Job Title: Pharmacist (outpatient clinical pharmacy)
Work Location: The outpatient pharmacies at the Royal Surrey Hospital
Pay: around £45,000 per year subject to experience
Hours per week: full-time is 40 hours per week; part-time applications welcome
About the job
We are once again expanding our successful, friendly outpatient pharmacy team, and are searching for a pharmacist who is looking to expand their clinical knowledge into hospital specialities and use it each day without having to work on a ward.
This role is suitable for newly qualified pharmacists, as well as more established pharmacists who are looking for a change of sector from community or hospital pharmacy practice.
The role is for 40-hours a week, Monday to Friday – there is no weekend, late-night or Bank Holiday working. The annual salary will be on or around £45,000 depending on experience.
This is an exciting opportunity to join an outpatient hospital pharmacy that has a focus on patient safety and experience. You will be working in a busy and supportive environment, providing a patient-centred service, whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance. The role is perfect for pharmacists seeking a new challenge, and particularly suits those with a strong focus on patient care and an ability to develop solid working relationships with doctors, nurses and the wider healthcare team.
As a new pharmacist at PharmCo you will:
Receive training, support and development to be able to work safely and effectively
Be the Responsible Pharmacist when necessary, and ensure that the pharmacy operates in adherence to all relevant legislation, and regulatory, ethical and professional standards
Provide a pharmacy service that is accurate, safe, timely and prioritises patient experience
Use effective questioning and listening techniques to understand and meet the needs of patients and colleagues
Ensure patients always receive the necessary information about their medication and have a chance to ask any questions they may have
Deliver day-to-day pharmacy services, including:
- Clinically screening prescriptions
- Final checking
- Patient counselling
- Advising patients and clinicians
- Stock maintenance, including security and storage
We are ‘PharmCo’, the wholly owned subsidiary outpatient pharmacy of the Royal Surrey County Hospital. We run two dispensaries at the hospital, and one non-dispensing hub for patients to collect their medicines and get advice.
Clinically we cover a diverse range of hospital-based specialities, particularly paediatrics, emergency medicine, rheumatology, gastroenterology and ophthalmology, as well as serving the UK’s fourth largest cancer centre.
We have a strong focus on people development and a clear career pathway map for our pharmacist and technical colleagues, which provide opportunities to develop clinical, managerial and leadership skills and knowledge.
We recognise that diversity brings strength and value, so we don’t simply accept difference, we actively encourage and celebrate it. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.
We truly appreciate our staff and reward them with the best benefits package we can, including:
- Weekday working only
- Competitive starting salary
- Generous annual leave entitlement including bank holidays
- Free on-site parking
- Flexible working opportunities
- Competitive private pension scheme
- On-site nursery (chargeable)
- Staff gym (low annual charge)
- On-site social club
- Paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Discounts and lifestyle savings, plus a 24/7, 365 wellbeing support service through our partner staff benefits organisation
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Salary: £40,000.00-£50,000.00 per year
- Company pension
- Free parking
- On-site parking
- Sick pay
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Monday to Friday
- No weekends
We have provided masks, visors, and gloves for our staff, as well as cleaning equipment and hand sanitisers. Social distancing measures are in place, and clear screens at each point of contact act as additional safety measures.
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Guildford GU2: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
- GPhc registration (required)
- United Kingdom (required)