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Clinical Pharmacist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week (Full time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata
Salary period
20/04/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

The Post
We are looking for clinically orientated, enthusiastic, highly motivated and adaptable Pharmacists to join our team.

We have flexible opportunities available based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary . Applications are welcomed from pro-reg pharmacists and pre-registration students due to register within the next year. 

The successful Candidate will have opportunities to develop clinical skills through rotations in different areas of hospital pharmacy including a variety of inpatient specialities, Aseptics, Oncology and Clinical Trials

Main duties of the job

Using our trust-wide Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration tool, you will work alongside our technical team to review medicines reconciliations, optimise patient's medications and verify discharge prescriptions.  As part of the team of Pharmacists you will be the responsible pharmacist in our automated dispensary, and will progress to taking part in the on-call rota.  


Working for our organisation

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Trust
University hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust operate on three main sites in the Cumbria & Lancashire area and have about 800 beds with a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. The Trust is an Associated University Teaching Hospital, linked with Lancaster Medical School and this reflects in the emphasis placed on Education & Development.

The Departments
You will work in a supportive, friendly and forward thinking environment. We welcome new members whose aim is to work with patient-focused teams providing quality clinical services and bring fresh ideas.

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Masters degree in Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Registration with the General Pharmaceutical council of Great Britain
  • Fulfilment of mandatory Continuous Professional Development requirements
Desirable criteria
  • Willingness to study towards a diploma in Clinical Pharmacy


Desirable criteria
  • Experience in delivering education and training
  • Experience in a Hospital Pharmacy setting

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Working with other professional groups
  • Good verbal communication and counselling skills especially with ill patients and relatives at ward level
  • Clinical knowledge of current therapeutics and pharmacy practice
  • Information technology skills
  • Accuracy , Analytical skills
  • Decision making and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
Desirable criteria
  • Interpersonal skills for dealing with stressful situations involving patients, e.g. death of a patient/grieving relative – during ward visits or formal rounds
  • Teaching and presentation skills

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Team player
  • Self motivation for career and professional development
  • Flexible and adaptable approach
  • Willingness to change
  • Commitment to undertake personal development planning
  • Ability to work in accordance to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Reliable
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrate interests external to work
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Jenny Bowler
Job title
RLI Site Lead Pharmacist
Email address
Telephone number
01524 516197
Additional information

Jenny Bowler: jenny.bowler@mbht.nhs.uk 01524 516197 or

Tom Kerry tom.kerry@mbht.nhs.uk 01524 516201