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Rotational Pharmacist

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Aug 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
*We would be happy to accept applications from trainees who are due to take the GPhC exam in June 2024*

*We would consider UK registered pharmacists with no previous hospital experience*

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated pharmacists to join the team. We offer bespoke training for pharmacists with a background in community pharmacy and offer dedicated training to facilitate the transition into hospital pharmacy. This is a progression role for Band 6 to Band 7.

It is an exciting time to join this innovative department as we are in the process of rolling out our dedicated ward pharmacy service to medical wards. This will provide pharmacists with job satisfaction to be able to use clinical skills to support patient care.

In addition, you will be given the opportunity to study for a postgraduate clinical diploma at De Montfort University, Leicester. This course was developed jointly between the university and hospital pharmacies in the East Midlands offering a high level of training and support.

Kettering is well placed - only an hour from London, within easy reach of Cambridge, Leicester and Peterborough, and surrounded by beautiful countryside. On site accommodation may be available if required.

If you are looking for the opportunity to further your career and you share our commitment to excellence in delivering patient care, then we would like to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

We provide rotations through medicine (cardiology, respiratory, care of the elderly, endocrine), urgent care (medical admission wards, ED and frailty unit) surgery , paediatrics and acute admissions. We also support training off site in our local medicines Information centre. Each rotation includes a ward based clinical commitment where you will be provided with your own dedicated senior pharmacist for developmental support. You will also join our team of on call pharmacists giving you the opportunity to gain experience and develop confidence whilst working alone to provide an out of hours service to the Trust.

About us

You will form an integral part of a dynamic team, pushing the boundaries of effective and efficient patient care. You should have strong communication skills, with a willingness to learn and a commitment to upholding the highest standards of patient care.

We are committed to investing in our pharmacists. You will receive opportunities to develop through a tailored development programme.

These posts are also open to those trainee pharmacists undertaking the GPhC exam in July 2024

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are committed to investing in our pharmacists. You will receive opportunities to develop through a tailored development programme towards band 7.

These posts are also open to those trainee pharmacists undertaking the GPhC exam in July 2024

Person Specification



  • Degree in pharmacy
  • Registered with or about to register with GPhC


  • Member of the RPS



  • Good knowledge and understanding of common disease states and their treatments
  • Identification and resolution of prescribing errors
  • UK hospital Pre-Registration training and experience or hospital experience working as a registered Pharmacist


  • Working as an effective team member
  • Knowledge of the changing NHS environment and government initiatives



  • Ability to work both alone and as part of a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organisational skills e.g. prioritising/time management
  • Can solve problems in a logical manner
  • IT skills
  • Able to communicate sensitive information to patients
  • Responsible for own learning
  • Ability to reflect on own performance and make changes as necessary


  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrates initiative

Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering Genenral Hospital

Rothwell Road


NN16 8UZ

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