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Specialist Pharmacist - Surgery

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Surgery (Pharmacy)
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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£31,383 - £41,373 per annum
30/10/2017 23:59

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides NHS hospital and community services throughout East Sussex. We provide our services at two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, community hospitals in Bexhill, Crowborough, Lewes, Rye and Uckfield and a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries, schools and in people’s homes. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the improving working lives of all our staff. A wide range of staff benefits are available to staff and these include: staff development, pension scheme, on-site nurseries within the acute hospitals, access to sports and social clubs, staff restaurants, on-site accommodation, staff gymnasiums, squash and tennis court plus heated outdoor swimming pool (Eastbourne only), staff lottery.

Please download the Recruitment Information Leaflet for guidance on making a successful application


We are looking for a dynamic and experienced hospital pharmacist to work with us in a post based within our surgical specialisms. This post will be predominately based at Hastings, although there may be an element of cross site working at Eastbourne.

Under the supervision of our Lead Clinical Unit Pharmacist for Surgery and Theatres you will work closely with consultants, other medical staff, nurses and pharmacy staff in ensuring that medicine use is safe, rational, effective and evidence based across ESHT. The post holder will be involved in providing clinical pharmacy services to specialist surgical wards, aseptic service provision, and occasional support to the dispensary. This post also holds an education and training commitment, which in the past has proved successful in developing staff as a result of the skills they have acquired in people management and personnel development. This has led to many previous post-holders gaining promotion to lead or management positions. The successful candidate will also be responsible for helping to train and mentor pre-registration pharmacists, pharmacy undergraduates and rotational clinical pharmacists.

The applicant will also need to join the department weekend and on-call service on a rota basis following a period of orientation and induction. We have a successful track record of delivering diploma training and applicants will be encouraged to complete their studies through the HEKSS commissioned foundation programme. We would also been keen for the post-holder to develop their clinical skills through independent prescribing qualifications.

We are seeking a patient focussed pharmacist aiming to build on established clinical skills and work closely with clinicians in providing a high quality service to patients within ESHT. We also require someone who can demonstrate a commitment to personal and staff development.

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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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Maria Andrade, Lead Pharmacist for Surgery, Theatres and Eastbourne Hospital,, 01323 417400 ext 3571. Benjamin Clark,, Lead Pharmacist for Urgent Care and Hastings Hospital, 01424 755255 ext 8969.

If you have problems applying, contact

01323 417400 ext 3528