Clinical Pharmacist (Band 7)

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Entry level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Job Overview
The pharmacy service at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust has a high profile and is well integrated into multi-disciplinary teams, providing a much valued contribution to patient care. This is an exciting time for our Pharmacy Department as we continue to improve and develop our clinical pharmacy service.
We are looking for a clinical pharmacist to join our clinical team for one year to support the delivery of the clinical pharmacy service to a range of clinical specialties across acute, medical, surgical and women’s and children’s
wards, as well as the anticoagulation clinic and aseptic unit. The successful candidate will be a role model with the vision, insight, and self-motivation to implement change and to further develop your skills in preparation for a more advanced role. You will assist in the delivery of medicines optimisation
through high-quality care, formulary reviews, and clinical audits and will also be involved in the training and supervision of various members of the Pharmacy team. You will also support the dispensary and
partake in the late, on call and weekend service.
Main duties of the job
Your strong interpersonal and communication skills will give you the ability to gain co-operation from clinicians, nurses, and managers to achieve positive and timely outcomes to benefit patients and achieve organisational objectives.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced pharmacists with a Clinical Diploma or equivalent relevant experience.
We are accepting applications from pharmacists nearing the completion of their training to start in March 2024
The role includes participation in a variety of trust-wide multidisciplinary groups, giving an ideal career opportunity to develop both clinical and managerial skills.
For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Reema Haque, Senior Clinical Pharmacist – Integrated & Complex Care via email: [email protected]
Working for our organisation
We are always looking for enterprising and innovative approaches to the way we provide our services. We are a national centre for telemedicine and introduced telehealth to the UK offender healthcare sector and also provide the service to patients in their care homes. Community matters to us and we are supported by 400 dedicated volunteers and have strong links with Bradford University, Craven College and Leeds City College to ensure we inspire the workforce of the future.
We want to attract staff who embrace our ‘Right Care’ behaviours of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients – we want to make these part of our DNA.
Detailed Job Description And Main Responsibilities
For further information and full details of the role please see the attached job description and person specification
Person specification
Knowledge & Skills
Essential criteria
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Methodical with effective organisational skills in the workplace. Able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Ability to supervise the work of junior staff and provide constructive feedback on performance
  • Able interpret and summarise a wide range of clinical information and demonstrate appropriate clinical knowledge and application
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the formulation, preparation and therapeutic action of medicines
  • Able to present written information clearly, concisely and accurately
  • Able to demonstrate Initiative
  • Interest in expanding knowledge and self development
  • Pride in establishing and maintaining high standards of work and have attention to detail
  • Good analytical and evaluative skills
  • Good knowledge of critical appraisal skills, evidence-based medicine and formulary systems
  • Broad understanding of current hospital pharmacy practice
  • Computer literate including ability to use Microsoft
  • Word, email and internet
  • Thorough understanding of the NHS Constitution and its implications
Essential criteria
  • Significant experience post registration
  • Broad clinical pharmacy experience and knowledge of therapeutics
  • Recent clinical pharmacy experience within medicine and surgery (general and / or specialised) and enthusiasm to develop specialisation in these clinical areas.
  • Commitment and evidence of professional updating and formal continuous professional development (CPD)
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in hospital environment post registration
  • Knowledge of directorate pharmacy services
  • Evidence of involvement in pharmacy practice research and/or audit
  • Previous experience of attendance on consultant ward rounds
  • Previous experience of working in pharmacy technical services
Essential criteria
  • Masters degree in Pharmacy (MPharm)
  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Studying for Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Diploma / MSc or equivalent Qualification or evidence of equivalent experience
Desirable criteria
  • Completed a Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent or equivalent advanced practice supported by training
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and working towards membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty scheme
  • Member of the UKCPA
  • Independent Prescriber
Essential Criteria
  • Ability to deal confidently and directly with the public, clinicians, members of the healthcare team and pharmacy colleagues
  • Ability to work unsupervised and alone
  • Ability to work in a busy environment and to remain calm and assertive under pressure
  • Ability to work with other colleagues effectively as part of a team
  • Flexibility with regard to change in work schedules
  • Positive attitude
  • Able to identify when to refer to senior staff for guidance / direction when necessary
Personal Qualities
Essential Criteria
  • Professional appearance and credibility
  • Pleasant manner and sociable behaviour
  • Honest and trustworthy and able to maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • Self-motivated with enthusiasm to work as a specialist clinical pharmacist and to contribute to the forward planning of the service
Other Job Requirements
Essential criteria
  • Ability to take part in working rotas including bank holidays and on-call
  • Ability to adhere to policies, procedures and standards
  • Flexibility in working hours to suit the needs of the Pharmacy Service.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Entry level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 11, 2024
Company Overview
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Current Openings: 0

We’re an award-winning NHS hospital and community services trust, caring for over 200,000 people living in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Working together to support our patients and our staff is at the heart of everything we do. We have the best of both worlds here – we’re rural, and we’re urban. Our services are provided from our main hospital site, Airedale Hospital, and at other locations across the community – such as the recently refurbished Castleberg Hospital near Settle, Coronation Hospital in Ilkley and Skipton Hospital. We care for patients living in an area of over 700 square miles within Yorkshire and Lancashire. This includes the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales and the city of Bradford which has a great history and culture. Our 2500 staff and 350 committed volunteers all work to our values and behaviours. Our values are about; compassion, improving lives, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients. We want to make these part of our DNA. We understand that it’s down to the hard work, effort and dedication of our staff that makes a difference for our patients. Our people really do make our Airedale experience – we take pride in fostering a friendly, effective and caring work environment.
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