Lead Specialist Pharmacist - Renal Medicine & Clinical Trials

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


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Job summary

Lead Specialist Pharmacist - Renal Medicine & Clinical Trials

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust


Full time - 18.75 hours per week

Band 8a - £47-126 - £53,219 per annum pro rata

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic pharmacist to join our team in order to lead our specialist pharmacist provision within the field of Clinical Trials and support our Trust multi-disciplinary team in Renal Medicine.

The introduction of a lead pharmacist in renal medicine will be a welcome addition to our clinical specialists and our Trust Renal Steering group in order to improve medicines optimisation for our renal patients and also to build upon work done by the group in meeting the targets set by the national Advancing Quality AKI audit.

The post holder will manage the Pharmacy Service's clinical input into the specialty of renal medicine within Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust. This includes reviewing current practices, procedures and policies in line with professional and government guidelines, local and national audit of the service provided to patients and planning, implementing and developing services as necessary.

The post involves participation in the late night and weekend rota, and in the emergency cover on-call rota (approximate frequency 1 in 20).

  • We can offer you,
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development supported by our own programmes tailored to meet your needs.
  • Forward thinking and problem solving approaches within department

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults and children) disclosure

About us

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults' and children's accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women's and children's services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist in providing and maintaining a safe and efficient pharmaceutical service to hospital wards and departments in accordance with Trust policies.

We will support training towards a non-medical prescribing qualification if not already obtained, and any leadership/development opportunities that arise for the successful applicant.

Applicants should have a clinical diploma or equivalent qualification, have registration or be working towards registration as an independent non-medical prescriber, and experience in providing a clinical pharmacy service to renal patients.

The post holder will work with the Clinical Services Manager and other senior members of staff to develop clinical and other services within the Trust.The post holder will provide a Clinical Pharmacy service to designated wards.The post holder will manage the clinical pharmacy service within any Clinical Trials that the Trust is participating in. This includes reviewing current practices, procedures and policies in line with professional and government guidelines and standards and ensuring staff supporting clinical trials are trained to the required standard.The post holder will assist the Clinical Pharmacy Services Manager in providing clinical training and supervision of other departmental staff.

Advert Date: 3rd May 2022Closing Date: 16th May 2022Shortlisting Date: 18th May 2022Interview Date: 8th June 2022

Person Specification



  • Degree, Registration
  • Diploma


  • MRPharmS
  • Non-medical prescriber



  • Clinical Hospital
  • Renal Medicine experience
  • Involvement in Clinical Trials


  • Line manager

Knowledge and skills


  • Teaching
  • Guideline development


  • Clinical Audit

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust


Southport District General Hospital

Town Lane



Employer's website

https://www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Vicki Caton



Date posted

03 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 8a


£47,126 to £53,219 a year per annum pro-rata



Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number


Job locations

Southport District General Hospital

Town Lane



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