Rotational Clinical Pharmacist (Division D)

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
December 06, 2022
Offerd Salary:£41,659 - £47,672
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Rotational Clinical Pharmacist (Division D) Band 7

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Band 7




  • Full time
  • Part time
  • 37.5 hours per week

    Job ref



    Southampton General Hospital




    £41,659 - £47,672 pa

    Salary period



    06/12/2022 23:59

    Interview date

    Job overview

    We are looking for a flexible and dynamic band 7 rotational clinical pharmacist for Division D (Cardiovascular &Thoracics, Neurosciences and Trauma &Orthopaedics). If you are interested in a band 7 role but unsure whether you want to specialise in a specific area then this is the role for you. You will have the chance to gain experience working within both medical and surgical specialities in order to continue to develop your CV. - This is a vacancy for a full time or part time band 7 clinical pharmacist to work with specialist pharmacists in all three areas - The chance to work in the tertiary services of CV&T and neurosciences - 1 in 5 late nights until 7pm - 1 in 6 weekend days - All staff are required to contribute to extended hours, weekends & bank holidays as part of core hours. This includes general dispensary duties such as dispensing prescriptions and clinical pharmacy duties.

    Main duties of the job

    Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

    For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

    Working for our organisation What we can offer you

    As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

    All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

    Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities Your Responsibilities What you'll do
  • To provide a clinical pharmacy service to Specialist Services at UHS which encompasses Cardiovascular & Thoracics, Trauma & Orthopaedics and Neurosciences, with the opportunity to specialise and develop the service to your chosen speciality.
  • To support the Senior Care Group Pharmacist in each area in the provision of a specialist pharmacy service.
  • There will be opportunities to undertake project work
  • As a band 7 pharmacist you will have the opportunity to supervise, teach and mentor rotational band 6 and pre-registration pharmacists within each care group.
  • The rotations available are:
  • Cardiovascular & Thoracics

    Working as part of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Care Group pharmacy team you will gain experience in a variety of areas as part of the Wessex Cardiac Unit which is a tertiary centre for cardiac disease. This includes cardiology, cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery, and congenital heart disease. You will quickly develop specialist knowledge in all areas of cardiac disease in a busy and forward-thinking speciality.

    Trauma & Orthopaedics

    You will work closely with the trauma, elective and orthogeriatric medical teams to provide pharmaceutical care to orthopaedic patients. Your role will involve liaising with the medical teams to ensure accurate medicines reconciliation and prescribing during admission, and working together with the orthopaedic team to proactively prepare discharge prescriptions to enable patient flow from theatre, the emergency department and critical care.


    UHS is also a tertiary referral centre for neurosciences patients and provides dedicated services to neurology, neuropsychology, neurophysiology and neurosurgery. Again, you will work as part of the neurosciences pharmacy team and quickly develop specialist knowledge in this area.

    If you have the enthusiasm and are committed to team working with good communication skills, we can provide additional training and development to support you. We have a strong commitment to developing pharmacist independent prescribers (over 50% of the clinical pharmacy team are already independent prescribers). We also have two Consultant Pharmacists working at UHS who are excellent role models. A candidate with an interest in becoming an independent prescriber would be an advantage also.

    As a department we have a strong commitment to continuing professional development and training. The post-holder will have the opportunity to undertake further study in either clinical or management qualifications. You will be supported by an established Medicines Management Service, a team of specialist pharmacists and an experienced Lead Care Group Pharmacist in each area.

    What we're looking for:

    We are searching for flexible individuals that are responsive to change and constant improvement, and are able to fulfil the job description. If you have any further questions please feel free to get in touch.

    Additional information

    Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch:

    Person specification Qualifications / training required Essential criteria
  • Masters Degree in Pharmacy
  • GPHC registration
  • Sound knowledge of a surgical or medical speciality acquired over a minimum of 1 year working within a suitable specialty
  • Awarded a postgraduate certificate or similar and meets Foundation framework/ GLF competencies this typically requires a minimum of 2-3 years post registration experience in hospital pharmacy.
  • Desirable criteria
  • Postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent experience
  • MRPharmS or equivalent
  • Working towards faculty submission
  • Previous or relevant experience necessary Essential criteria
  • Audit and evaluative work
  • Sound understanding of healthcare priorities and political agendas
  • Desirable criteria
  • Training in medicines information
  • Implementing change
  • Preparation of prescribing guidelines
  • Aptitudes and skills required Essential criteria
  • Good organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Teaching and tutoring
  • Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Report writing and presentation skills
  • Keyboard skills
  • Able to recommend, substantiate and communicate appropriate therapeutic options for patients
  • Self-motivated
  • Desirable criteria
  • Critical appraisal
  • Special requirements of the post Essential criteria
  • Able to work flexibly to meet the demands of the job
  • Commitment to CPD, lifelong learning and practice research
  • Participation in outside interests sufficient for to provide opportunities for relaxation
  • Desirable criteria
  • Participation in outside interests that demonstrate leadership or team skills
  • Values and behaviours Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    Employer certification / accreditation badges Applicant requirements

    You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 278.5KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 160.0KB)
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    Michelle Cerrato

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    Division D Lead Pharmacist

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