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Senior Specialist Pharmacist (PICU & NICU)

Portland Hospital – London
Full time
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Role: Senior Specialist Clinical Pharmacist (PICU & NICU)
Site: The Portland Hospital, London

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week with on-call and weekend requirements. We are open to considering part-time applications (either 3 days/week or shorter hours across 5 days)
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Competitive + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)  

We have a exciting opportunity for a Senior Specialist Clinical Pharmacist to join The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, currently rated “Good” by the CQC.

The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children. As the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK, delivering over 1,600 babies a year, we place great importance on providing safe and high quality care for expectant mothers. Both consultant-led and midwife-led maternity care is available, and our aim is to provide you with all the support you need during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Women’s health issues are treated by a team of 40 consultants, supported by nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and counsellors, with an emphasis on privacy and dignity.

As a Senior Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, you will be responsible for working across all aspects of the core pharmacy services which may include provision of medicines management, advice and evidence-based practice to inpatients and outpatients, patient and aseptic services, risk management and clinical governance.  This role will be ward based with ad-hoc dispensary cover when required.

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.  

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leading and developing specialist services to Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care

  • Leading on drug validation and configuration for ICCA prescribing system  

  • Leading on and developing drug validation and configuration for Meditech Expanse prescribing system

  • Providing expert advice on pharmaceutical matters in PICU and NICU

  • Participating in clinical audits and transformation projects  

Skills and experience

  • MPharm (or equivalent) and registered with the GPhC

  • Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/Masters in Clinical Pharmacy (or equivalent) or willingness to enrol 

  • Experience covering PICU/NICU specialties

  • Experience in specialist areas: paediatrics, women’s health, critical care, cardiology and enteral nutrition 

  • Experience in a hospital setting


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a permanent employee at HCA Healthcare, you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme

  • Group Life Assurance from day one

  • Critical illness cover

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.

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