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Band 8A Rheumatology Specialist Pharmacist

Job Reference: 292-2221716-CR

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
Rheumatology Pharmacist
PAH, Harlow
£44,606 - £50,819 Per Anm

The Role

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic Pharmacist to provide a lead on rheumatology medicine and have a co-ordinating role in ensuring Trust development in this area.

The post holder will lead the work in biosimilar switching and biologic review clinics

The post holder will act as a role model and expert in rheumatology medicine ensuring a consistently high level of pharmacy input in line with Trust objectives and the national initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have a strong clinical pharmacy and leadership background, evidence of self-development, be committed to delivering the highest standard of care at all times and be dedicated to the development of this service.

If you believe you have the drive, talent and expertise to be a success within this role then please contact John Biddulph (chief pharmacist) on 01279 827349 for an informal discussion or to arrange to visit the hospital.


For further details / informal visits contact:

John Biddulph

Chief Pharmacist

Tel: 01279 827349 | E-mail:

About us

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst "building for excellence" and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values which are Respectful, Caring, Responsible and Committed.


Princess Alexandra Hospital is conveniently located in Harlow, Essex just 25 minute drive to London Stansted Airport and 25 minutes train ride to London Liverpool Street. Harlow also has excellent road connections across England, with the M11, M25, A10, M1 and A1 all on its doorstep.

What we can offer

Full induction process * Structured pay scheme with annual increments * Additional living supplement to your basic salary * Minimum 27days annual leave plus bank holidays ( pro rata for part time staff ) *
NHS Pension scheme * Flexible working patterns * Onsite creche facilities * Child care vouchers * Annual appraisals with career pathways * In-house training courses * Discounted hospital restaurant * Onsite accommodation subject to availability.

All new staff joining Princess Alexandra Hospital will be subject to a probation period of 6 months.

Priority for this appointment will be awarded to any officially identified NHS staff "at risk"

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People, and Vulnerable Adults. Offers of employment are subject to pre-employment NHS screening checks.

Providing false or misleading information or unsatisfactory pre-employment checks may result in the offer of a post being withdrawn.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for the post will be invited for the next stage of the recruitment process.

We aim to represent the diversity of our local communities and positively encourage applications regardless of age, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.

Why not Come Home to Harlow and Work with us!

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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