping, restaurants and nightlife, yet surrounded by beautiful countryside. The unique combination of the Norfolk Broads, a picturesque coastline and a choice of city or rural living make Norwich an ideal home, no matter what your interests. For those who love to travel or see friends Norwich offers excellent rail and air links.

We welcome informal visit to our ward or contact us for any queries regarding this role, we are also able to provide you with resources to support with your application completion via our recruitment team.

Interview date: 23rd July 2024

Main duties of the job

We would welcome applications from both Trainee Pharmacists qualifying in August 2024 and those with some experience at band 6 in hospital pharmacy looking for new opportunities. Applications from pharmacists looking to change sectors is also welcomed.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated pharmacists to join our team and contribute to delivering and developing our high quality, patient-focused service. You will join a team of rotational pharmacists working across all aspects of hospital pharmacy with opportunities to gain experience in a wide range of clinical specialties and pharmacy services.

Our structured training program will be tailored to you and your level of experience. You will have support and regular feedback from our team of experienced senior pharmacists during all rotations and will have the opportunity to undertake a post graduate pharmacy diploma.

Applicants will be self-motivated, able to work independently and be capable of working under pressure. The successful candidates must have excellent communication skills and be willing to learn.

This post is for full time employment. To support 7 day working all staff are required to work 1 in 10 weekends with corresponding time off given during the week. All staff are required to undertake at least one bank holiday duty per year. It is expected that band 6 pharmacists will participate in the on-call service which attracts additional pay.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To participate and assist in the provision of clinical pharmacy services on a rotational basis to all directorates and departments, in liaison and under the supervision of the Clinical Pharmacy Team Leaders
  • Work in accordance with professional, departmental and Trust polices to ensure safe and effective pharmaceutical care
  • To liaise with all pharmacy staff grades, medical, nursing and other staff in the provision and development of clinical pharmacy services.
  • Following accreditation, to actively prescribe discharge medication accordingto Trust protocol in order to ensure delays in discharge do not occur.
  • To undertake and actively participate in clinical and medicine management audits and implement changes to ensure compliance.
  • To participate in quality improvement programmes relating to pharmacy / use of medicines
  • To participate in the provision of a medicines information service andPharmacy helpline to staff and patients.
  • To ensure that all provisions of the current law relating to pharmacy andmedicines are complied with both within the Pharmacy Department and throughout the Trust. This will include completion of statutory ward controlled drug checks and advice on safe storage of medicines.
  • To work with medical and nursing staff at ward level to reduce medicines wastage and ensure compliance with the Trusts drug formulary.
  • To participate in the drug recall system in consultation with the PrincipalPharmacist, Operations Manager and Deputy Operations Manager, Support Services.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Current listing on the Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists with the General Pharmaceutical Council



  • Clinical pharmacy knowledge and experience


  • Experience of working in hospital pharmacy



  • Communication skills - oral and written

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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