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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/06/2021.

Foundation Pharmacist - Band 6/7

Job Reference: 323-KPF224

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
St Peter’s Hospital Guildford Road Chertsey Surrey KT16 0PZ
£32,933 - £46,294 pa Inc. HCAS

Our vision at Ashford & St Peter’s is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff.

There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provide acute and planned inpatient and outpatient care for our local community with a strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

Foundation Pharmacist Band 6 / 7 Progression

The Pharmacy Department has opportunities for enthusiastic and committed pharmacists to join our Pharmacy Team. The Pharmacy Department is a busy but friendly, progressive and expanding unit, which is dedicated to providing World Class standards of pharmaceutical care to all of our patients.

You will work closely with and be fully supported by the divisional and service lead pharmacists and their teams. The successful candidate will have the patient at the centre of all they do, possess good communication skills and be able to work well as part of a multidisciplinary team.

A structured training and development programme will be provided offering rotations through specialities such as Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Cancer Services, Critical Care and Medicines Information. Dispensary duties will also be included. After a period of embedding as a clinical pharmacist, you will be required to undertake a diploma in Clinical Pharmacy.

You will need to be organised, well-motivated and have excellent communication and people skills, as well as the ability to adapt quickly to new situations.

If you are looking for a challenging role in which to develop your skills and knowledge then this post will provide an excellent opportunity for you, while providing you with the all of the support and training that you need.

We are fully committed to personal development, encouraging all staff to undertake relevant education and training to meet their needs.

You must be, or about to be, registered as a Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Applications are welcome from all sectors of pharmacy practice, including community, primary care, industry and academia.

These are full time posts, with commitment required to evening, weekend, Bank Holiday and on-call duties as per rota.


For further information please contact Sharmeen Ajaz Lead Education and Training Pharmacist, or on telephone number 01932 723201

Where to find us:

Our main sites are Ashford Hospital, TW15 3AA near to Heathrow Airport and St Peter’s Hospital, KT16 0RQ which is close to junction 11, M25. We also operate services at Woking Bradley Unit and Milford Hospital. A free shuttle bus service operates between Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals.

Staff Benefits

Flexible working: We want all staff to have a good life/work balance and we will support you to have a working pattern that meets your needs and helps us to provide our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

We are Ofsted registered day nurseries at Ashford and St Peter’s sites, catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, and half-term play-schemes for primary school age children, open from 8am to 6pm.

We have car parking on all our sites and a new multi-storey car park on the St Peter’s site. We have onsite accommodation in shared flats or houses.

The NHS Pension scheme helps you to build your pension for when you retire. You receive tax relief on the contributions you make while you are working and the Trust makes a financial contribution as well. The NHS pension scheme has benefits that will support you and your family when you retire.

Career pathways: we support our staff to develop their careers and will ensure that you can access support, training and development to progress and fulfil your potential at ASPH

Find our more in our Guide for Applicants.

Coronavirus update:

We are reviewing our recruitment and on-boarding processes on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE). Interviews will be virtual wherever possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your application will be transferred into our third party recruitment system, the HireLab. You will receive an email inviting you to log into the HireLab and you will be able to monitor the progress of your application, pre-employment checks and on-boarding.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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