Allied Health Professionals - Advanced Specialist Pharmacist - Paediatrics and Neonatology

  • Department Paediatrics and Neonatology
  • Salary £45,753.00 – £51,668 per annum
  • Closing Date 27/01/2021
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-ASP-687-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hrs per week across 7 days. Weekend working and emergency duty service on a rotational basis.)

Do you have experience in Paediatrics or Neonatology?  Are you looking to move your career to an advanced specialist pharmacist role?

This is an opportunity to come and work in the beautiful county of Shropshire.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated pharmacist to join our team as an Advanced Specialist pharmacist at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.  This is an excellent opportunity, the county centre for Women's and Children's services moved into a new £28 million purpose built unit in 2014.  The state of the art facility comprises an 8 bed 24 hour short stay Children’s Assessment Unit, a 33 bedded Inpatient Children’s Ward including 3 HDU beds, a Level 2 neo-natal unit with 6 Intensive Care cots, 1 Isolation cot and 16 special care cots and a Children’s Cancer and Haematology Unit with 3 inpatient hepa-filtrated rooms and 2 day case beds.  

The successful applicant will join our dynamic Trust wide pharmacy team committed to delivering an excellent pharmacy service built around achieving medicines optimisation and the highest standard of service to all our patients.  Applicants for the specialist role must be suitably qualified, as appropriate to the post, and will preferably have significant experience in both paediatrics and neonatology in an acute hospital setting.

A postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy is essential.  This is a prescribing role and those candidates who are not currently an independent prescriber will be supported and funded to undertake the qualification. There will be a requirement to participate in extended hours working including weekends and bank holiday on a rotational basis.


The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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