Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

Advanced Specialist Pharmacist -Theatres & Anaesthetics (EMCHC)

Job Reference: 358-2249529-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£45,753 - £51,668 per annum pro rata

An exciting new opportunity has arisen within the UHL Pharmacy department due to new
investment & expansion of Cardiac services within UHL.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and forward thinking Pharmacist to join our
team and be an Advanced Specialist Pharmacist (8A 0.5WTE) within Paediatric Theatre
Services within the Trust, based within the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre (EMCHC)
which is going to be centralised within a new childrens hospital at the Leicester Royal
Infirmary site (LRI).

You will be part of a well-established multidisciplinary team, working alongside the theatre
specialist team. You will be the lead pharmacist for the paediatric perfusion services within
EMCHC, providing support across theatres at LRI, supporting the reconfiguration of
paediatric theatre services & being based in the newly configured paediatric theatres on the
LRI site following the EMCHC expansion. The post holder will also outreach to ICUs to
ensure a good understanding of the flow of patients across the services.

You will be responsible to develop safe, clinically effective and cost efficient use of
medicines within theatres in accordance with national priorities and local objectives. The role
will include being an active member of the governance team responsible for the investigation
and implementation of strategies to reduce future risk following drug related incidents withinthe theatre area.

The post will be based at the LRI site but may involve cross site working within the
pharmacy ITAPS team across all 3 sites supporting theatre issues across UHL & as part of
your initial induction. It is an exciting time as the service relocates and grows on the LRI site.
You will act as a role model for the band 7 pharmacists in the service

Hospital pharmacy experience necessary with experience in at least one of Paediatrics or ITU
specialties is essential for this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information about the post or to have an informal discussion regarding future options please contact: Julia Trinder-Oxley, Principal Pharmacist Theatres on 07989 220756 or David Harris, Principal Pharmacist Paediatrics 07939 051902 or 0116 258 7684

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.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Positive about Disabed People Logo
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo