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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist in Acute Medicine

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Manchester Royal Infirmary
Band 7
17/12/2018 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

We are looking for a Specialist Clinical Pharmacist in Acute Medicine.

You’ll be part of the team providing a clinical pharmacy service to the Medical Admission wards and will become an integrated part of the multidisciplinary team, providing pharmaceutical advice to the medical and nursing staff. The wards have a high turnover of patients which will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in managing a wide range of medical conditions and to play an essential role in optimising patient care. The nature of the work provides a varied job with new challenges every day. There may also be the opportunity to work on other acute medical wards.

The department has a well-established one stop dispensing service with excellent support from ward based technicians and assistants who facilitate the use of patients own drugs and aid in the medicines reconciliation process. You will be able to work as an active team member as well as on your own initiative. You should be approachable and supportive as you will be liaising with patients as well as other healthcare professionals and pharmacy staff. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to think on your feet in a fast moving area. You must be motivated to improve the service and identify areas requiring service development to ensure patients' needs are met. Finally, the candidate will have an ability to work calmly and efficiently in a busy environment.

You will also be part of the well-established medical team within pharmacy. Training on medical specialties is carried out by members of the team which meets monthly and is supported by team appraisals and objective setting sessions. The medical team provides a friendly and supportive arena in which to develop medical clinical pharmacy skills and is committed to continuing professional development for all members.

This post offers the opportunity to further your experience as a hospital pharmacist within the acute medicine directorate of a large teaching hospital. You will be supported in all aspects of the role by the Lead Clinical Pharmacist for medicine and their deputies, and there will be an individual appraisal allowing you to plan your personal development. The department is continuously seeking opportunities to further improve the pharmacy service to clinical areas, and as a result of this, the department is committed to supporting pharmacists through the Independent Prescribing Course where appropriate.

Candidates will take part in the extended hours/weekend/Bank Holiday rotas. You must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (Great Britain), have previous hospital experience and, ideally, a postgraduate clinical diploma and experience of working on medical admissions/medical wards.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Afzal Khan (Senior clinical pharmacist, Medical Admissions)


Tel: 0161 701 4325
Bleep: 1002 (via switchboard 0161 276 1234)

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 276 6198