Job overview

Are you a Clinical Pharmacist looking for a new opportunity to develop your clinical, leadership and management skills? Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust could be the place for you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Medicines Information Pharmacist to lead the Service . The successful candidate will lead a team that includes a junior rotational Pharmacist to ensure that high quality advice is provided to enquirers.

We are looking for a motivated, forward-thinking, dynamic individual who is keen to learn, innovate and drive the service forward.

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To provide and develop a high-quality Medicines Information Service to patients and all healthcare personnel within Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust (HUHFT) and the locality of Hackney.

To actively participate in the provision of clinical pharmacy services and to provide operational support to the dispensary as necessary

To manage, develop and provide medicines information support to all enquirers within HUHFT and the locality of Hackney

To provide training and support to pharmacists rotating through the MI service (including pre-registration and band 6 pharmacists)

To support clinical service provision and provide dispensary cover as necessary

To support new drugs application and the work of the committees

To be the main pharmacy contact for Kelsius temperature monitoring system

To lead and co-ordinate in MHRA recalls & specialised service circulars

Working for our organisation

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of “Outstanding” from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard’s Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • masters degree in pharmacy
  • GPhC registered
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Pharmacy Practice or Clinical Pharmacy
  • Desirable criteria

  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Diploma in Pharmacy Practice or Clinical Pharmacy
  • skills/abilities

    Essential criteria

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office incl. Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Aptitude for training and motivating others
  • Excellent time-management skills, and an ability to effectively prioritise
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a range of HCPs and patients
  • Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to critically appraise and interpret complex information and provide solutions
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Able to use own initiative to work autonomously
  • attention to detail
  • Desirable criteria

  • Management experience, including carrying out; appraisals & sickness management
  • Ability to manipulate and analyse data
  • Ability to innovate
  • experience

    Essential criteria

  • Substantive post-registration experience in secondary care
  • Experience of providing a clinical pharmacy service to a variety of ward areas
  • Experience of working in a medicines information service
  • Experience conducting pharmacy and trust wide audits
  • Experience of Mi Databank and enquiry answering
  • Desirable criteria

  • An appreciation of the role of regional MI centres
  • Experience appraisiang staff and giving feedback
  • knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Comprehensive understanding of the NHS and clinical pharmacy services
  • Knowledge of IT use in MI services
  • Understanding of confidentiality issues
  • Desirable criteria

  • Awareness of quality and risk-management issues
  • Drug budget analysis and directorate reporting
  • Knowledge of PbR and commissioning
  • Other

    Essential criteria

  • Ability to work required hours including emergency duty, weekends and bank holidays
  • Committed to equal opportunities
  • Trust Values

    Essential criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding of Trust Values
  • General Guidance for Applicants

    The Trust is committed to supporting flexible working wherever possible. The Trust also welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

    We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

    The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

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