Highly Specialist Pharmacist – Medicine-Apply before 27 November 2023

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Job Details:

  • Posting Date: 13 November 2023
  • Salary: £58,698.00 to £65,095.00 per year
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Closing Date: 27 November 2023
  • Location: London, SW10 9NH
  • Company: NHS Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job Reference: C9289-CSS-1280-A

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Summary: As a Highly Specialist Pharmacist in Medicine, you will play a pivotal role in providing clinical pharmacy services to medical patients. Your responsibilities will include reviewing prescriptions for accuracy, ensuring the effective supply of inpatient medications, and promoting safe and cost-efficient drug use. Additionally, you will collaborate with healthcare professionals, contribute to service development, and participate in research initiatives.

Key Responsibilities:

Clinical Practice:

  • Review prescriptions for accuracy and legality, identifying potential issues.
  • Ensure effective supply of medicines for inpatients and appropriate labeling for discharge.
  • Monitor patients for potential adverse effects of medications.
  • Support patient discharge planning with a focus on medication.
  • Demonstrate professional accountability to patients.
  • Liaise with the Lead Directorate Pharmacist for clinical pharmacy service development.


  • Act as a role model for junior pharmacists, promoting best practices.
  • Motivate and inspire others to improve care and create a positive working environment.
  • Contribute to service development and clinical pharmacy services in line with objectives.
  • Represent Pharmacy at multidisciplinary meetings and contribute to research initiatives.

Management of Service:

  • Ensure national and local agendas are delivered.
  • Lead responses to medication-related incidents within the directorate.
  • Monitor and report on drug expenditure, develop and review clinical guidelines.
  • Evaluate performance of junior staff and provide pharmaceutical and financial information.

Evaluation of Service:

  • Monitor clinical pharmacy to ensure safe, effective, and cost-efficient drug use.
  • Document workload and quality of pharmacy services in line with objectives.
  • Evaluate pharmacy services for recognition in line with corporate and clinical governance goals.

Research and Service Development:

  • Demonstrate a critical approach towards pharmacy practice.
  • Undertake practice research and integrate findings into practice.
  • Develop clinical pathways within the speciality area.
  • Actively seek improvements using Quality Improvement Methodology.

Education and Training:

  • Participate in training and supervision of junior pharmacists and pre-registration graduates.
  • Identify training needs, develop strategies, and evaluate provided education and training.
  • Contribute to clinical training of ward staff and maintain a CPD portfolio.
  • Act as a GPhC pre-registration pharmacist Practice Supervisor/Educational Supervisor.


  • Maintain a broad level of pharmacy practice, adhering to ethical and professional codes.
  • Ensure responsive and inclusive communication, considering various recipients and potential barriers.
  • Participate in education and training programs for continuous professional development.
  • Adhere to relevant legislation and codes of conduct.
  • Undertake any other duties reasonably required by the Chief Pharmacist.

This job description may be subject to change based on service needs, following discussion between the post holder and their manager. All duties must be carried out under supervision or within Trust policy and procedure.