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Senior Clinical Pharmacist

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a dedicated and motivated Pharmacist looking to broaden your experience as part of a friendly and supportive team? Perhaps you are keen to join an innovative NHS trust that empowers its colleagues to really make a difference?

This post will attract an on-call premium of approximately �2,400 (subject to eligibility and pro-rata for part time employees) which will be paid in instalments over a 12 month period.

We also understand that relocating for a new role can be a significant step, both personally and financially. Thats why we offer a generous package of support, including financial assistance, to help ease the transition for those considering relocation.

If you have read this far, wed love to hear from you! Please feel free to reach out for an informal chat at your convenience. Were happy to discuss any aspects of the role, the location, or any other burning questions you may have. Please see contact details below.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional pharmacy team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

As part of your role, you will participate in a range of rotations:
  • Acute medicine
  • Gastroenterology / respiratory
  • Cardiology / care of the elderly
  • Stroke
  • Surgery and orthopaedics

You will get to work with a wider multidisciplinary team, including:
  • Medical and surgical teams
  • Specialist nurses
  • Allied health professionals
  • Nutrition team
  • Pain team
  • Hospice

Your day-to-day duties will include:
  • Clinical review of inpatients
  • Providing clinical advice to other professionals
  • Discharge facilitation
  • Supporting the dispensary (a small portion of your day)

As a Senior Pharmacist at North Devon District Hospital, you will join a small and friendly team, playing a crucial role in delivering a high-quality clinical Pharmacy service across a diverse range of wards. The role offers exposure to various specialties, enabling you to develop your core knowledge and skills, as well as the opportunity to be supported in your professional development.

Training and development opportunities are in good supply here. Whether youre interested in clinical or leadership development courses, we'll support you in finding the best way to grow. Well facilitate access to the fully-funded clinical diploma and prescribing courses at a university of your choice.

Were passionate about supporting your wellbeing too. All new team members have a tailored induction and join our pharmacy buddy scheme. Youll have a dedicated buddy to help you find your feet in the first few days and weeks. Plus, theres Trust-wide events and activities focussed on your health and wellbeing.

If you are ready for a fulfilling career change or seeking a supportive environment to expand your skills, were ready to welcome you. Apply now and be a part of a hospital team that values collaboration, education and patient-focussed care.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Henry Goss, Clinical Pharmacy Manager on 01271 322390 /

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

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