Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Specialist Clinical Pharmacist

Main area
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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All sites
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum pro rata
26/07/2019 23:59

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.


Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and conscientious pharmacist to provide care to patients within the Gynecology and Maternity directorates  and surgical directorate at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH). We are one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in the UK, with a national and international reputation for the excellence of its services and its role in teaching and research.

We welcome applicants who wish to work in these areas permanently or as part of the rotational programme. Applicants who wish to work part time will also be considered.

This post will provide the successful candidate an opportunity to develop both their clinical, managerial and research skills and develop a collaborative working relationship with both senior and junior clinicians and nursing teams within the organisation and with colleagues in primary care. 

Key aspects of the  role include:

·         Supporting the provision of pharmacy services at ward level to provide expert pharmaceutical care to patients from admission to discharge

·         Supporting the prescribing and supply of medicines utilising prepacks and supporting developing Patient group directives.

·         Providing prescribing advice and support to  medical and nursing staff at  ward level and in outpatient clinics

·         Educating patients about their medicine

·         Supervision and training of junior pharmacists and pre-registration pharmacists

·         Participation in clinical audit and research

·         Development of medicines related  policies and procedures and involvement in patient safety initiatives

·         Contributing to financial management and savings targets within the clinical area and Trust

·         Developing clinical pharmacy services within the clinical area and Trust

As a pharmacy department we have a strong clinical presence on all of our four Hospital sites and provide a comprehensive range of pharmaceutical care and extended roles.

Closing date: 26th July 2019

Planned interview date: Week commencing 19th August

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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

Marc Mitchell Divisional Lead Pharmacist at marc.mitchell@ouh.nhs.uk or telephone 01865 851113

Sophie McGlen Interim Clinical Services Manager Sophie.mcglen@ouh.nhs.uk or telephone 01865 572728