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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/10/2021.

Clinical Pharmacist

Job Reference: 185-A-21-109508

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Specialist Services
£40,057 to £45,839 per annum pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

We are looking for a pharmacist who is thinking of taking the next step in their career by developing themselves in a specialist area whilst consolidating their practice in core rotational areas. Ideally you will have completed, or be on your way towards finishing your clinical diploma and have experience in a hospital pharmacy setting. Aspirations to develop as an independent prescriber and to gain experience across a variety of specialist clinical areas.


The Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital offers specialist rotations including Intensive Care, Respiratory & Cystic Fibrosis, Cardiology, Specialist Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Renal, Acute Stroke, Paediatrics & Neonates, Acute Medicine. The lead pharmacist for each of these areas will support you during the rotation and there will be opportunities to be involved in quality improvement and teaching as well as additional opportunities for mentoring and personal development within our expanding team.


Candidates are required to have a strong team approach, good communication skills and show initiative whilst being a reliable and enthusiastic pharmacist.


The post-holder will participate in on-call, weekend, late duty and bank holiday rosters. Please note that in order to deliver a high standard of care to patients the Pharmacy service operates 7 days a week and staff are therefore required to work some weekends as part of their contracted hours


Hours: 37.5 full time


Salary: Band 7 £40,057 to £45,839 per annum


If you’d like to know more about the opportunities, please get in touch with Rob Elliot-Cooke on 01392 404809 or via email on and if you’d like to know more about living in Exeter, take a look at the website inexeter as it has lots of useful information on it.

The posts have been identified as involving access to vulnerable adults and/or children and in line with Trust policy successful applicants will be required to undertake a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Check/Enhanced Disclosure Check.


Please note that you will be notified via email regarding the result of your application. Interviews will take place on Thursday 4th November 2021



The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are planning to formally join together in April 2022; subject to the necessary approvals from our Board, Governors and regulatory authorities. Over the last few years we have made good progress by working more closely together to tackle our shared challenges. However, both organisations believe that combining our strengths into a single organisation will put us in a stronger position to offer high quality, resilient services to the people of Devon now and in the future. Further information regarding the proposed NDHT and RD&E integration is available on each of the Trust websites.

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