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Lead Clinical Pharmacist - Rheumatology

Band 8a

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Band 8a
Full time 37.5hrs per week
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King's Mill Hospital
£44,606 - £50,819 pro rata per annum
30/06/2019 23:59
Interview date

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) We are a multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care across our three hospitals and in the Mid Nottinghamshire community. We have a stable leadership team, a clear sense of direction and we are working very closely with our health and local authority partners in the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to deliver a better future for the population we serve. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of our decision making.

At SFH we value our staff.  We know happy, well supported staff provide high quality care to patients. We want all patients to receive the level of care we expect our friends and family to receive and we are making progress with this aim. We have the highest staff engagement scores across the Midlands and in 2018 the Care Quality Commission assessed us as Good Overall and Outstanding for the Care we provide.

We offer a growing range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment. We are committed to supporting colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’. 

If our vision and values appeal to you, now is the time to join #Team SFH. 


The reorganisation of rheumatology services has created this new, exciting opportunity to work as an independent prescriber within the specialist field of rheumatology. We are looking to recruit a confident, enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced clinical pharmacist with excellent communication skills, a prescribing qualification and a keen interest in the safe, rational and cost-effective prescribing of rheumatology medicines.

You will

  • Participate in outpatient rheumatology clinics as an independent prescriber alongside consultant rheumatologists and specialist nurses
  • Monitor and influence rheumatology medicine use and expenditure
  • Develop and implement audits within rheumatology
  • Develop and deliver multidisciplinary training within rheumatology

With a postgraduate qualification in clinical pharmacy, you will have highly developed clinical pharmacy skills and a proven track record of operation at a senior level, particularly in relation to influencing prescribing and facilitating change.Trust Pharmacy services are centred in a modern, state of the art hospital on the King’s Mill site, which provides excellent facilities for patients and staff.

Our modern dispensary and stores are automated and allow supply of medicines via remote connection. Our ethos over recent years has been to provide Pharmacy services close to patients and make the best use of the skills of our staff. To this end most of our wards have a Medicines Management Technician service that concentrates on medicine supply so allowing the clinical Pharmacists to focus on patient safety and optimising treatment.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your expertise within a brand new post and contribute to the delivery of the excellent rheumatology service provided by our Trust. Ideally this is a full time role at the Trust but we will consider applications from those wishing to work flexibly.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Cath Fletcher 01623 622515 ext. 3178,