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Band 7 Specialist Pharmacist

Job Reference: 358-2204088-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£37, 570 to £43,772

Specialist Pharmacist - Band 7

Are you looking for a new challenge that will improve your clinical knowledge and gain experience of working in a large organisation?

Are you passionate about improving and developing the pharmacy service for our patients to optimise medication?

Do you have a desire to provide high quality care as part of MDTs on wards and in specialist clinics as well as develop your leadership skills?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our friendly, innovative and well respected team at University Hospitals of Leicester.

Following significant recent investment in the team we have a number of opportunities for keen, motivated and patient focused pharmacists to join the following areas:

  • Emergency and Specialist Medicine
  • Urology, Gastroenterology, General & Specialist Surgery, Trauma & Orthopaedics (UGGs & MSS)
  • Renal, Respiratory, Cardiology and Vascular
  • Women’s and Children
  • Cancer Services and Haematology

In your role you will utilise your clinical experience by providing daily clinical pharmacy services to specified wards, associated areas, assisting with the training and development of others and supporting the improvement of the services

Each post holder will be supported by the multidisciplinary team as we expand the current range of services and they will help maintain the high standard of services that are already provided. There is an ever growing number of Independent Prescribers in the teams and a strong desire to increase these numbers further so that responsibility for prescribing becomes integral to a pharmacist’s roles.

UHL Pharmacy is an innovative service, with recent service developments including the introduction of electronic prescribing across areas of the Trust, implementation of fully electronic chemotherapy prescribing, an innovative electronic handover tool and automated ward based drug management systems across a number of areas.

Successful post holders will be:

  • self –motivated,
  • patient focused,
  • an effective communicator,
  • work as part of multiple teams whilst working independently if necessary,
  • influence, motivate and improve the practice of others,
  • identify areas for improvement in current practice,
  • train and develop others

It is an exciting time to join our Trust as work is underway to reconfigure our services to optimise patient care. Womens and Childrens facilities will be undergoing complete refurbishment in the next few years, starting with the move of nationally recognised East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre to the Leicester Royal Infirmary, mid 2020, bringing all Childrens care in the Southern East Midlands to a single site.

The advent of the South East Midlands Oncology Centre is expanding our Oncology and Haematology service and we are exploring options to offer treatment on other hospital sites and through outreach.

Working with UGGs will give exposure to a variety of clinical areas to optimise patient care. As part of this, our Band 7 Specialist Pharmacists are part of the Nutrition Ward Round, which contributes to the MDT process for patients with clinical nutrition needs. Additionally, UGGs & MSS are currently part of a large transformation project which will further help us in becoming the best.

Within Emergency and Specialist Medicine we provide services to a range of clinical areas including Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Stroke, Geriatrics, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Dermatology.

University Hospitals of Leicester has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the country with one ED serving a population of over 1 million people. Our acute medicine department also has a large Acute Medical Unit, an Acute Ambulatory Care service, a Short Stay Unit, an Acute Care Medical HDU and 2 Acute Frailty Units; which includes the newly formed Frailty Emergency Squad (FES).

Our service is provided by a team of Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists and supported by satellite pharmacies. Our extended hours service is supported by a dedicated team of Foundation Pharmacists to provide 7 day ward based services and out of hours support. We have electronic prescribing embedded across all of our areas and are working towards implementing automated medicines management systems on our wards.

Successful candidates will work within one or more of our specialist services. Please indicate in your application if one or more particular area interests you and why. Consideration will be given to part time and full time applicants.

Post holder will be expected to contribute towards evening, on-call and weekend rotas.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For applicants interested in the Cancer Services/Haematology roles, please contact Usha Goyal on for an initial discussion.

Interviews are provisionally planned for 6th March 2020

If you wish to discuss any aspects of these posts or for further information please contact:

Rishi Gupta, CMG Lead Pharmacist for Emergency Medicine, on mobile 07773 625246 or via email

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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