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Specialist Pharmacist - Care Homes

Job Reference: 358-2487207-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
LRI and across LLR, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 Per Annum

Specialist Pharmacist for Care Homes Band 7

Are you looking for a new challenge that will utilise your clinical knowledge and expertise in both Primary and Secondary care settings

Are you passionate about improving and developing pharmacy service for patients in care homes to optimise medication and reduce the need and potential of a hospital admission?

Do you have the drive and skills to improve pharmacy services for patient’s at the most acute stage of their hospital admission?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join a team of Care Home Pharmacists and to contribute to the development of the Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes Service for Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) working closely and under the leadership of the Advanced Specialist 8a for Care Homes.

The benefits of a clinical pharmacy led medicines optimisation service for care home residents is evidenced well and now supported nationally through the pharmacy integration fund.

We have the opportunity for a self-motivated, experienced and dynamic pharmacist to join the Medicines Optimisation in care homes Service and develop new and existing pharmacy services for Care Homes across Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland Leicestershire and Rutland. (LLR) under the leadership of the Advanced Specialist Pharmacist for Care homes and the existing Care Homes Teams in Primary Care

The post holder will work in and across number of settings in LLR to maximise the potential of Medicines Optimisation and innovate in supporting the improvement and integration of pharmacy services provided to Care Homes:

  • In Care Homes with patients, family members, carer’s and Care Home staff
  • With GP practices responsible for patient care
  • With other primary care health and social care service providers
  • Across the interface of Primary and secondary care
  • In the acute stages of hospital admissions
  • At discharge from or admission to care settings.

University Hospitals of Leicester has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country with one ED serving a population of over 1 million people. Our acute medicine department also has a large Acute Medical Unit, an Acute Ambulatory Care service, a Short Stay Unit, an Acute Care Medical HDU and 2 Acute Frailty Units; which includes the newly formed Frailty Emergency Squad (FES).

Building on your broad pharmacy experience you will provide pharmacy services training and advice to an identified number of Care Homes across LLR and develop close links with the UHL Frailty Team to ensure a high level of medicines optimisation and review, using nationally recognised tools.

The post holder will be:

  • self –motivated,
  • able to work alone or as part of a team
  • embrace innovation
  • be an effective communicator
  • have excellent people management skills.
  • be able to influence, motivate and improve the practice of others
  • identify areas for improvement in current practice
  • work with teams across the interface expanding the role of the pharmacy team in primary and secondary care to optimise medication for residents of Care Homes.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Rishi Gupta, CMG Lead Pharmacist – Emergency Medicine on 0116 258 5781, mobile 07773 625246 or via email

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

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 suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be 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.

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

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