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Senior Rotational Pharmacist

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum, including HCAS
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
King's has a number of tertiary care specialties and our successful rotational programme is designed to offer clinical experience in providing high quality pharmaceutical care to patients across all sites of the Trust (Denmark Hill, Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital).

Rotations include anticoagulation, clinical services, hepatology, paediatrics, neurosciences, medicines finance, specialist medicine, cancer & aseptic services, acute medicine, surgery and clinical trials

This post would be suitable for an individual who is looking to develop their clinical skills across a range of specialties, as well as their leadership and managerial skills.

The rotation has structured objectives designed to ensure that the participants gain sufficient experience and skills while contributing to the department and trust priorities.

The successful applicant will be a team player with significant clinical experience as a registered hospital pharmacist, excellent interpersonal skills, a strong desire to learn and a meticulous attention to detail.

Main duties of the job

Key activities of the post holder in each rotation will be to:
  • Act as a specialist practitioner and role model and manage the day to day pharmaceutical care of patients in the speciality
  • Attend daily consultant ward rounds in specific rotations
  • Respond to clinical queries both internally and externally
  • Produce monthly financial and activity reports including monitoring of cost savings initiatives
  • Conduct audit, quality improvement and research projects
  • Participate in activities such as risk management, clinical guideline development and staff training

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Policy/Service Development
  • To propose and implement policies, guidelines and procedures designed to improve the pharmacy service to patients and the Care Group in conjunction with the Principal Pharmacist.
  • To comment on policy and service changes and plans within the clinical pharmacy service and to contribute to, and participate in, pharmacy service developments in line with departmental and Trust policy.
  • To develop, implement and audit prescribing guidelines for use within the division in conjunction with the Principal Pharmacist.

Patient/Client care
  • To act as a specialist practitioner in the clinical area.
  • To promote and deliver pharmaceutical care specifically for patients within the Care Group and more generally for all patients

Financial/Resource Management
  • To support the Principal Pharmacist in monitoring drug expenditure within the Care Group and provide accurate expenditure information, with appropriate analysis to the Care Group.
  • To identify areas of potential cost-savings within the Care Group, and to implement systems to achieve savings and contain prescribing costs.

Person Specification



  • Registered Pharmacist (1 year competency assessed and examined professional registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice or equivalent qualification/experience


  • Registered Independent Prescriber or willingness to complete



  • Demonstrates awareness of and commitment to the clinical governance agenda
  • Specialist clinical knowledge and skills relevant to area of practice
  • Experience in directorate pharmacy

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


King's College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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