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Highly Specialist Pharmacist, Admissions

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Full time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
£48,526 - £54,619 per annum
Salary period
09/04/2023 23:59
Interview date

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here? So do we.

We want all our staff to achieve a balance between work and personal life and understand how important flexible working can be.  We welcome applications on a full or part time basis, various shift patterns and hybrid working, where roles allow.


Job overview

**We can offer a £3000 welcome bonus, or a relocation package of up to £8000 (both dependent on conditions), so come and see what Norwich can offer!**

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a modern forward thinking teaching hospital offering acute care to a population of approximately one million. We are one of the largest acute teaching hospitals in the UK with strong links to both the School of Pharmacy and the Medical School at the nearby University of East Anglia. Electronic prescribing and medicines administration (EPMA) has been implemented across all inpatient wards, the Emergency Department and outpatients.

The Pharmacy Department is at the forefront of healthcare delivery with a strong focus on Medicines Management and innovative pharmaceutical practice. This offers exciting opportunities for professional development at the leading edge for both pharmacists and technicians.

Norwich itself is a vibrant city, with excellent shopping, restaurants and nightlife, yet surrounded by beautiful countryside. The unique combination of the Norfolk Broads, a picturesque coastline and a choice of city or rural living make Norwich an ideal home for everyone, no matter what your interests. For those who love to travel or see friends Norwich offers excellent rail and air links across the UK and internationally.

Working hours - 37.5hrs

Interview date - 20th April 2023

Main duties of the job

Are you looking for an exciting new role that will make the most of your skills, expertise and provide opportunities to develop leadership skills?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic clinical pharmacist with great interpersonal skills and a passion for emergency medicine to lead our medical admissions pharmacy team.

This post would suit an experienced pharmacist with high standards, who will strive to improve quality of care for patients during acute hospital attendance through excellent pharmaceutical care.

The successful candidate will be working alongside another highly specialist pharmacist in admissions to lead our admissions pharmacy team.

As a highly specialised pharmacist you will be responsible for the provision and development of clinical pharmacy services to these areas in conjunction with our other highly specialised pharmacist and work closely with acute medicine and emergency department service leads to ensure safe and effective medicine management practices.

Working with our senior departmental team, you will help to set standards and develop our pharmacy team to achieve their best and develop in their careers.

Working for our organisation

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Applicants will be self-motivated, able to work independently and be capable of working in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and exhibit the Trusts PRIDE values. You will be expected to utilise pharmaceutical knowledge daily to ensure outstanding patient care and utilise clinical and independent prescribing skills as part of the MDT. As part of the role, you will be encouraged to seek new and novel opportunities to develop pharmacy roles within the MDT. 

The pharmacy admissions team consists of highly-specialist and specialist pharmacists, technicians and pharmacy assistants and provides an enhanced 7-day service to our Emergency Department and medical admissions wards. The role is full time and will include working shifts (currently 8:00am to 7:15pm) including weekends (maximum 1 in 4 weekends) and bank holidays. The successful candidate will become part of a team which delivers service-leading pharmacy input to one of the busiest emergency departments in the country.

Please see the attached Job Description for full details.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Qualified pharmacist registered with General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Independent Prescriber


Essential criteria
  • Significant experience of working in hospital pharmacy
  • Experience of mentoring and/or supervising staff


Essential criteria
  • Communication skills – oral and written
  • Adaptable and innovative in approach to work and projects

Attitude, aptitude

Essential criteria
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH’s PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyInvestors in People: GoldStonewall Health ChampionsMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employerArmed Forces CovenantStep into healthNHS Pastoral CareWe offer Wagestream - A financial wellbeing benefit which lets you access your pay as you earn it.

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

Robin saadvandi
Job title
Pharmacy Team Leader - Medicine
Email address
Telephone number
01603 647526