Specialist Pharmacist – Education and Training (Band 7) – Pharmacy – Croydon Health Services NH[…]

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Specialist Pharmacist – Education and Training

Band 7

Main area Pharmacy Grade Band 7 Contract Permanent Hours Full time – 37.5 hours per week (37.5hrs per week + EDC) Job ref 199-5208770-FM-NP-Z

Site Croydon University Hospital Town Croydon Salary £46,836 – £52,849 pa inc of HCAS (outer) Salary period Yearly Closing 16/05/2023 23:59

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

Job overview

Specialist Pharmacist – Education and Training

Band 7 (Full-time + EDC)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Croydon Health Services (CHS) for a dedicated and organised pharmacist to support the Education and Training team. Our Pharmacy Services are highly respected and our staff work closely with multi-disciplinary teams. 

The successful applicant will have previous education and training experience, together with hospital pharmacy experience, providing clinical services to a variety of clinical environments. You will join a team of dynamic, senior, rotational pharmacists, gaining valuable experience .

Under the guidance of the Principal Pharmacist, you will be introduced to Education and Training strategy and local delivery in the development of training for undergraduate students, trainee pharmacists and foundation pharmacists. You will be responsible for developing education and training services and providing professional cover and training to junior pharmacists.

We were one of the first Trusts in London to launch electronic prescribing and administration for inpatients and outpatients and are continuing to develop the system. We work closely across the interface to deliver innovative work to improve the quality of patient care and experience across the primary/secondary care boundary.

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Main duties of the job

The post holder will support the delivery of the Education and Training Strategy at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and also provide a Clinical Pharmacy service to a defined specialty. They will deputise for the Principal Pharmacist (Education and Training) in the delivery of the E&T responsibilities and duties such as;

  • Teaching of undergraduate pharmacy and medical students
  • Induction and training of junior doctors
  • Supervision of Brighton Undergraduate Pharmacy Placements
  • Recruitment and organisation of Pharmacy Summer Placement Programme and Work Experience Programme
  • Support with the Foundation Training Year Programme for trainee pharmacists
  • Support with induction and training of junior pharmacists

The post holder will also assist in providing and maintaining a safe and efficient pharmaceutical service to a cohort of patients in accordance with Trust policies. They will support and supervise undergraduate students, trainees and newly qualified pharmacists. They will deliver, develop and evaluate E&T services in accordance with the objectives set by the Principal Pharmacist. The role is designed to develop clinical, specialist and leadership skills, ensuring the development of a well-rounded and capable pharmacist.

Working for our organisation

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity. 

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We’re also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people’s homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children’s Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital. 

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we’re no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

** ***Please see the Job Description and the Person Specification for more details on the jobs responsibilities *****

Person specification


  • Pharmacy Degree MRPharmS
  • Certificate in Pharmacy Practice or equivalent
  • Candidate must be Registered with GPhC
  • Evidence of commitment to CPD and maintains an up to date CPD portfolio
  • MSc in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent.
  • Diploma in Clinical Pharmacy or equivalent
  • Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society


  • Good knowledge of pharmacy practice.
  • Good working knowledge of National Policy and guidelines (incl NICE guidance) applicable to the different specialties.
  • Awareness of current NHS issues including national and local priorities.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of interface issues.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge risk management
  • Familiarity with word- processing, powerpoint and spreadsheet software.
  • Understanding of current Medicines Management issues.


  • Experience of pharmacist co-ordinated discharge medication, patient medication history taking, and one stop dispensing
  • Experience of supervising and training staff.
  • Experience of working on general medical wards, stroke and elderly care wards
  • Experience of drug therapy review, audit projects, evaluation of clinical studies and formulation of guidelines and protocols
  • Experience of providing medicines information
  • Experience of working in an out of hours service
  • Accredited tutor for certificate in clinical pharmacy practice / diploma course
  • Previous experience with JAC computer system
  • Experience of conducting / being involved with quality improvement
  • Experience of working in Paediatrics and / or with high cost drug


  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills – both verbal and written.
  • Good organisation and time-management skills
  • Clinical pharmacy skills at Diploma level.
  • Capacity to work calmly under pressure.
  • Ability to organise and motivate oneself and others efficiently.
  • Professional manner
  • Ability to work independently and in a team as necessary
  • Good time management skills and the ability to work to agreed deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate how Trust and personal values are applied to working practice
  • Managerial and leadership ability.

We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our substantive & Fixed Term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.


Please note that no job offer or volunteer placement will be made until satisfactory references have been received. You are asked to provide email addresses for all referees, and ensure their accuracy before submitting your application.If you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act, require the application form in a different format or would like advice in regard to the recruitment process, please email the South West London Recruitment Hub @

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In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process, if applicable, should you be appointed.WE COMMUNICATE TO ALL JOB APPLICANTS VIA THE E-MAIL ADDRESS WHICH HAS BEEN PROVIDED ON THE APPLICATION FORM. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR E-MAIL ON A REGULAR BASISDue to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.If you decide to apply for this post, but do not hear back from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.


Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. Please note, we are unable to sponsor a candidate for a visa on a bank contract.

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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Name Abbas Alidina Job title Principal Pharmacist – Education and Training Email address View email address on click.appcast.io Telephone number View phone number on click.appcast.io Additional information

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Job Category: Medicine
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: London

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