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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/10/2019.

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Specialist Pharmacist

Job Reference: 358-1876477-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Medicines Information
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£37,570 to £43,772

Specialist Pharmacist - Medicines Information - Band 7

Are you looking to develop yourself and further your career in one of the largest Trusts in the country?

Do you want to utilise and build on your clinical knowledge and leadership skills?

Do you have the desire to improve Medicines Optimisation in our patients?

If so, we have the ideal opportunity for you to further your personal and professional development. We have an opportunity for a specialist pharmacist at band 7 to join the Medicines Information team at Trent Medicines Information Centre.
Trent Medicines Information Centre undertakes a wide range of local, regional and national activities, ranging from advising on complex patient-related clinical issues to producing evidence-based publications for both primary and secondary care users, supporting patient safety, cost-effective prescribing and medicines optimisation.

Taking a proactive role in promoting safe prescribing and administration of medicines.
Solving problems with medication administration and formulation in specialisms across the Trust.
Provide high-level support to the Medicines Information Service, including enquiry answering and proactive activities, for example provision of a national advisory service on drugs in lactation

You should have gained at least a certificate in a post-graduate diploma in clinical pharmacy and have some experience of working in a Medicines Information Service e.g. at least having undertaken a rotation in Medicines Information as a pre-registration pharmacist.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Kelly Thompson (Senior Pharmacist – Medicines Information) 0116 258 6491 / , or Vanessa Chapman – Regional Director of Medicines Information Services 0116 258 6491 / .

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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