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Clinical Pharmacist Pre-op and Surgery

Clinical Pharmacist Pre-op and Surgery

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Clinical Pharmacist Surgery and Pre-operative assessment - Band 7 (or pending Diploma - Band 6)

The NHS is the biggest employer in Europe. It’s a world-renowned institution and an exciting place to work, full of challenges and opportunities.

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) is one of the leading specialist orthopaedic hospitals in the country, with some of the highest levels of staff and patient satisfaction, as well as a strong reputation for innovation. We work together as a team of over 1,600 expert members of staff to make a difference for our patients and their families.

Our latest CQC Report was published in February 2019 and saw us rated as ‘Good’ overall and ‘Outstanding’ for care.

As a leading Orthopaedic provider and established Foundation Trust, we have an excellent reputation locally and nationally for the provision of high quality care.

Who we’re looking for

Are you an experienced or recently qualified hospital pharmacist, seeking new challenges in a clinically-orientated pharmacy service? Or are you a community pharmacist who would like to make the move into hospital pharmacy and become involved in multidisciplinary patient care? Are you looking for a wide-ranging and stimulating pharmacy experience?

We are looking for a dynamic and self-motivated pharmacist to join our clinical pharmacy team. You will gain experience in clinical pharmacy pre-dominantly specialist surgery and pre-operative assessment other specialities include care of the elderly medicine, paediatrics, rheumatology, dispensary, clinical trials and technical services. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a specialist pharmacy team working closely with multi-disciplinary clinical teams including consultants, registrars, specialist nurse practitioners, dieticians and psychologists. Audit and practice research will be encouraged.

This is a Band 7 post; however we also welcome applications from Pharmacists who do not hold the clinical diploma including newly qualified pharmacists. In these circumstances the post would commence at Band 6, and increase to Band 7 upon achievement of the diploma. (It would be a requirement that the diploma would be achieved within 3 years of commencement. Time and contribution towards course fees is available).

Our friendly department provides an environment that supports innovation, learning and team working and encourages individuals to develop in their role. As a department we continually aim to improve patient care and to promote professional development. We are a forward thinking department having recently invested in electronic prescribing and electronic pharmaceutical care planning. To meet the needs of our patients we provide ward-based clinical pharmacy, pharmacist-led clinics and have an extensive team of independent prescribers.

The successful candidates will have well developed communication and interpersonal skills, a desire for self-development and organisational skills. You will thrive on the opportunities and challenges provided by a busy and varied supportive work environment. If you are enthusiastic and keen to make a positive contribution to the care of our patients, we would like to hear from you.

The post holder will be actively encouraged to study for an appropriate post-graduate qualification. The Trust has developed links with Keele University to deliver post-graduate teaching and is a partner for clinical research.

The post holder will be required to work Saturdays and Bank Holiday in the dispensary on a rotational basis.

We are committed to Equal Opportunities and welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the post.

Our aim is to aspire to deliver world class patient care, and we want talented, dedicated and passionate people to help us achieve this.

Our continued success is accomplished through the skills and expertise of our staff, which is underpinned by our values: Friendly, Caring, Excellence, Professional and Respect. If your values align to ours, and you would like to join us in aspiring to deliver world class patient care, we would love to hear from you.


Joining RJAH is more than just a job – we want our people to have the best opportunities to thrive in their role.

Whether you're starting out in your career, or have a wealth of experience – we’re always looking to recruit outstanding individuals in a range of clinical areas, as well as support and administrative roles.

We have a range of fantastic staff benefits on offer to everyone who joins RJAH and you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding professional development opportunities.

RJAH has strong links with a range of universities including Staffordshire, Keele, Glyndwr, Chester and Birmingham.

Shropshire is also one of the most attractive parts of the country, with a rich historic culture and excellent transport links. The hospital is located on a site outside Oswestry, just off the A5. The nearest train station is in Gobowen, approximately two miles from the hospital. The station is part of the Chester to Birmingham line.

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received. The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Downes
Deputy Chief Pharmacist

Reference: 40890047

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