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Clinical pharmacist

Job Reference: 188-OTH1146

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£30,401 - £37,267 pa

Are you a pharmacist who enjoys solving clinical problems? If so, this is a golden opportunity to work in a very successful and friendly team based in the medicines advice centre, a national centre of excellence. We already have a dynamic, friendly, and professional team and we’d like you to consider joining it. You won’t get a broader and more complete clinical experience anywhere!

We want to provide an outstanding clinical service to patients and our fellow professionals, and we will do that by training and supporting you so that you can give your best. We’re the team that created the Medicines Learning Portal and we will give you work-based training and experience in these areas:

  • Clinical problem solving: we advise clinicians to help manage individual inpatients, outpatients, and patients at home.
  • A regular ward of your own, and participation in our Trust clinical pharmacy training programmes.
  • The opportunity to learn how to supervise and train others.
  • We encourage you to get published with at least a web publication or conference poster in your first year here.
  • To help run our busy medicines helpline for patients.

Some experience of clinical pharmacy is needed to fulfil this role. If you’re interested we would like to hear from you!

You’ll have great support from the rest of the team in the Southampton medicines advice service. We do a lot of training and research, and employ specialist pharmacists who can help you if you are interested in these fields. We will help your specialist skills to evolve and are keen to encourage you to develop as a person, including access to clinical diploma training. Above all, we’ll make you welcome and help you enjoy your role.

UHS, rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.

The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

The closing date for applicants is the 23rd July.

The interview date for applicants will be the 15 August.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jonathan Hall

023 8120 6908

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at UHS or through one of our park-and-ride schemes on a limited basis, based on specific eligibility criteria. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

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