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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist - Rotational

Band 7

Main area
Clinical Pharmacy
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Derby Hospital
£40,057 - £45,839 pa
Salary period
29/06/2022 23:59
Interview date

Job overview

We are looking to recruit an  experienced and enthusiastic Pharmacist to join our Rotational Band 7 Specialist Clinical Pharmacist Team providing high quality pharmaceutical care to our patients. The team primarily provides clinical pharmacy support to acute in-patient areas, as well as supporting the Pharmacy out-of-hours and Discharge Lounge Services with late shifts and weekend working.

The rotation aspect of this role facilitates opportunities to work across both Royal Derby Hospital and Queens Hospital Burton sites.

If you are a registered Pharmacist with hospital experience and a passion for developing new ideas, this may be the post for you. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated clinical pharmacist who is able to work both individually and as part of the wider healthcare team.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with clinicians and nursing colleagues to support and promote the safe and effective use of medicines, whilst also ensuring the cost effective use of resources.

On a six monthly basis, you will rotate through various specialities across medicine and surgery, in addition more specialised rotations are available such as oncology, women’s & children’s, antimicrobials and education & training.

You will also help to support and develop our team of rotational junior pharmacists and pre-registration trainees. You will also be given the opportunity to undertake independent prescribing.

Closing date of applications: 29 June 2022

Interview date: 13 July 2022

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • Our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients daily
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients daily.
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • GPhC Registered Pharmacist
  • Post graduate clinical Diploma
  • Demonstrable experience in hospital clinical pharmacy
Desirable criteria
  • Independent prescribing qualification

Human resources

Essential criteria
  • Experience of mentoring, tutoring, managing etc. other staff


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of communication with a broad spectrum of people
  • Evidence of influencing skills
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of leadership skills

Planning and Organisation

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of ability to work on own and within a team
  • Evidence of ability to prioritise own workload and that of others


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of involvement in developing policies, procedures or patient information
  • Evidence of audit related work and presentation

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Step into health

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Rupinder Rai
Job title
Advanced Pharmacist, FEAT
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Susi Dumbleton - Divisional Lead Pharmacist

Tel: 01332 788414 / 07385367188


If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
DE22 3NE
01332 786187 / 07385 367224