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Consultant Pharmacist - Critical Care

Band 8c

Main area
Critical Care
Band 8c
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£70,641 - £80,554 per annum, inc HCA
Salary period
23/08/2020 23:59

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.


We are looking for an exceptional pharmacist to join the team as consultant pharmacist for King’s Critical Care. The successful applicant will be a team player who has significant clinical leadership experience at a senior level and is practicing clinically at mastery level.  They will be able to describe a strategy for delivery of critical care pharmacy services locally and across the network and hold an interest in developing and delivering research. This is a new post developed due to expansion of the critical care service.

King’s Critical Care is the second largest service of its kind in the UK. We have an unparalleled case mix: we see patients from the widest range of ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic groups in the developed world, and we treat every kind of critical illness and injury. The Clinical Pharmacy Service at King’s is highly respected across the Trust and our staff work closely with multi-disciplinary teams to advance patient care.  We are patient-centred, research-oriented, progressive and innovative.

Key activities of the post holder include:
• Strategic leadership of the pharmacy services for critical care for the Trust.
• Line management responsibility for the Clinical Pharmacy Team Leader, Critical Care who is responsible for leading, delivering, developing, managing and evaluating the clinical pharmacy services to the specialty.
• Acting as a role model and national expert in critical care, ensuring a consistently high level of pharmacy input in line with corporate objectives and NHS England policy.
• Promoting the safe use of medicines in critical care across the Trust and acting as an expert resource in these practice areas across the Trust, the region and nationally.
• Leading education and development in medicines use in critical care for Trust staff and other staff working in this therapeutic area regionally and nationally.
• Providing consultant level clinical input to inpatients and developing innovative pharmacist focussed service delivery pathways to ensure that those with unmet need are identified and treated.
• Leading on, undertaking, supervising and publishing research in medicines use in critical care.

Interviews will be held via Videolink, date TBC

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Caroline Cheng
Job title
Deputy Chief Pharmacist
Email address
Telephone number
0203 299 9000 ext: 31494