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Clinical Pharmacist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
28/01/2021 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Job overview

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is looking for a Pre Registration Pharmacist qualifying in August 2021 to compliment the Clinical Team.

The pharmacy department has recently benefitted from a significant investment by the Trust to further enhance the quality of service provided to our patients which includes more specialist posts to support our junior staff and increased ward based technicians to enhance medicines management on wards.

Main duties of the job

To further benefit our patients, the Trust has also recently embarked on the implementation of EPMA throughout the hospital.

The Pharmacist will be ward based within a department committed to a Pharmacist Free Dispensary for most of the day and will be rotated through different specialities including Aseptic, Medicines Information and Women's' and Children's' services .

The department encourages Band 6 Pharmacists to undertake a Clinical Diploma and will support successful applicants in doing so.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for Adults and Children’s disclosure).


Working for our organisation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and Children’s services, including Maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides Sexual Health Services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

See job description for additional information


Closing Date:  28th January 2021

Shortlisting Date: 29th January 2021

Interview Date: 10th February 2021 

Person specification

Pharmacy Practice

Essential criteria
  • Good knowledge of pharmacy practice

Teamwork / lone working

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work in team and alone

Commitment to CPD

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of comimitment to continuing professional development

Hospital Pharmacy Experience

Essential criteria
  • Previous experience of working within hospital pharmacy


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of involvement of clinical audit
Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyAge positiveDisability confident employer

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Vicki Caton
Job title
Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Vicki Caton (Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager) or 

Laura Gibson (Deputy Chief Pharmacist) 

on 01704704166