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Lead Clinical Pharmacist

London – The Princess Grace Hospital
Full time
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Job - Lead Clinical Pharmacist (Acute Care)

Location - The Princess Grace Hospital

Contract Type & Hours - Permanent, full-time hours 37.5hrs per week

Salary - Competitive (dependent on skills & experience). Equivalent to a NHS Band 8 role with late shift, on-call and weekend services allowance

Job Description

As a key member of the Pharmacy team, the Lead Clinical Pharmacist is responsible for developing, monitoring and leading on all aspects of the clinical pharmacy acute-care services to ensure high quality, innovative and up-to-date pharmacy services which consistently meet the needs of all clients within the hospital.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for formulating strategy and providing leadership in the advancement of clinical and ward pharmacy services

  • To work with and lead on improving the pharmaceutical care patients receive at the hospital- including working closely alongside other healthcare professionals to integrate outstanding patient care and safety.

  • To manage the training and development of all clinical pharmacy staff

  • To be responsible directly and indirectly for the delivery of clinical supervision and competency assessment of all pharmacists providing clinical pharmacy services

  • To assist in the management and development of Medicines Management and other Clinical Governance initiatives as requested by the Pharmacy Manager

  • To assist in the teaching and tutoring of pharmacists on post-graduate clinical pharmacy education and pharmacy medicines management technicians

  • To promote the cost-effective utilisation of drugs

  • To develop collaborative prescribing and treatment guidelines and audits and to be an active member of the corporate Lead Clinical Pharmacists Committee.

  • To deputise for the Pharmacy Manager in their absence and assumes additional corporate and strategic responsibilities for the pharmacy service according to need.

Skills and Experience

  • Member of the General Pharmaceutical Council, with a BPharm, MPharm or BSC in Pharmacy

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society is desirable

  • Additional postgraduate clinical qualification e.g. Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or MSc in Clinical Pharmacy or other relevant post-graduation qualification

  • Extensive relevant hospital experience

  • Experience in a clinical specialist area – e.g. experience in Intensive Care/acute Medicine is highly desirable

HCA UK are incredibly proud to be awarded ‘Private Hospital Group of the Year ‘ 2020 at the Health Investor Awards.


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