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Senior Clinical Pharmacist

Job Reference: 252-2750925

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford
£40,681 - £46,294 per annum

Senior Clinical Pharmacist Education & Training

Band 7 with Out of Hours commitment

37.5 hr per week

Are you a pharmacist looking for a new challenge? Do you want to diversify your skill set and develop your career? Are you ready to accept a new role which will expand both your clinical and leadership potential?

Our innovative education and training pharmacy team are looking for a self-motivated clinical pharmacist to join us. You will work closely with our education and training leads to train and develop doctors, nurses and all pharmacy professionals. We will support you as you enhance and expand your training knowledge, and you will also learn through networking with fellow education and training pharmacists across London and the South East.

You will have a daily clinical commitment working with our dedicated medicine management trained and accuracy checking technicians who are fully integrated into the dispensary and ward service providing a full team approach to support near-patient pharmaceutical care on the wards.

We encourage career development and offer the opportunity to undertake postgraduate qualifications including clinical diploma and non-medical prescribing. Our department embraces IT innovation and we have robotic dispensing, bar-coded prescription tracking, electronic discharge and are on our journey towards full ePMA.

Applicants must be currently registered with the GPhC as a pharmacist and have completed or close to completion of a clinical postgraduate diploma. Previous UK hospital pharmacy experience is desirable.

Darent Valley Hospital is a modern 550-bed acute district general hospital located close to the Dartford Crossing. Our specialties include day-care surgery, general surgery, trauma, orthopaedics, maternity, cardiology, respiratory, nephrology, cancer services and general medicine. The Trust is moving towards seven day working for all departments, so there will be some weekend and flexible working required.

To discuss the requirements for this role, please contact Maria Staines, Lead Pharmacist, Education & Training on 01322 428523. Job descriptions and post specifications are listed on our Trust website or available via the Recruitment department and interviews will be held during week beginning 7th December 2020. Interviews will be remote, via a virtual platform. Please ensure your availability for interview on this date before applying.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Maria Staines
Job title: Principal Pharmacist Education & Training
Email address:
Telephone number: 01322428523

Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

If you would like to be part of our innovative and forward thinking team putting patients at the centre of all we do, we invite you to #joinourfamily.

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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