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Foundation to Advance Clinical Pharmacist

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
Brighton & Haywards Heath
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Pharmacy department is rapidly expanding and we are proud and delighted to invite applications to our FOUNDATION toADVANCE Clinical Pharmacist Programme. This is an 18 month competency-based progression programme with incremental enhancement at 12 and 18 months. Pharmacists in the programme will work towards key objectives to transition from a post-registration foundation pharmacist (band 6) into an advance clinical pharmacist (band 7).

We welcome applications from trainee pharmacists or other sector pharmacists who wish to develop their career in hospital. We also welcome applications from experienced band 6 or 7 pharmacists they will be aligned to the appropriate stage of the programme depending on experience. This unique programme has been designed to enhance your skills and experience across our diverse range of clinical specialities and you will be supported to complete a postgraduate diploma at University College London alongside other set objectives. To aid progression towards more senior specialised posts, attainment of a clinically enhanced pharmacist independent prescribing qualification is encouraged as an extension of the programme.

We are looking to appoint talented pharmacists who are self-directed, productive team-players and who are able to manage the busy responsibilities of this key NHS role.

Main duties of the job

University Hospitals Sussex has recently merged two legacy Trusts consisting of the Royal Sussex County Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital in the East and Worthing, St Richards and Southlands in the West.

We invite you to specify your preferred site within the application form when writing your personal statement.

RSCH- Brighton & PRH- Haywards Heath:

Abdominal Medicine & Surgery, Acute Medicine, Acute Frailty, Aseptics, Cardiology, Cardiothoracics, Critical Care, Education Development, Endocrine, HIV, Infectious Diseases / Antimicrobial Stewardship, Intermediate Care / Rehabilitation, Mental Health, Neurology & Neuro Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, Renal, Respiratory, Adult & Paediatric Cancer Services, Stroke, Urology and Vascular Surgery.

This is one of multiple adverts for the same job, please be advised that you only need to apply to one of these and within your application specify which site you'd like to apply for.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourWellbeing Programmefor staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for the delivery of expert patient care providing support to the lead pharmacists. This includes development, evaluation and co-ordination of clinical pharmacy services in line with the objectives of the division and the UHSx Pharmacy strategy.
  • You will contribute to all aspects of clinical governance, including clinical risk and audit.
  • As a teaching hospital, education and training is an integral component of all roles encompassing practice supervision of undergraduates, pre-registration pharmacists and the line management and educational supervision of band 6 pharmacists as appropriate.
  • We encourage inter-professional learning and have been recognised for educational initiatives such as joint teaching activities with Foundation Doctors.

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details.

Person Specification



  • Master of Pharmacy degree at a British School of Pharmacy or recognised equivalent
  • Registered member of the General Pharmaceutical Council

Knowledge and Experience


  • Previous pharmacy experience in the UK as a qualified or trainee pharmacist


  • Previous hospital pharmacy experience



  • Good, effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail
  • Organisation and prioritisation skills for everyday life
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrates behaviours and attitudes that support the Trust Values Compassion, Respect, Professionalism, Inclusion or the 'Patient First' approach

Equality Diversity and Inclusion


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


Royal Sussex County Hospital & Princess Royal Hospital

Brighton & Haywards Heath


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