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Clinical Rotational Pharmacist

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Working Full Time: 37.5 Hours Per Week (Flexible Working Considered)

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed and motivated pharmacist to join our clinical team. Our friendly department supports learning, innovation, team working and encourages individuals to develop.

In our Band 6 rotations, pharmacists optimise patient care in a variety of medical and surgical specialties, developing their clinical knowledge and pharmacy skills. Experience is also gained in specialist areas e.g. paediatrics, haematology, renal and medicines management, supported by senior pharmacists There is also an opportunity to undertake the Liverpool John Moores University clinical diploma.

We have recently introduced flexible working across our team. We welcome discussion to achieve an optimum work life balance.

Main duties of the job

Main duties include
  • Provide a pharmaceutical care service to patients, wards and departments of the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, plus those wards managed by the other Trusts under service level agreements, under the direction of the Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • Participate in the pharmacist rotational training programme throughout the Pharmacy Department and undertake the postgraduate clinical pharmacy diploma if appropriate.
  • Participate in the provision of dispensary and medicines information services to patients.

Please see job description for further details of responsibilities and personal specification.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:
  • The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds
  • Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility
  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • Vocational Masters Degree in Pharmacy
  • Registered with ( or expecting to register) with the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development

Knowledge and Experience - Band 6


  • Basic clinical pharmacy experience


  • UK hospital experience

Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool Road



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