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NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Harplands Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum, plus on call allowance
Salary period
25/09/2022 23:59

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and skilled Pharmacist to join a dedicated team who are committed to developing the service and ensuring patients receive excellent expert pharmaceutical care.

Main duties of the job

The service is based at the Harplands Hospital. Training, competencies and on-going support and professional development will be tailored to meet your individual needs.  Individual CPD advice will be available through clinical supervision and the Education Team. The CPD offer includes the opportunity to be exposed to different specialisms to widen your breadth of experience, skills and knowledge. We are fully committed to personal development, encouraging all staff to undertake relevant education and training to meet their needs.

You will need to be organised, well-motivated and have excellent communication and people skills, as well having the ability to adapt quickly to new situations.

Working for our organisation

Our Trust is on an incredible journey of innovation and we'd like you to be part of it. To excel you will be an enthusiastic, caring and compassionate registered professional who is looking to work within a Trust that is ambitious to perform well, and has been told by the Care Quality Commission that it is the fastest improving Mental Health Trust in the Country. Whether you are about to qualify, newly qualified or an experienced practitioner, we want to meet you and discuss the possibility of you joining our great team.

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our team prides themselves on compassion, team work and resilience.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You must be, or about to be, registered as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Applications are welcome from all sectors of pharmacy practice, including community, primary care, industry and academia.

This is a full time post, with commitment required to evening, weekend, Bank Holiday and on-call duties as per rota.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • M.Pharm or equivalent pharmacy degree
  • Registration as practising member of General Pharmaceutical Council
Desirable criteria
  • College of Mental Health pharmacy member
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society GB member


Desirable criteria
  • Hospital pharmacy experience including clinical ward services
  • Experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to work to a high level of accuracy in professional assessment of prescriptions and interpretation of information
  • Able to accurately interpret and record information
  • Show good communication skills, with the ability to provide relevant pharmaceutical information to all levels of healthcare staff, patients and carers
Desirable criteria
  • Show competence in using web-based resources
  • Competence in using the Ascribe pharmacy system

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Committed to being an Inclusive EmployerVeteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Outstanding

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Ault
Job title
Principal Pharmacist (Clinical)
Email address
Telephone number
01782 441604