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Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist

Central London Community Health Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 a year PA inc HCAS
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for dynamic, motivated and innovative Pharmacists to join our expanding Medicines Management team at Central London Community Healthcare Trust.

The Medicines Management team is very keen to ensure an equal and diverse workplace

Are you looking for a rewarding career within the pharmacy world? Perhaps a move from secondary care but still wanting to work as a clinical pharmacist and utilising transferable skills? If yes, this could be the post for you.

We are looking for pharmacists to join our established and experienced team to enhance the service provided. You will be joining a team with opportunities to implement your skills and knowledge and develop them further.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, reliable Pharmacist who is able to lead and support the Herts Medicines Management Team - to be flexible, plan and organise own workload aswell as developing and supporting the junior staff.

All roles in the team are considered developmental. As such, and in line with seeking to provide fairness and equal access to opportunities, the recruitment decision will take account of potential in candidates. To this end, demonstrating commitment to meeting the role criteria will be accounted for, alongside already having met them.

Main duties of the job

If necessary, depending on development and service needs, the post holder may need to work in different localities Trust wide as part of an integrated team to ensure high standards are maintained within Community Health Services and Bedded Services.

The post holder will support medicines management governance work streams in reviewing policies and procedures and to review risk management strategy aswell as providing professional expertise, advice on governance and patient safety whilst supporting the delivery of a high quality clinical pharmacy service and medicines optimisation service to patients across services within Herts.

There is no weekend working and oncall cover is provided remotely.

The Community Services sector is central to plans for the future of the health and social care system and is an area where we can really make a difference. If you are looking for a new challenge and want the opportunity to make real, sustainable contributions that benefit the patient long term, this could be the role for you.

The post will require travelling between CLCH sites covered by the Herts Medicines Management team so please check the geographical coverage of the organisation before applying. Flexibility will be required to travel to different sites sometimes within London and as the organisation continues to grow. A car would be useful for travelling.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide professional expertise, advice, support and training on policies and practice to health care professionals across the Trust.
  • To contribute to the clinical governance of the Trust through interventions which optimise the management of medicines in all relevant areas of practice.
  • To support and deliver a high-quality clinical pharmacy service and medicines optimisation service to patients in Community Hospitals and ensure an integrated approach to the management of medicines and continuity of pharmaceutical care across the interface
  • To lead, manage and develop staff within the team

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Vocational Masters Degree in Pharmacy
  • Professional registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Certificate qualification or equivalent
  • Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Diploma qualification or equivalent
  • Takes personal responsibility for Continuing Professional Development as evidenced by portfolio
  • Uses reflective practice for personal and professional development


  • Independent Prescriber or working towards qualification



  • Post-qualification experience of clinical pharmacy, medicines information and prescribing advice
  • Experience of working in secondary care and in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Experience of providing a Clinical Pharmacy Service with good medicines management initiatives
  • Experience of working effectively within multi-disciplinary groups
  • Experience of undertaking structured medicine reviews
  • Experience of training and tutoring in a hospital setting
  • Experience of audit techniques
  • Experience in supervising a team / service


  • Primary care experience including Community Services
  • Experience of line management
  • Experience of project management

Skills & Knowledge


  • Sound knowledge of prescribing, pharmacy and medicines management issues faced in primary and secondary care
  • Up to date clinical and pharmaceutical knowledge
  • Excellent communicator - both verbal and written including presentation skills
  • Effective negotiation skills and ability to persuade others
  • Good inter-personal skills and ability to build relationships
  • Ability to provide succinct and objective advice
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Team player but able to work independently
  • Demonstrates initiative ? Demonstrates excellent decision-making skills and is able to understand complex information
  • Ability to assimilate, analyse and interpret clinical and financial data
  • To manage own time, prioritise workload effectively and work to tight deadlines
  • Computer literate - working knowledge of office applications, internet, email and electronic diary systems
  • Ability to plan, set objectives, priorities and review performance against objectives
  • Can identify and manage risks and evaluate quality of own work and service
  • Ability to adapt to different working environments


  • Knowledge of interface issues
  • Understanding of the NHS and political environment

Key Attributes


  • Self-motivator and commitment to supporting high quality medicines managemen
  • Flexibility in approach to meet service needs and ability to support complex changes
  • Innovative thinker and 'can do' approach

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Harpenden Memorial Hospital



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