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Clinical Pharmacist (PSCR)

Job Description

Transform your outlook, transform local healthcare, transform your career…

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is on a journey. Out of special measures and with some bold and exciting plans for the future, we are an ambitious trust that is going places, and we want you to join us.

With three hospitals, including our flagship Queen’s Hospital, across the central regions of East and South Staffordshire and Southern Derbyshire, we are at the forefront of discussions about transforming local healthcare.

Will you come with us on our journey to Be The Best? Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for.



Fixed Term, Part Time (1875)

Clinical Pharmacist

Band 6

Salary: £26,302 – 335,225

The Pharmacy team at Queen’s Hospital is committed to providing a safe, efficient and forward looking service to the people of Burton and surrounding areas. The hospital’s long-standing pioneering Electronic Prescribing system is at the forefront of NHS technological revolution and we embrace the opportunities for efficiency and development that it provides. We are proud of our friendly, positive, team based approach to the challenges of a busy NHS hospital.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed pharmacist to join our team providing proactive support in delivering a high quality service to all clinical staff, patients and members of the public.

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team working closely with pharmacists, technicians, assistants, medical and ward staff.

You will be a valued member of the ward clinical team providing clinical review of inpatient treatments, intervening, advising and facilitating as appropriate, participation in consultant ward rounds or ward boards and provision of medicines optimisation strategies.

The dispensary is the hub of the pharmacy supply service and all members of the pharmacist team clinically review outpatient and discharge prescriptions in that environment on a rotational basis.

Applicants must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team. You must be quality driven with attention to detail and a commitment to complete work to the required standard whilst meeting deadlines.

This is a temporary post until end August 2017. Working hours are 1875 hours per week, preferably Monday to Friday plus Saturday morning on rotation.

Informal enquiries to: Sarah Duckworth, Principle Pharmacist, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on  ( Phone number removed )  extension 5119.

All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the job will be short listed for further assessment.

You can apply online for this vacancy by clicking the apply button at the bottom of the screen.

If you encounter difficulty in applying on-line, or if you prefer not to apply on-line, please contact our Recruitment Team (24-hour automated answerphone) on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 5720.

Please quote reference number: C27816

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and operates a no smoking at work policy.

Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of our safe recruitment practice the Trust will apply for a Disclosure and Barring check from the DBS for all posts with patient contact.


We hope you join us in making a difference - see our further links for more information.


If sufficient candidates have applied for this position we reserve the right to withdraw the post before the closing date, therefore we advise you to apply as soon as possible if this post is of interest to you.

Applicants should note that where it is deemed that where a Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS) check is required it is applicants responsibility to cover the cost of the check which is currently £4820.

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.

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