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Clinical Pharmacist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
Job ref
£33,222 to £43,041 Per Annum
24/07/2018 23:59

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"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

Clinical Pharmacist
Whiston Hospital
Permanent Full Time – 37.5 hours per week
(including participation in the weekend working rota).
Band 7 -  Salary: £33,222 - £43,041

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.

This post offers an exciting opportunity for a hardworking and committed Clinical Pharmacist to participate in our new initiative for 7 day working, further developing your clinical skills and providing you with the experience to be able progress to an advanced pharmacist role.

candidates within 6 months of  completion of their diploma  will be considered and will be paid at 75% top of band 7  moving to the bottom of band 7 in successful completion

The post holder will participate in a structured clinical rotation offering you experience in various specialities including: acute medical admissions, surgery, palliative care, and general medicine. The role will also involve covering St Helens Dispensary during periods of sickness and annual leave. This will give the successful candidate the opportunity to further their organisational and decision making skills.

In each rotation the successful candidate will be expected to provide a high level of pharmaceutical care to patients, participate on consultant ward rounds, provide and analyse relevant financial information, undertake clinical audit and be actively involved in the education and training of junior pharmacists, pre-registration pharmacists and other healthcare professions. The department operates a 7 day service to the Trust, and as part of this role the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the rostered shift system which is currently 1 in 6. Participation in the late night working and pharmacy on-call will also be required. We have over 80 staff operating across Whiston and St Helens Hospitals. We have established automated dispensing systems within the dispensaries at both sites. Our Pharmacy Team is committed to continuous personal and professional growth and aims to give the necessary support to ensure that our team members needs can be met. Our last Investors in People Assessment recognised our pharmacy as an outstandingly good department for staff support and development.

An Enhanced Disclosure, with the checking of Children’s and Adults Barred Lists from the Disclosure & Barring Service is required for this post.


Advertising Date: 10th July 2018

Closing Date: 24th July 2018

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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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

Andrew Lewis

Principal Clinical Pharmacist

0151 290 4284

If you have problems applying, contact

0151 676 5491