Advanced Specialist & Practice Research Pharmacist- Stroke Services


Posted: 2 years ago

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

£47,126 - £53,219 per annum


We recently went into partnership with Bournemouth University and, with the merger of Poole Hospital and Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trusts, became University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust this is a really exciting time to join us!

Our ambitious multi-million pound plans to develop our sites are well underway, including developing RBH as the major acute and emergency hospital in East Dorset, PH as the major planned care hospital, and ambitious plans for Christchurch to support on-going patient treatment.

Joining UHD gives you the opportunity to enjoy all that Dorset has to offer. Bournemouth is a vibrant university town , and Poole has a large natural harbour and is perfect for water sports or relaxing at a quayside restaurant.

With both the New Forest and Isle of Purbeck on our doorstep, over 7 miles of stunning sandy beaches and coastal paths, we are located within an area of amazing beauty providing a great place for you to achieve your rewarding work life balance.

Band 8a Advanced Specialist & Practice Research Pharmacist – Stroke Services

We have a fantastic opportunity for a hospital pharmacist to join our innovative and forward thinking teams at University Hospitals Dorset as our Lead Pharmacist within our Stroke services, in a new post created in partnership with a pharmaceutical company.  University Hospitals Dorset is one of the largest NHS organisations in the South West with two major acute hospitals in the popular seaside resorts of Bournemouth and Poole. We are able to offer a wealth of developmental and fully funded training opportunities and a huge breadth of specialities and experience.

We are looking for a dynamic, friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic pharmacist to combine providing a clinical pharmacy service to the wards with practice-based research. It’s an exciting time at UHD as we look to be the centre of excellence in the region by offering the highest quality of training. Our exciting training portfolio ranges from apprenticeships for those new to pharmacy, trainee pharmacists and technicians, foundation programmes and a wide range of Postgraduate studies and leadership qualifications. 

The role benefits from an established pharmacy service to the stroke wards, consisting of specialist elderly care pharmacists and medicines management technicians, who will support you and the pharmacy service to the ward.

You will lead and develop the pharmacy service to our established Hyper Acute Stroke Unit at The Royal Bournemouth hospital. You will work as part of the multidisciplinary team, attending ward rounds and promoting evidence-based prescribing.

The research aspect of the role will initially focus on the project title: “Pharmacist led
management of anticoagulation post stroke – Impact of pharmacist intervention on DOAC initiation and patient adherence to DOAC therapy post discharge from secondary care.

The Pharmacy departments at UHD are friendly, forward thinking and are constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve the service. We’ve embraced medicines optimisation, robotic automation, electronic prescribing and administration of medicines (EPMA) and seven day working.

Informal visits and enquiries are fully supported and encouraged.

The UHD pharmacy team recruitment promise

  • The pharmacy team embraces and champions, equality, diversity and inclusivity.
  • We commit to consider all potential work life balance options for posts for example part time, job share, flexible or condensed hours
  • We can offer fully paid and highly regarded training opportunities such as Postgraduate Accreditations and Diplomas, student training programmes and advanced Leadership courses
  • We celebrate and welcome applicants from other pharmacy sectors, those returning to practice or from outside the UK and will actively consider visa applications for registered posts
  • You may be eligible for relocation costs should you be required to relocate. This will assist with relocation expenses if you live more than 40 miles from the Trust and are already a resident in the UK. Please ask for further details at interview.

This role requires one late finish per week (closing at 5.30pm), weekend shifts 1 in 5 (either Saturday or Sunday) and approximately one Bank Holiday shift per year.

Proposed Interview date: 29th April 2022

For further details / informal visits contact:

David Vincent – Team leader – Older persons medicine.

Tel.: 0300 019 4095

Additional contact Information:

Alfredo Hernandez-Sanchez – Clinical pharmacy manager

Tel: 0300 019 4097

We believe that having a diverse workforce, and allowing people to be themselves, is essential in ensuring we offer an inclusive, welcoming and productive place to work.

We especially welcome applications from minority groups in the community who may be underrepresented in our workforce.

At UHD our active staff network groups are Black Asian Minority Ethnic Group (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Network Group (LGBTQ+), European (EU), Pro Ability Staff Network, and the Armed Forces Support Group.

As a Trust we are proudly signed up to the Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interview schemes.

Please note:

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated.

Staff recruited are expected to be available to work flexibly across all our Trust locations when service demands require it.

This advert may be closed early if sufficient applications are received.

Internal Candidates: staff employed prior to merger who voluntarily change jobs will be appointed to UHD terms and conditions.



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Job Reference

Reference: 153-ZJ-8966-D

Closing Date: 2022-04-22

Interview Date: 29/04/2022

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