Lead Pharmacist - Clinical Trials and Education and Training

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Lead Pharmacist - Clinical Trials and Education and Training

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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.

Are you an experienced hospital pharmacist, seeking new challenges in a clinically-orientated pharmacy service? Are you a forward thinking individual who has the vision to deliver projects and become involved in multidisciplinary patient care? Are you looking for a wide-ranging and stimulating pharmacy experience?

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) based in Oswestry, Shropshire, close to the border with Wales is a leading Orthopaedic Centre of excellence with a reputation for innovation. The Trust provides a comprehensive range of musculoskeletal (bone, joint and tissue) surgical, medical and rehabilitation services; locally, regionally and nationally.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking and experienced Pharmacist to join our Pharmacy team. This will be a senior post responsible for leading the Clinical Trials Service and Education and Training . Ideally you will be an independent prescriber however this is not essential. 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.

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 pharmaceutical care planning. To meet the needs of our patients we provide ward-based clinical pharmacy and have a team of independent prescribers.

The successful candidate will have well developed communication, interpersonal and IT skills, a desire for self-development and organisational skills. The post holder will also be expected to work on Saturdays and an allocated Bank Holiday in the dispensary on a rotational basis. 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.

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.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Downes
Deputy Chief Pharmacist

Reference: 40887822

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