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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/10/2020.

Specialist Pharmacist

Job Reference: 358-2518225-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

Specialist Pharmacist - Band 7

Are you looking for a new challenge that will improve your clinical knowledge and gain experience of working in a large organisation?

Are you passionate about improving and developing the pharmacy service for our patients to optimise medication?

Do you have a desire to provide high quality care as part of MDTs on wards and in specialist clinics as well as develop your leadership skills?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our friendly, innovative and well respected team at University Hospitals of Leicester.

We are actively recruiting Band 7 Specialist Pharmacists across a number of Specialties. In your role you will utilise your clinical experience by providing daily clinical pharmacy services to specified wards, associated areas, assisting with the training and development of others and supporting the improvement of the services.

Each post holder will be supported by the multidisciplinary team as we expand the current range of services and they will help maintain the high standard of services that are already provided. There is an ever growing number of Independent Prescribers in the teams and a strong desire to increase these numbers further so that responsibility for prescribing becomes integral to a pharmacist’s roles.

The UHL Pharmacy service is innovative, with recent service developments including the introduction of electronic prescribing across areas of the Trust, an innovative electronic handover tool and automated ward based drug management systems across a number of areas. Our ePrescribing system has been an important part of our Trust’s COVID response and has proven invaluable over this time.

Successful post holders will be self –motivated, patient focused, effective communicators and have a desire to develop themselves and others.

Our Pharmacy service is provided by a team of Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists and supported by satellite pharmacies. Our extended hours service is supported by a dedicated team of Foundation Pharmacists to provide 7 day ward based services and out of hours support. Successful candidates will work within one or more of our specialist services. Please indicate in your application if one or more particular area interests you and why. Consideration will be given to part time and full time applicants.

We are currently recruiting for posts within the following areas:

Urology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedics and Specialist Surgery (UGGS & MSS)

Working within MSS and UGGS will give you the opportunity to work across a wide variety of specialties including T&O, ortho-geriatrics, medical and surgical gastroenterology, intestinal failure, hepato-pancreo-biliary services and specialist surgical services such as burns and plastics, Max Fax , ENT and ophthalmology.

It's an exciting time to join this team as UGGs & MSS services are at the centre of the Trusts reconfiguration project which will see services moving into brand new facilities across the Trust in 2021.

Emergency and Specialist Medicine

Within Emergency and Specialist Medicine we provide services to a range of clinical areas including Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Stroke, Geriatrics, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Dermatology.

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).

Post holder will be expected to contribute towards evening, on-call and weekend rotas.

Should you be interested, we also have potential opportunities within our new Band 7 Rotational Programme, starting with a rotation in one of the above services but giving you the opportunity to rotate through renal, respiratory and cardiovascular services, amongst others.

If you are interested in joining the team in a rotational Band 7 Pharmacist role please contact us for further details and please express your interest in the rotational programme on your application form.

Interviews are provisionally planned for Early November 2020. We understand that travel may be difficult in the current circumstances so will consider remote options for interview if required.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Anna Stacey, CMG Lead Pharmacist for UGGS and MSS on mobile 07960 858 172 or via email


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments 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 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 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. As 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.

UK Registration

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

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