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Band 6 / 7 - see advert
Full time 37.5 hours
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£28,050 to £43,041 pa
20/07/2018 23:59

If you are an NHS At Risk applicant, please state this in your supporting information section of your application form.

"Be part of the team that delivers "Excellent patient care in world class hospitals"

The Trust has 5 Values as defined by the Star Chart. Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with these Values which can be found by clicking on the 'About Us' pages on the Trust internet site. 

Our latest achievements include:

  • St Helens Hospital rated outstanding (CQC 2016)
  • Whiston Hospital rated good with outstanding features (CQC 2016)
  • Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
  • Best in the NHS in the Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE 2014 and 2015)
  • Cancer services rated 4th best in the country by Macmillan Cancer Support 2014
  • Ranked one of the highest in the country for extremely positive feedback received from patients (Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked highest in Cheshire and Merseyside for staff recommending the hospitals for the care of their friends and relatives (Staff Friends and Family Test, NHS England)
  • Ranked in the top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal 2014)

In the 2017 Staff Satisfaction Survey the Trust was rated best nationally in the following areas,

  • as a place to work
  • a place to receive treatment
  • staff satisfaction in the care they deliver 
  • staff satisfaction with the resources available to them and the support they receive

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals Trust


Whiston Hospital



37.5 hours

Band 6

£28,050 to £43,041 pa

3 posts available

These posts are offered on Band 6 progressing to Band 7 on successful completion of Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy and suitable performance

St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the leading acute Trusts in the North West of England. We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.

Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.

We have vacancies for an enthusiastic and motivated pharmacist to complete our current team of band 6 rotational pharmacists and participate in the provision of the Trust’s pharmacy service

We can offer:

A structured rotation through patient services, aseptic dispensing, and clinical specialist shadowing:

Comprehensive clinical pharmacy experience in a variety of specialities involving ward rotations

Opportunity to undertake a diploma/MSc in clinical pharmacy, after successful completion of which and subject to suitable performance the candidate will progress to band 7.

Participation in consultant wards rounds

Involvement in teaching undergraduates and other members of the multidisciplinary team

Established peer support and team working

The department operates a 7 day service to the medical care group and as part of this role you will be expected to participate in the rostered shift system which is currently 1 in 5. Participation in the late night working and pharmacy on call will also be required

The Trust comprises two modern high-performing state-of-the-art PFI hospitals, St Helens and Whiston, which have accredited teaching hospital status.

We cover a large suburban area between Liverpool and Warrington, including St Helens, Prescot and Huyton. There are in the region of 800 beds which provide for most major specialities.

The Pharmacy Department has over 80 staff operating across the two sites. We have established automated dispensing systems within both dispensaries, and there is an ambitious and active technology implementation program which includes automated labelling & checking.

A new e-prescribing facility has recently been launched.
Both the Department and the Trust has a long-standing reputation for being a friendly and rewarding place to work.

A previous Investors in People assessment recognised our Pharmacy as an outstandingly good department for staff support and development.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults and children) disclosure. 

Advertising Date: Monday 9th July 2018

Closing Date: Friday 20th July 2018

Interview Date TBC

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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

Stephen Brough
Principal Pharmacist Surgery
Whiston Hospital
0151 426 1600 ext 1563

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5491