Clinical Pharmacist

Upperthorpe Medical Centre

The closing date is 28 June 2021

Job overview

We are looking for a Clinical Pharmacist to join our friendly, supportive two site practice in Sheffield. We are proud to serve the Upperthorpe and Ecclesall communities and to be active members of the City Centre and Sheffield Hallam University PCN.

Full time hours are available but we are willing to consider both full and part time applicants. Our team works collaboratively and you would be seen as a core member of the team, bringing your skills and experience as a Clinic Pharmacist to enhance patient care. Our patient list is around 12,400 with the numbers split almost equally between Upperthorpe and Ecclesall. Serving two very different communities enables the staff to gain a greater understanding of the diverse health needs across the city and provides variety and development opportunities.

Sheffield is a great place to live and work, having all the benefits of a city but with numerous open spaces and the Peak District right on our doorstep.

Main duties of the job

As our Clinical Pharmacist you would be providing clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement. You would be able to work autonomously within a supportive environment and with a keen focus on patient care. You would take ownership of relevant aspects of QOF and would be encouraged to develop the Clinical Pharmacist role further within the Practice. Our team are used to sharing ideas and knowledge and would welcome and value your specialist advice and guidance. Staff development is key and you would be supported to provide training to our team and contribute to relevant service development. You would be assured of a warm welcome from our team.

About us

You would be joining a team of 6 partners and 4 salaried GPs, all of whom value collaborative working and support each other to provide high quality patient care. Clinical discussions, mutual learning and continuous improvement are seen as key. Our 5 Practice Nurses, 3 HCAs and experienced administrative and reception teams all pride themselves on providing a caring service and welcoming environment for our patients. We work closely with other organisations and have a physiotherapist and health visitors all providing services from our practice. This is an exciting time to join the Practice as we expand our staff base.

We look after two care homes and have developed close links with the local voluntary sector in order to better meet the needs of our patients. We are also active members of our PCN and are keen to encourage staff who work within our Practices to view fellow staff across the PCN as colleagues and potential sources of support.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Th purpose of this role is to provide expertise in clinical medicines review and address public health and social needs of patients in Hillsborough Primary Care Network.

The post holder will take responsibility for areas of chronic disease management within the practice and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients with complex polypharmacy.

The post holder will provide primary support to general practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries. They will help support the repeat prescriptions system, deal with acute prescription requests, and medicines reconciliation on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, providing expertise in clinical medicines advice while addressing both public and social care needs of patients in the GP practice.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership on medicines optimisation and quality improvement and manage some aspects of the quality and outcomes framework and enhanced services.

The post holder will ensure that the practice integrates with community and hospital pharmacy to help utilise skill mix, improve patient outcomes, ensure better access to healthcare and help manage workload. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies so requires motivation and passion to deliver excellent service within general practice.

Please see attached job description for further information.

Person Specification



  • Has an awareness of the breadth of common acute and long term conditions that are likely to be seen in a general medical practice.
  • Specialist knowledge of medicines management systems and processes
  • See job description and person specification for further information.



  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to work in team or on own.
  • Be able to demonstrate tact and diplomacy when working with others.
  • Accurate and detail-oriented.
  • Good communications skills.



  • Minimum of 2 years post graduate experience in pharmacy, as demonstrated within a practice portfolio.


  • Specialist knowledge of medicines management systems and processes.
  • Proficient with SystmOne



  • Degree in Pharmacy, and registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).
  • Member of or working towards (through foundation) RPS Faculty membership


  • Hold or be working towards a prescribing qualification.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Upperthorpe Medical Centre


Upperthorpe Medical Centre

30 Addy Street


S6 3FT

Employer's website

Date posted

07 June 2021

Pay scheme



£40,894 to £45,753 a year



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Upperthorpe Medical Centre

30 Addy Street


S6 3FT

334 Millhouses Lane


S11 9JD

30 Addy Street


S6 3FT

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