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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Rotational

Job Reference: 405-18-PT478PHAR-A

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical & Scientific Division
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum

Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

Outstanding Location

West Dorset with its outstanding scenery and rugged coastline is characterised by a number of small towns, each with a distinct identity. The coastline is protected by World Heritage as a site of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester is an intriguing mix of historic and the modern, with the new Brewery Square development offering a vibrant and sophisticated leisure and shopping complex.

The local schools are amongst the best in the country with a mix of public and private education.

The hospital is close to the town centre of Dorchester, and has excellent bus and rail networks, making the major centres of Bournemouth, Bath, Southampton, Exeter and Bristol easily accessible

Outstanding Rewards

NHS Discount Scheme – free to join and a huge range of discounts for NHS staff

Childcare Support – our staff receive discounted rates at Sunny Days Nurseries and we also provide a childcare voucher scheme.

Cycle to Work Scheme – we run a Cycle to Work Scheme, offering savings on the cost of a new bike plus cycling equipment

Pension – the NHS offers one of the UK’s best pension schemes with an excellent package of benefits

Flexible working – a range options including compressed hours, term-time contracts and part-time working

Staff Recognition – as well as regular appraisals, local and corporate inductions, we recognise the great work of our staff through the Monthly Hospital Heroes Award and the Annual Gem Awards

Employee Support and Wellbeing– A free, confidential counselling service for both work and non-work related matters. A physiotherapy service is also available.

Oustanding Career

Winner of the CHKS Top Hospitals – Dorset County Hospital has been recognised for its high performance in clinical effectiveness, health outcomes, efficiency, patient experience and quality of care. The pharmacy department have also been awarded for their contribution to medicines management and electronic prescribing.

The pharmacy department has exciting development opportunities for two highly motivated pharmacists ready to take the next step in their career. If you wish to be part of a dynamic and innovative pharmacy team, join us as a Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, providing services to a variety of areas within the Trust.

You will be a highly valued member of the pharmacy team and a role model for junior pharmacists. You will demonstrate the highest level of commitment to patient safety whilst contributing towards the Cost Improvement Programme and medicines governance agenda. You will work closely with multidisciplinary clinical and managerial teams.

The ideal candidate will have experience in delivering a clinical pharmacy service to a range of specialities and will have completed or near completed a post graduate diploma in Clinical Pharmacy practice. You will be committed to delivering a high standard of pharmaceutical care and demonstrate excellent communication and mentoring skills. You will have strong prioritisation and time management skills enabling you to work efficiently and effectively.

Dorset County Hospital (400 beds) was officially opened in May 1998 and has a bright spacious and friendly working environment, located within easy walking distance of the historic centre of Dorchester, which is eight miles from the Jurassic Coast and within minutes of areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Dorchester itself offers a bustling social scene with a mix of modern development of shops, restaurants, cinema, and festivals and specialist markets. There are direct train links to London and the South West including Bristol and Bath.

The purpose-built Pharmacy provides a clinical pharmacy service to Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The dispensary benefits from an ARX robot installation, a Prescription Tracking System and the Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration is in use in the majority of the hospital.

We are an innovative forward thinking department entering an exciting new phase. A series of in-house developments are underway, giving the opportunity for successful candidates to be involved in dynamic projects which offer professional progression.

Please note the hours will be:

37.5 hours per week with on-call commitment and participation in the weekend and bank holiday working rota.
For further details / informal visits contact:

Katie Travers, Clinical Pharmacy Manager on 01305 255913 or email, or Theresa Larcombe, Deputy Chief Pharmacist on 01305 255587 or email


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on 01305 254655 to find out whether you have been shortlisted

DBS - If you join us and need a new DBS check, we will recover the costs through a salary deduction (£44 - enhanced check or £26 - standard)

Applicants who subscribe to the update service or have a valid portable DBS will not incur a charge. There will be no charge to Volunteers/newly hired apprentices. Employees within AfC pay bands 1-4 can choose to pay through salary deductions over 3 months

VISA - Tier 2 visa applicants who are coming to work in an occupation defined by the relevant Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, and their adult dependants, will need to provide a criminal record certificate from any country they have lived for 12 months or more in the past 10 years.

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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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