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Advanced Specialist Pharmacist - Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Full time
  • Compressed hours
37.5 hours per week
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Russells Hall Hospital
£48,526 - £54,619 per annum
Salary period
28/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced pharmacist to join our highly respected team of integrated advanced specialist pharmacists and technicians, providing a dedicated 7-day clinical service to Acute Medicine & expanding SDEC services. We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic individual that enjoys the challenge of working in a busy MDT environment. You will be joining a dynamic team to lead and manage clinical pharmacy services and ensure a high level of clinical pharmacy input to the care of patients across SDEC services.  

You will have significant clinical experience and strong interpersonal skills, ideally with an independent prescribing qualification or willing to work towards. We welcome applications from individuals with a patient-centered attitude, ability to work independently and within a team, and strive for continued improvement. The post provides many opportunities for personal and professional development in clinical, research, strategic and managerial skills.  

This is an exciting time to join the team as we are expanding the clinical pharmacy service provision and medicines optimisation activities, and harnessing digital technologies to enable improvements and information. Come and join our exceptional pharmacy team where over 75% of pharmacists are already non-medical prescribers or working towards! Find out more about our department here Pharmacy Service provides pharmaceutical services for patients (dgftpec.co.uk)

Main duties of the job

  • Provide an expert level of clinical pharmacy services to Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) and Acute Medicine Services at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust (DGH) as part of a dedicated 7-day ward-based service. 
  • Providing interface and discharge support to reduce hospital admissions and readmissions related to medication related problems. 
  • Be responsible for the delivery, development, review and co-ordination of clinical pharmacy services across SDEC services in line with standards defined by national priorities, divisional objectives and the DGH pharmacy strategy. 
  • Be responsible for all aspects of medicines management, in the designated clinical areas and aid in the delivery of SDEC service’s key performance indicators. 
  • Actively participate in multidisciplinary patient reviews, delivering and promoting high quality, cost-effective, evidence based pharmaceutical care. Using Person Centred care to support patients to increase their understanding of their medicines to enable greater self-management and independence. 
  • Collaborate with the other Advanced Specialist Pharmacists in leading specialist clinical pharmacy practice for Acute Medicine, sharing responsibility for project and performance; education & training; medicines optimisation activities; patient safety & governance.  
  • Development, implementation and audit of local guidelines and promote safe drug use within the specialty. 

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”.  We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse , disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

 We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake 

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • MPharm or equivalent academic qualification
  • Registration with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in clinical pharmacy or equivalent experience/qualification
  • Independent prescriber and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or willing to work towards after appointment


Essential criteria
  • Experience of delivering clinical pharmacy service and advice relating to the safe use of medicines

Knowledge and Training

Essential criteria
  • Significant experience post registration and postgraduate experience in hospital Pharmacy

Communication & Relationship Skills

Essential criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, both verbal and written to communicate highly complex drug or medicine related information.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team

Analytical & Judgement Skills

Essential criteria
  • IT literacy including the ability to use a range of Microsoft 365 packages, Power Point, email and use of the internet to research evidence-based medicine and to utilise medical databases.

Planning & Organisational Skills

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of planning, implementing and monitoring outcomes in research, quality improvement or audit

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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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Louise McCarthy
Job title
Principal Pharmacist
Email address
Telephone number
01384 244031
Additional information

Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm