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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Rotational

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Band 7
Full Time - 37.5 hours per week
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King's Mill Hospital
Sutton in Ashfield
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
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Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) is an award winning, modern and friendly trust, dedicated to providing outstanding care.  We are an improving organisation with strong leadership, a clear sense of direction and an exciting vision for the future.  Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure the patient is at the heart of everything we do.  

At SFH we value our staff.  We know that happy, highly motivated, engaged staff are key to providing the highest quality care for our patients. We offer a range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment.  We’re committed to enabling colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’. 

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

What our staff say about us from our recent anonymous Staff Survey: 

'The organisation is a good place to work with strong values and a clear commitment to quality of care and patient experience.'


An opportunity has arisen to invest in Specialist Clinical Pharmacists working with the four divisions on the King's Mill Hospital site. Working on a rotational basis, these individuals will undergo training to enable them to provide a high standard of Clinical Pharmacy support to a number of high risk medication areas including:

• Critical Care training to support deteriorating patients on wards in conjunction with the Critical Care Outreach Team.
• Working as a part of the Haematology team in both a ward environment and developing the pharmacy service to the Myeloma clinics.
• Supporting appropriate clinical nutrition through the multidisciplinary TPN ward round and the aseptic dispensing unit.
• Working as part of the Pharmacy admissions team to support the development of new  assessment units across the Trust

• Working within Medicine and Healthcare of the Elderly to promote medicines optimisation, streamline medicines review processes and encourage self-administration
• Supporting appropriate clinical governance within Paediatrics and Neonatal care

These posts will ideally suit Pharmacists who have already developed excellent clinical skills and knowledge who are looking to put these into practice within a more specialised clinical environment with the support of highly specialised Pharmacists. The post holder will also help further develop the Pharmacy service within this broad clinical area with opportunities to participate in a wide range of tasks such as:

• Risk assessment for safe medicines practice
• Input into relevant clinical guidelines
• Clinical audit
• Medicines expenditure analysis

To be able to meet this challenge the ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills, a willingness to learn and develop an expertise in these clinical areas and a passion for evidence based, patient centred care.

Our ward-based clinical services are extremely well developed and we expect our Pharmacists to provide a high level of clinical input to ensure the optimal use of medicines in our patients. Our Clinical Pharmacists are supported at ward level by a highly trained and motivated team of Medicines Management Technicians to provide an innovative and progressive Clinical Pharmacy service throughout the hospital.

Our Pharmacy department has embraced electronic assistive tools and robotic dispensing allowing the vast majority of inpatient work to be dealt with at ward level again ensuring your Pharmacist skills and knowledge are focussed on clinical medicines issues at the patient’s bedside.

You should have significant qualified hospital experience, and hold, or be expecting to complete within the next few months, a Diploma/MSc in Clinical Pharmacy.

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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 or email, Tom Bell 01623 622515 ext 6157 or email

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