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Carolina Cro
Band 8a
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
15 hours per week (Bank 15hrs per week -(Tuesday/Wednesday))
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Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
Epsom & ST Helier
Epsom & Carshalton
Salary period
31/08/2024 23:59

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Bank- Principal Pharmacist Sexual Health and HIV Services -Band 8a

Band 8a

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

At Epsom and St Helier Hospitals, above all we value respect.  We put respect at the heart of all we do, by living up to our shared behaviours of kindness, professionalism, positivity and teamwork.  This enables us to provide great patient care and make ESTH a great place to work.  When you sign up to work with us, you sign up to this and we welcome applicants who share our values


Job overview

Role of the Department


To provide a co-ordinated pharmaceutical service, which is broad-based, cost effective and efficient.


To promote safe, legal, rational and economic use of medicines and all allied products to all its clients.


Job purpose


  1. To be responsible for leading, managing, strategically developing and delivering a specialist pharmacy service to the HIV and sexual health clinics.


  1. To provide specialist advice regarding the use of antiretroviral medication for all patients across the Trust and facilitate good prescribing practice in these areas.


Main duties of the job


  1. To work closely with and line manage the Senior Technician, Sexual Health and HIV.


  1. To act as a role model and ensure all pharmacists, medical and nursing staff and other health care professionals are trained in the safe and effective use of antiretrovirals and adhere to best practice.


  1. To lead in the development and delivery of the pharmacy service to the HIV and sexual health clinics.


  1. To develop, implement, evaluate and monitor medicines management guidelines, policies and procedures related to antiretrovirals, in collaboration with appropriate specialists and in line with local and National Guidance.


Working for our organisation

ur ambition is to provide an outstanding level of care to our patients and communities.

Above all we value respect. This means everyone at the Trust – whether a member of staff, a patient or their loved ones – can expect to be treated with respect, whatever their role or background. This ensures kind, positive, professional teamwork, delivering great care to every patient, every day.

By choosing to work here, you also choose to value and role model respect. This means having respect for the Trust and your roles and responsibilities, as well as colleagues, patients and anyone who interacts with the Trust.        

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

General Responsibilities:


The post holder is required to:

  • Work within agreed Trust and departmental policies and procedures and to accepted standards of practice.
  • Work in other areas and on other sites in the Trust to cover for service needs.
  • Undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time, as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.
  • Ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity.
  • Comply with the Code of Ethics of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
  • Treat patients and customers with dignity and courtesy.
  • Ensure that medicines do not fall into unauthorised hands.
  • Have responsibility for the health, safety and welfare for self and others and to comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety regulations, including COSHH.
  • Promote Equal Opportunities and to comply with the requirements of the legislation and the Trust’s policies.
  • Attend such training courses and meetings as are necessary for the efficient performance of the post holder’s duties.
  • Participate in Continuing Professional Development, maintaining own CPD portfolio.
  • Participate in the appraisal system.
  • Comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
  • Comply with the Trust’s No Smoking Policy.
  • Comply with Duty of Candour principles.


Person specification


Essential criteria
  • knowledge- significant post registration hospital pharmacy
  • qualification and education - GPHC & clinical pharmacy diploma
  • personal attributes -excellent time management & commitment
Desirable criteria
  • other requirements- able to travel to venues off site when required


Essential criteria
  • experience
  • Experience of managing complex projects
  • Significant post registration hospital pharmacy experience at a senior level

Employer certification / accreditation badges

NHS Pastoral Care Quality AwardTrust IDNo smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident employerNational Preceptorship for Nursing Quality MarkHappy to Talk Flexible WorkingNational Preceptorship Quality Mark

Applicant requirements

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.

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carolina Cro
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