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Specialist Pharmacist - RRCV

Job Reference: 358-1948338-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£37,570 to £43,772 per an

Are you looking to develop yourself and further your career in one of the largest Trusts in the country?

Do you want to utilise and build on your clinical knowledge and leadership skills?

Do you have the desire to improve Medicines Optimisation in our patients?

If so, we have the ideal opportunity for you to further your personal and professional development. We have opportunities for band 7 pharmacists across a number of clinical areas within our Pharmacy Service including:

  • Emergency and Specialist Medicine
  • Renal, Respiratory and Cardiovascular
  • Women’s and Children
  • Cancer Services and Haematology


Our band 7 pharmacists are a key part of our Pharmacy and Clinical teams integral to delivering high quality, patient focussed medicines optimisation across the Trust.

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

Relevant post registration experience in hospital pharmacy, the demonstration of good communication skills and sound current clinical knowledge will be essential to being effective in these roles. You will have completed or be nearing completion of a post graduate clinical pharmacy diploma.

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.

We have well established links with our multidisciplinary teams and work together to achieve optimal care for our patients. Our service is provided by a team of Pharmacy Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists and supported by satellite pharmacies. Our extended hours service is supported by a large team of junior pharmacists based on our wards and dispensaries, including some 7 day ward based services.

Post holders will be expected to contribute to departmental evening, out of hours, weekend and bank holiday duties as per current rotas.

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.

It is an exciting time to join our Trust as work is underway to reconfigure our services to optimise patient care. We recently opened a new £50m ED and Acute Medicine providing one of the largest departments in the country. Womens and Childrens facilities will be undergoing complete refurbishment in the next few years, starting with the move of nationally recognised East Midlands Congential Heart Centre to the Leicester Royal Infirmary, mid 2019, 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.

Successful candidates will work within one or more of our specialist services. Some of these posts may be rotational within our clinical services team to provide training and development opportunities in a variety of specialist areas. 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.

A job description is attached covering the core Band 7 Specialist Pharmacist roles. A more specific Job Description is in place for some aspects of the service, such as for Cancer Services and Haematology roles. This is available on request.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jude Bwire, CMG Lead Pharmacist – RRCV on 07950 889 027 or 0116 258 3068

Alternatively you can send an email to

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed 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 suitably EU/EEA candidate is successful it is unlikely that the Trust is 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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