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Specialist Neonatal Pharmacist

Job Reference: 249-DO-D0340(C)

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Swindon, Wiltshire
£42,414 - £49,969

The Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in Swindon is proud to have a team of highly skilled, kind and compassionate staff that deliver high quality care for our patients. The Trust provides acute services from the Great Western Hospital and community healthcare services across Swindon. We are an ambitious and progressive Foundation Trust, committed to continuing our quality journey so that we can exceed our patient’s expectations.

We have recently been successful in our bid for £30 million of national funding to develop an Integrated Front Door, expand our Emergency Department, purchase land for potential expansion and to help us develop new models of care, such as an intensive rehabilitation offer. And we have many more ambitious plans. This is a great and exciting milestone which will help us to maintain quality and safety for people in Swindon and the surrounding areas over the coming years.

The Pharmacy Department at the Great Western Hospital is at the heart of the Trust’s programme to move forward and transform itself, using technology and new ways of working, to put Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy services at the heart of patient care. Our department has two robotic storage and dispensing systems, fully implemented electronic prescribing and has a clear vision for the future of clinical Pharmacy services.


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Pharmacist with a passion & drive for improving patient outcomes to lead our Neonatal and Paediatric Unit. You will be responsible for the management and delivery of a responsive, proactive and patient focused clinical pharmacy service across the whole of the Womens, Childrens and Sexual Health division.


You will be required to work effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team and will actively participate in Trust wide medicines assurance, governance and divisional meetings to ensure medicines are being used safely, effectively and cost effectively.


Supporting the Trust’s desire in striving for excellence, you will show leadership as an experienced clinical pharmacist and contribute to the implementation of the Medicines Optimisation and Pharmacy Services strategy, working with the wider pharmacy team to promote and evaluate new service models to benefit patient care and experience.


The pharmacy department employs over 80 members of staff and provides a wide breadth of services. We have a fully integrated electronic prescribing system and are able to deliver enhanced pharmaceutical care putting Medicines Optimisation at the heart of our clinical services.

The hospital is conveniently located just a mile off the M4 (Junction 15), and with a shuttle bus from Swindon town centre and station (every 15 minutes), getting here could not be any easier. The hospital is a modern building with excellent facilities both in clinical areas and for staff and as a trust employs over 4,000 staff.


We understand that experienced pharmacists often have many commitments outside of work and would be happy to consider a job share or part time working.

For further information or for an informal discussion, please contact Denise Reeves (Clinical Pharmacy Manager) 01793 605030 or email

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Working in healthcare is rewarding and we will work with you to maximize your potential. All we ask in return is that you live by our STAR values - Service, Teamwork, Ambition and Respect.

  • We invest in your training and development to pursue a successful and fulfilling career in healthcare.
  • As an NHS employer we offer one of the most competitive and flexible benefits packages offered in the UK.
  • Permanent staff receive at least 27 days' holiday each year, a generous pension, plus other benefits including flexible working options and exclusive discounts.
  • Bank workers receive one extra hours pay for every 12 hours worked in place of annual leave entitlement, plus other benefits including pension.
  • We offer an onsite Nursery and are one of the first employers in the country to offer 30 hours of free childcare a week subject to eligibility.

Application information:

The vacancy will close as soon as sufficient applications are received.

All new starters with the Trust will be subject to a six month probationary period, with the exception of medical and dental candidates.

Current employees should be aware that this position is advertised as a GWH position and appointment ends any TUPE protection.

All candidates are required to pay for their own DBS check where applicable. Standard DBS check costs £26 and will be recovered from your first pay; Enhanced DBS check costs £44 and will be split and recovered over the first 2 pay.

Bank posts requiring a DBS check; payment must be made prior to commencing.

Apprentices are exempt from payment.

GWH NHS Foundation Trust is a safeguarding employer committed to safer recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of the organisation's commitment to Safer Recruitment, candidates may request copies of relevant policies and procedures by contacting the Recruitment Team.

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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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