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Clinical Divisional Pharmacist

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic pharmacist to cover a Clinical Pharmacist Neurosciences post during the current post holder's secondment. This is an exciting opportunity for a junior pharmacist to step up to take over a key position in delivering excellent care to inpatients and outpatients at this highly specialised Neurology and Neurosurgical Centre.

The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) is the United Kingdom's oldest and largest dedicated neurological and neurosurgical hospital. We are part of University College London Hospitals NHS foundation Trust (UCLH) and we are linked with the University College London (UCL) Institute of Neurology. The hospital comprises 270 inpatient beds including a specialist neurosurgical-ITU and neuro-medical ITU, two busy outpatient departments and a day care centre. The NHNN is a leading centre for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, stroke and head injuries.

The pharmacy team is well integrated into clinical practice and works closely with doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other ward staff to provide comprehensive clinical pharmacy support for inpatients and outpatients.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a proactive and dynamic individual with the requisite knowledge, skills, experience and expertise to support and develop the high-quality pharmacy service to the Queen Square Division.

On a daily basis you will form part of a small team of pharmacists, technicians and ATOs delivering a thorough clinical pharmacy service to the hospital wards and the outpatient dispensary. This includes support and advice on ward rounds, co-ordination and monitoring of complex immunotherapies and immunoglobulin treatment for regular patients, staff education, medicines management, provision and setting up of homecare services for neurology and metabolic patients, and service delivery to high quality standards.

You will also work as part of our broader clinical pharmacy team and contribute to local and national initiatives to develop and enhance the pharmacy service and medicines management across the Trust.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the full Person Specification and more informationregardingthe main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and bea part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second year running! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

*In the most recentNHS staff surveyUCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England for the second yearrunning!University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Qualifications


  • BPharm degree or equivalent, and registration with Great Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Minimum of two years' experience as a clinical pharmacist practitioner Four years post registration
  • Clinical experience of general medicine, general surgery (including non-specialist neurology patients)
  • Variety of clinical experience equivalent or working towards a Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy, or Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice (DipGPP)


  • Six years post registration
  • Clinical experience of specialist neurology and/or neurosurgical patients (inpatient and outpatient)
  • Higher degree in clinical pharmacy or a relevant speciality

Management & leadership skills


  • Experience in co-ordinating the day-to-day practice activities of others
  • Ability to utilise email, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software packages to support routine work activity
  • Collates data regarding service Provision
  • Demonstrates initiative


  • Experience in management of others
  • Ability to utilise database or other software packages to support and enhance work activity
  • Demonstrates innovation

Clinical & interpersonal skills


  • Demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge and skills
  • The ability to identify and prioritise own clinical workload

Education & training skills


  • Previous experience in delivering education and training within pharmacy
  • Identifies and meets own training needs


  • Ensures own training needs, and those of others are identified & met

Research & development skills


  • Participation in pharmacy practice research and implements relevant findings
  • Demonstrates awareness of research evidence in neurology and neurosurgery
  • Maintains a portfolio of practice

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery

Queen Square



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