Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care 8a

Band 8a

Main area
Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
Denmark Hill
£46,897 - £54,983 per annum inc HCA
20/02/2018 23:59


Band 8a plus out of hours commitment

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic Senior Pharmacist with vision, excellent organisational and leadership skills to join the Critical Care Pharmacy Team at Kings College Hospital.

King’s Critical Care is the largest Critical Care service in the United Kingdom, and one of the best performing. We are very fortunate to be opening a new state of the art 60 bed Critical Care Unit, of which the first phase is due to open in June 2018.  This will no doubt bring exciting new opportunities & challenges.  Our patient case mix is very interesting and dynamic.  Once phase 1 has opened, The Trust will have 87 level 2/3 beds, across 2 sites, 6 locations covering a broad range of Medical, Surgical and Neurosurgical specialities.  We are recognised nationally and internationally for our work as a designated Liver transplant centre, Bone-marrow transplant centre, Trauma centre for the South East, as well as a tertiary neurology and cardiothoracic referral centre (including an ECMO service).

We are looking for a highly motivated senior clinical pharmacist with interest and experience in Critical Care to join our Team. The post holder will work to ensure the continued provision and development of high quality, comprehensive clinical pharmacy services to patients, influencing senior managers and clinicians within Critical Care. As a senior clinical pharmacist, you will deliver a clinical pharmacy service at foundation to excellence level as defined in the UKCPA Critical Care syllabus. 

The Clinical Pharmacy Service at King’s is highly respected across the Trust and our staff work closely with multi-disciplinary teams. We are patient-centred, research-oriented and very progressive. At the same time, we work alongside senior managers and clinicians to provide comprehensive directorate services. Provision of support and training to progress and develop staff both personally and professionally is of utmost importance to us.

Key activities of the post holder will be to:

  • To act as a specialist role model and an expert in general Critical Care
  • Deputise for the Clinical Pharmacy Team Leader – Critical Care
  • Contribute actively in multidisciplinary ward rounds delivering and promoting high quality, cost-effective, patient-focused pharmaceutical care
  • In conjunction with the Team Leader, manage and implement services designed to improve the pharmaceutical care of critically ill patients and extend the boundaries of clinical practice
  • Participate in cost-savings initiatives, financial reporting and drug budget management
  • Participate in clinical audit and research, risk management and clinical guideline development
  • To manage, supervise and train senior pharmacists and rotational staff

This post provides flexible and challenging opportunities for personal and professional development, both clinically and managerially. The successful applicant will be expected to be a team player with significant clinical experience, excellent interpersonal skills and meticulous attention to detail. The post holder must have at least foundation level clinical skills across a breadth of specialities, including experience in critical care.




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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Reena Mehta, Pharmacy Clinical Team Leader, Critical Care on 0203 299 9000 ext 35732 or Gavin Miller, Deputy Chief Pharmacist – Clinical Services, 0203 299 1494.