Senior Support Pharmacist Visa Sponsorship Uk

April 8, 2024
£43.7 - £50.1 / year

Job Description


Job Summary


Do you have the vision, drive, and excitement to help us provide an engaging modern pharmaceutical service?

If you have the vision, drive, and enthusiasm to help us deliver an exciting modern pharmacy service, and you are a clinical pharmacist who has worked as a pharmacist in hospital pharmacy, covering a variety of specialties, or have the ability to demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge, and are ready for the next step in your career, this could be the job for you.

As a Senior Support Pharmacist, you will work across Heartlands, Good Hope, and Solihull hospitals, participating in 9-month rotations across specialties such as acute and general medicine, respiratory, infectious diseases, general surgery and nutrition, specialist surgery and critical care, and women’s and children’s services, allowing you to broaden your experience.

Applicants who do not meet the diploma status criteria in the person specification but can demonstrate at least 12 months post-registration hospital experience are invited to apply and will be appointed in a progressional post under Agenda for Change Annex 21. After completing the first year of the clinical diploma, applicants will move on to the independent prescribing course.


Main responsibilities, tasks, and abilities required

You will provide a high-quality specialist clinical pharmacy service, with a strong emphasis on assisting you in taking your leadership and mentoring skills to the next level.

You will be introduced to fundamental directorate tasks such as medication spending reporting and analysis, clinical governance, and risk management, as well as PGD and pertinent policy reviews. You will get the opportunity to receive clinical training in neonatal intensive care and parenteral feeding.

In addition, you will take on more education and training responsibilities, such as establishing training programmes and assisting with the training of new physicians. You will be responsible for supervising less experienced team members, such as junior pharmacists and trainee pharmacists.

You will be a highly driven team player with strong communication skills who wants to use your knowledge, abilities, and experience to improve patient care and encourage healthcare providers on how to use medications most effectively.

You will join a team of clinical pharmacists that provide the on-call service, with backup supplied by the Specialist and Advanced Clinical Pharmacists.


About us.

We are acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading NHS Foundation Trusts. Our aim is to Build Healthier Lives, and we understand that we will require exceptional employees to achieve this.

Our dedication to our employees is to offer the ideal environment for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and well-being of our employees, including a commitment to provide flexible working arrangements when possible;
We provide our employees with a wide range of training and development options to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our employees are treated fairly and feel like they belong by providing a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. This is about equal opportunity; eradicating all barriers, including prejudice, and ensuring that each individual member of staff reaches their full potential, achieves their goals, and thrives in their jobs. This isn’t just words. We’re taking action. Our dedication to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation, where every voice is heard, and is pushed by our varied and active staff networks, as well as the Fairness Taskforce, which is managed by our CEO. We foster a culture that encourages employees to oppose discriminatory behaviour and allows people to contribute their “full self” to a kinder, more connected, and bolder place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a smoke-free hospital.


Job Description

*Please Note: For a complete job description for this position, please check the attached Job Description*


Person Specification



* Vocational Master’s Degree in Pharmacy (or similar)

* Has finished or is about to complete a postgraduate clinical pharmacy qualification (within the next six months).

* Be willing to pursue a non-medical prescribing qualification.

* Membership with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).



* Has begun a postgraduate clinical pharmacy qualification (eligible to Annex 21 positions).




* Post-registration experience as a pharmacist in hospital pharmacy, spanning a range of specialisations, or the ability to demonstrate the comparable level of knowledge.

* Previous participation in a multidisciplinary team.

* Shows dedication and enthusiasm for delivering high-quality pharmaceutical treatment.

* Experience educating or presenting to other healthcare professionals or patients.

* Commitment to owning continuing professional development (CPD).

* Has relevant clinical knowledge in the hospital pharmacy.

* Understanding of national efforts and recommendations, such as NICE, NSF.

* Has knowledge of the available resources to answer Medicines Information requests.

* Capable of working with drug budget information.

* Shows an excellent understanding of hospital clinical pharmacy and current concerns.


Additional Criteria:


* Team worker.

* Good interpersonal skills.

* Strong oral, writing, and presentation skills.

* Good computer capabilities.

* demonstrates problem-solving skills.

* Shows empathy for patients and carers.

* Able to work under pressure, prioritise tasks, and meet deadlines.

* Capable of managing budgets and implementing cost-cutting initiatives

* Capable of taking initiative and working without supervision when necessary.

* Demonstrates teaching/mentoring skills and the capacity to motivate other employees.

* Capable of communicating with clinical and managerial staff

* Shows good critical appraisal skills.

* Professional manner.

* Highly motivated and dependable.

* Capable of working with all levels of personnel.

* Ability to operate quietly under pressure.

* Ability to travel across all Trust sites as required by the job role.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This position is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975, which requires a Disclosure application to be submitted to the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously known as CRB) to check for any past criminal conviction.


Certificate of Sponsorship

applicants from job seekers who require existing skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are encouraged and will be reviewed alongside all other applicants. For further information, visit the UK Visas and Immigration page.

From April 6, 2017, skilled worker applicants requesting for entrance clearance into the UK were required to show a criminal record certificate from each country where they had lived continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the previous ten years. This requirement also applies to adult dependents (those over the age of 18).Guidance can be found here. Criminal background checks for international candidates.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must hold current UK professional registration. For further information, visit the NHS Careers page.