Band 7/8a Specialist Clinical Pharmacist Infectious Diseases (UK Sponsorship available)

Do you have the vision, drive and enthusiasm to help deliver an exciting pharmacy service? If yes, University Hospitals Birmingham has a highly rewarding for you.

UHB  is recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this. UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. UHB’s commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. They nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Position: Specialist Clinical Pharmacist Infectious Diseases (Development)

Salary: £43,742 to £57,349

Job Type: Full Time

Location: UK

About the Role

UHB are seeking talented and motivated pharmacist to join the Heartlands site within our Infectious Diseases team to help deliver a clinically focused and innovative pharmacy service. The role will also support the Birmingham Chest Clinic, which is one of the largest referral centers for TB in the UK. If you are a hospital pharmacist and you want to utilise your clinical skills and work in a forward-thinking department, then this is the job for you! UHB Pharmacy is a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow.

Main Duties

  • Deliver a clinical pharmacy service for the specialty in accordance with the priorities set by The Associate Chief Pharmacist – Clinical Services and the Trust agreed standards
  • To provide clinical specialist input to the specialty areas
  • Act as a role model to clinical support pharmacists working in the specialty.
  • Review current working practices to ensure optimal services are provided.
  • Assist in coordinating solutions to supply problems with medicines used within the specialty.
  • Work across traditional boundaries of tertiary/secondary/primary care, such as coordinating with GP surgeries and community pharmacies to ensure seamless discharges.
  • Participate in teaching sessions to nurses, junior medical staff and patients were required to Ensure that pharmaceutical care problems are identified and communicated.
  • Demonstrate professional accountability to service users, stakeholders and the profession.
  • Demonstrate pharmaceutical knowledge of drugs used within the specialty and be familiar with complex regimens used in critically ill patients and those on a large number of Potentially interacting drugs.
  • Ensure the quality of patients’ pharmaceutical care.
  • Demonstrate clinical reasoning and judgement.


  • 4-year vocational Masters degree in pharmacy (or equivalent)
  • Membership of the General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Post-graduate clinical pharmacy qualification or equivalent experience
  • Member of The General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Working towards Level I Faculty Membership with the RPS
  • Has completed a non-medical prescribing course and registered as an NMP with the GPhC
  • Significant post-registration hospital pharmacy experience in clinical pharmacy services
  • Previous participation in multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrates commitment and enthusiasm for providing high quality pharmaceutical care
  • Experience of teaching/presenting to other healthcare professionals/patients
  • Commitment to own Continuing Professional Development
  • Possesses relevant clinical knowledge in complex clinical pharmacy setting
  • Knowledge of national initiatives and guidelines, e.g. NICE, NSF
  • Possesses knowledge of available resources to answer Medicines Information queries
  • Able to work with drug budget information
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of general medicine and current issues
  • Experience in infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship
  • Previous involvement in clinical trials
  • Team worker
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good oral, written communication & presentation skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills
  • Demonstrates empathy towards patients and carers


  • Certificate of Sponsorship: Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities completing a structured development program to develop from a Senior Support Pharmacist (band 7) into a Specialist Clinical role (band 8a).
  • Dedicated protected learning during work hours to help facilitate your development.
  • Work with a fantastic team offering specialist regional care for Infectious Diseases patients.
  • Post-graduate training in pharmacy and support to utilise or undertake a non-medical prescribing (NMP).
  • Opportunities to work as part of an MDT in the Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy (OPAT) team and outpatient TB clinics.
  • Access to trust health & wellbeing initiatives and a variety of staff networks.
  • Access to exclusive benefits for you & your family including NHS discounts at various retailers, restaurants and leisure facilities.

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

Interested and qualified individuals should kindly CLICK HERE to learn more about the role and to apply

Application Deadline

July 7, 2024

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