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Band 6/7 Progressional Pharmacist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Barnet, London
£40,701 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post-holder will deliver, develop and support the clinical pharmacy services in a variety of different specialties within Barnet and Chase Farm pharmacy departments on a rotational basis. This in accordance with priorities agreed by the lead pharmacist for the specialist area and the clinical site lead pharmacist.

The post holder will successfully meet set competencies designed to develop the qualities, skills and knowledge expected to move to a Band 7. Length of competency training will be dependent on what qualification/ experience the staff member has achieved already but the following would be expected to be met within 12-24 months for newly qualified pharmacists:

Completion of Trust appraisal process as satisfactory

Completion/approaching completion of PGCert GPP or equivalent

Completion of portfolio review against the Foundation Pharmacist Framework

To deliver a presentation as part of the departmental teaching programme

To deliver a presentation as part of the Trainee Pharmacist teaching programme

Contribution to service development i.e. i.e., completion of either an audit, service evaluation, quality improvement project or development of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

This role is open to pharmacists that have nearly completed the PGCert (recruited as a B7), and also those that are yet to start or are progressing with this qualification (recruited as a B6).

Main duties of the job

The Pharmacy Department is a busy but friendly, progressive and expanding unit, which is dedicated to providing World Class standards of pharmaceutical care to all of our patients. Pharmacy Services incorporate the use of robotic automation and other cutting edge technologies. We practice near patient dispensing throughout the majority of the hospital and have transcribers, independent prescribers and accuracy checking technicians within our highly skilled clinical teams. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking pharmacist to join our Clinical Pharmacy team. The post holder will be expected to promote the safe, cost effective and rational use of drug therapy to provide optimal pharmaceutical care to all of our patients, their families and carers. They will work with the multi-disciplinary team to support and improve patient flow by participation in multidisciplinary ward rounds, review of complex medication regimens, drug history taking, drug interaction monitoring, efficient drug supply and discharge planning.

They will also supply regular and detailed information and assistance to the Division in relation to clinical and financial aspects of drug prescribing and use.

Specialist rotations include Critical Care, Paediatrics, and Acute Admissions, Care of the Elderly, General Medicine, Surgery, Patient, Cardiology, Respiratory and Clinical Services.

This is a full time post, with evening, weekend, Bank Holiday and on-call duties pro rata.

About us

Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community. This large scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients. With many specialities including cardiovascular, cancer, transplantation, infectious disease, haemophilia and scleroderma which are underpinned by a strong research agenda, the Royal Free is renowned for providing excellent patient care.

Everyone is welcome at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. We're proud of our diversity and continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for all.

The Pharmacy department of the Royal Free London NHS Trust is a friendly, progressive, and expanding unit dedicated to providing the highest standards of pharmaceutical care and service in this large, internationally renowned teaching hospital. Quality improvement and cost-effective, safe use of medicines is at the forefront of everything we do. We have over 300 staff working across the 3 sites in all areas of pharmacy. Pharmacy staff work across areas such as dispensary, stores, wards, outpatient clinics, satellite pharmacies, technical services, clinical trials, medicines advice service and QC.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrate ability to meet Trust Values



  • MPharm or equivalent
  • GPhC (GB) registration
  • Certificate in Pharmacy Practice or equivalent


  • Diploma in Pharmacy practice
  • Postgraduate Qualification at certificate level in clinical pharmacy or satisfactory evidence of equivalence



  • Demonstrable experience working in hospital pharmacy
  • Comprehensive Band 6 rotation
  • Broad based clinical experience
  • Evidence of clinical audit practice research
  • Experience of training


  • Experience of managing others

Skill and Aptitudes


  • Demonstrates general clinical knowledge and skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Effective pharmaceutical skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to communicate with patients and staff of all levels
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Computer literate
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Demonstrates initiative particularly in relation to problem solving
  • Ability to carry out day to day responsibilities and deal effectively with unpredictable / acute demands
  • Ability to justify and reason any advice given should this be challenged
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise self, others and workload
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Understanding of clinical risk and clinical governance
  • Understanding of NHS national and local priorities
  • Previous experience of delivering training to junior colleagues
  • Identifies own training needs and maintains as portfolio of practice
  • Implements findings of pharmacy practice research

Personal Qualities


  • Enthusiastic, well motivated, hardworking
  • Reliable to work weekends, bank holidays, late nights and oncall
  • Reliable with good attendance record

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Chase Farm/Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane

Barnet, London


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