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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/09/2021.

Specialist Clinical Pharmacist / ED Admissions (Band 7)

Job Reference: 370-AHP7PHA-3489

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. WE provide a first-class service from our two acute (secondary) care hospitals across two sites in the boroughs of Warrington and Halton, supporting a diverse population of 330,000. It has approximately 4,700 staff and an annual turnover of c.£317m.

The majority of our emergency care and complex surgical care is based at Warrington Hospital. The Halton Hospital site is home to the Nightingale Building, a centre of excellence for routine surgery, and the Captain Sir Tom Moore Building, housing our orthopaedic surgery services.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Inclusive, Kind, Embracing Change

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey. WHH is also an Armed Forces Friendly organisation and welcomes applications from members of the Military Veteran and Armed Forces Community.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Clinical Rotational Pharmacist/ED Admissions (Rotationalplus EDC)

Previous applicants need not apply

Do you want to work in a pharmacy department that is at the heart of the Trusts programme to move forward; and transform itself using technology and new ways of working to deliver medicines optimisation?

Our Trust is investing in additional pharmacy staffing to support our 7 day admissions service

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly people passionate about clinical pharmacy to become part of our team.

Due to the promotion of existing post holders we have vacancies for enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join our dynamic, friendly department.

Our established band 7 clinical rotational programme includes;

  • Admissions & Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiology
  • Specialist Surgery
  • Aseptic services
  • Gastroenterology
  • Elective orthopedics
  • Haematology
  • Intensive Care
  • Women’s and Children’s Health

You will benefit from working in a forward-thinking Trust with fully integrated electronic prescribing and patient noting. The successful candidates will receive support and mentorship from senior members of the pharmacy team, including an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Frailty and Care of the Elderly. The department is supportive of candidates who wish to undertake additional qualifications, such as independent prescribing, and will provide you with prospective opportunities to develop your leadership, management and clinical governance skills.

These roles are suitable for dedicated individuals with clinical pharmacy experience and the drive and desire to proactively contribute to delivering outstanding patient care. You will be currently undertaking or have completed a postgraduate pharmacy clinical diploma.

The department delivers 7 day ward based clinical pharmacy services and as such you will be required to participate in the weekend and on call rota.

Warrington and Halton NHS Foundation Trust covers two main sites, you may be required to work cross site.

As well as the rotational programme we are also supporting the development of prescribing pharmacists within our team.

Why should you apply?

  • You are enthusiastic and friendly
  • You have a desire to improve medicines optimisation
  • You want to increase your clinical exposure before deciding upon a specialty
  • We have opportunities to develop clinical governance and managerial skills


This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information.

The Trust operates a Smoke Free Policy which does not permit smoking within the Trust premises and grounds/site.

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Depending on the classification of the post, in-line with DBS guidelines, a Standard or Enhanced disclosure will be required which may include a check of the ‘Vulnerable Adults List’, the ‘Children’s List’ and/or the Independent Safeguarding Authorities (ISA’s) barred lists.

A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

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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