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Advanced Pharmacist – Post Registration Workforce Development

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Average of 37.5 hours/week across a 7 day working rota (with a maximum weekend commitment of 1 in 4) plus On Call Duty as required by department.)
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Stoke on Trent
£48,526 - £54,619 per annum
Salary period
05/10/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Are you passionate about education and training? Are you looking for a post that will allow you to support the development of your Pharmacy colleagues? Are you looking for a new challenge in 2023? Then this may be the post for you.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will lead, under the direction of the Advanced Clinical Lead Pharmacist for Workforce Development, the post registration training of all pharmacy staff at UHNM. This will include the further development and management of our highly successful junior pharmacist Step Up program, development of our Advanced Pharmacist Training, including Faculty membership and the Development of our Consultant Pharmacist pathway. There will also be a requirement to undertake a weekly clinical ward visit and dispensary duty. The individual will also support the Team in undergraduate placement activity and in developing and providing training to undergraduates at Keele University. 

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.


We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.


Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us. We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working. You can select your preferences upon application.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Master’s degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) or equivalent
  • Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Post registration Clinical Pharmacy Diploma / MSc or equivalent Qualification
  • Independent Prescriber with appropriate annotation on GPhC register or willing to undertake where there is an identified clinical need
  • Commitment and evidence of professional updating and mandatory continuing professional development portfolio
Desirable criteria
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Great Britain (RPSGB) and / or Faculty status
  • Formal management and / or leadership qualification
  • Teaching/Training Qualification
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacy
  • Member of United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association and / or specialist group(s)


Essential criteria
  • Comprehensive experience as a clinical pharmacist practitioner including a solid grounding in a broad range of clinical specialties.
  • Extensive hospital pharmacy experience post Diploma
  • Broad knowledge of therapeutics and application to clinical practice
  • Experience in working directly with clinicians, the wider multidisciplinary team, patients and the public
  • Evidence of ability to appropriately recommend, substantiate and communicate therapeutic options to patients and healthcare staff
  • Education and training experience including supervision and appraisal, with feedback, of junior staff and students
Desirable criteria
  • Substantial post registration experience of UK hospital pharmacy practice.
  • Have recent hospital clinical pharmacy experience
  • Experience of directorate pharmacy services and / or writing drug usage reports
  • Experience of managing a team Management experience and / or experience of undertaking appraisals
  • Evidence of involvement in writing of Guidelines/policies/procedures
  • Experience of writing training packs/programs

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • High standard of oral and written (including report writing) communication skills with attention to detail
Desirable criteria
  • Publication of research in a peer reviewed journal
  • Presentation of abstract on pharmacy practice research at a regional or national conference

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Vicky Simcock
Job title
Advanced Pharmacist – Workforce Development
Email address
Telephone number
01782 679093
Additional information

or alternatively you can contact Katie Maddock, Head of School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science