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Rotational Clinical Pharmacist

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A position has become available within the Clinical Pharmacists team at the Southend Hospital site.

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated, open minded and dynamic pharmacist to support the delivery of our clinical pharmacy service. The current clinical pharmacists team comprises a welcoming, forward-thinking and vibrant group of individuals, always seeking to improve current ways of working to benefit the patients we serve and promote a harmonious working environment.

The successful candidate will therefore need to be an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal/ relationship building skills. In return, we will offer you a range of career development opportunities, both on the Southend Hospital Site and the wider Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.

The post will involve rotations within varied specialist clinical areas including general medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, department of medicine for the elderly and technical services, as well as contributing to the provision of the 'on-call' service.

Main duties of the job

Providing a clinical service to the wards, discharge service, outpatients, technical services unit and other service users.

Regularly recording clinical interventions and activities.Provide specialist pharmaceutical information to medical, nursingand other staff within the Trust where appropriate.

Promote the safe, appropriate and economic use of drugs.

Counsel and advise patients on use of medicines.

Attend clinical ward rounds, clinical and multidisciplinary meetings as appropriate.

Take part in the emergency On-call Pharmacist rota, working alone as the on-call pharmacist providing medicines information, advice and supply out of hours and sourcing of urgently required drugs from external suppliers.

To support the Trust Medication Safety Officer and Pharmacy RiskGovernance Pharmacist with the medicines optimisation and governanceagenda.

Ensure clinical incidents e.g. dispensing or administration errors are reported promptly according to current risk management procedures.

Monitor the safe and secure storage of medication both within the pharmacy department and on the wards.

Facilitate implementation of local and national guidelines where appropriate e.g. NICE.

Keep accurate patient medication and drug issue records using the Pharmacy Wellskycomputer system.

Supervise trainee pharmacists, undergraduate students and ward-basedtechnicians.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest Trusts in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Pharmacy department has a 'can do' attitude and strives to provide the best service possible at all times to our patients and our colleagues. The pharmacy vision is to be a 'service without walls', integrated within the ward teams supporting excellent patient care .

Team work is at the heart ofeverything we do within pharmacy.We are a multicultural department with a very friendly atmosphere. We look after each other as well as the patients within our care.

For more information regarding detail of expected duties and personal specifications, please read the attached job description document.

Person Specification



  • Registration as Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council


  • Diploma in Clinical/General Pharmacy Practice or equivalent post-graduate qualification commenced
  • Evidence of Hospital-based clinical education/training



  • A minimum of 1 year recent (inc. working in last 3 months) Pharmacy experience (can include pre registration year)


  • NHS Hospital Pharmacy experience
  • Dispensary final checking experience as a Pharmacist

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase



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