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Advanced Pharmacist - Surgical Specialty - Vascular and Theatres

NHS AfC: Band 8a

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
  • Compressed hours
37.5 hours per week
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Russells Hall Hospital
£41,659 - £54,619 Salary is dependant on experience
Salary period
30/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

Do you have a passion to work within a surgical specialty and a desire to enhance a patient's surgical journey?

Would you like to be a valued member of a specialist surgical team providing vascular services to the Black Country

 We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative and enthusiastic individual that will provide clinical expertise to ensure patients receive the best pharmaceutical care. 

 The ideal candidate needs to have knowledge and exposure to clinical pharmacy within psurgery, but we are able to accept applications from aspiring Band 8a pharmacists that are willing to undergo further training to reach the desired level as part of a 7-8a step up 

This role includes provision or ward based pharmacy services to patients as a highly specialist clinical pharmacy practitioner encompassing:

  • Participation in consultant ward rounds\
  • Medication reconciliation and review contributing to comprehensive assessment
  • Identification of patients who require additional support with their medication and anticipate prior to discharge
  • Prompt identification and preparation of patients for early discharge and where possible support the discharge process at ward level
  • Working collaboratively to ensure seamless transfer of care
  • Accurately document information relating to medications initiated, ensuring any medication changes are communicated to primary care colleagues
  • Counselling patients on changes to medication regimens and to optimise medicines use

Main duties of the job

  • To be a source of expert specialist advice for matters relating to Vascular and Theatres to other pharmacists and other healthcare professionals 
  • To act as an independent prescriber in a specialist area 
  • To be a role model for other pharmacists in order to lead, plan and develop an advanced specialist clinical pharmacy service 
  • To be responsible for delivering the defined service Key Performance Indicators and include close working with other Pharmacists, especially Lead Pharmacist Surgical specialties
  • To deliver specialist pharmaceutical care including non-medical prescribing to a defined caseload of patients, in line with the agreed scope of practice, undertaking risk management and ensuring compliance with local and national clinical guidance. 
  • To support the Clinical Service and Pharmacy department in meeting its risk management, financial management and clinical governance responsibilities around the use of medicines. 
  • To lead and develop clinical pharmacy audit and practice research for paediatric patients. To take an active part in projects to support patient safety. 
  • To undertake clinical supervision of junior pharmacists, medicines management pharmacy technicians and pre-registration pharmacists 
  • To act as a professional role model to all registered clinical pharmacy staff, actively demonstrating integrity, ownership and leadership in all aspects of the role  


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 providing safe, caring and effective services because people matter.  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 BAME, 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 see the attached job description and person specification for full details and main responsibilities of the role.

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


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

Planning & Organisational Skills

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

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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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

Judith Morey
Job title
Principal Pharmacist Surgery Women and Children
Email address
Telephone number
01384 244031
Additional information

For any further details please contact Judith Morey on 01384 244031