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Community Services Pharmacist

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

This post provides a unique opportunity to join the Pharmacy team at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and enhance our ability to provide a Clinical Pharmacy Service to Community Hospital Adult Inpatients as well as a Medicines Optimisation Service to patients in their own homes.

To provide a high-quality Specialist Clinical Pharmacy Service to patients in their own home and within Community Hospitals as part of an integrated team.

Develop relationships with other Pharmacy professionals and members of the Multi-disciplinary team to support integration across Health and Social Care including Primary Care, Community Pharmacy, Secondary Care, Acute Hospital at home and Mental Health.

Ensure safe, effective and economic medicines use to strive for best outcomes for patients.

To be responsible for linking with the wider Health and Social Care Teams to optimise medication regimes and pharmaceutical care.

Support Pharmacy Technicians with Clinical Prioritisation on a day to day basis.

To provide advice, education, training and development for patients, other Pharmacy staff and members of the Multi-disciplinary team.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

We are looking for an experienced, innovative and flexible Pharmacist to join our team and enhance our ability to provide Pharmaceutical support for patients receiving care in Eastern Devon Community Services.

This role is ideal for a Pharmacist with previous experience of working in Hospital Pharmacy but is also suitable for candidates who may currently be working in another Pharmacy Sector as full training and support is available. Applications will also be considered from candidates who may wish to combine this role as part of a portfolio career. 

You will be an excellent communicator interacting with members of the Pharmacy team, other Healthcare professionals, Patients and Carers. Applicants should be passionate about patient care and strive to ensure patients receive the best possible outcomes from prescribed medicines.

Working knowledge of discharge processes and an understanding of medicines issues  across interfaces of care would be an advantage. Candidates will be able to develop their Clinical skills and experience in this role but should have a sound Clinical Knowledge base, ability to problem solve, make decisions and be able to prioritise workload effectively.

Following a period of induction, you will be expected to provide supervision, training and support to junior staff and to support the wider community services pharmacy team with the delivery of training to other members of the multidisciplinary team on prescribing and medicines issues.

In return you will be a member of the established Community Services Pharmacy team who will support you with personal development with appropriate training and opportunities to further develop your skills.

You should be highly self-motivated with an ability to plan and work flexibly, independently and as part of a wider team.  Good IT skills are essential for this role.

This post is based in Tiverton but you should be able to travel to various locations for meetings and patient visits as required.

If you believe you have the skills and experience necessary to fulfill this role we look forward to hearing from you.

As a key member of the Trust, you’ll be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy when they need it most.

Working Pattern: 33.75 hours per week

Interview date: Thursday 5th October 2023

For further information please contact: Suzy Bidwell, Clinical Pharmacy Manager (Community Services Team) on 07825 904604 or James Lam (Mid Devon Locality Lead Pharmacist) on 07540 302528.

This post has been identified as involving access to vulnerable adults and/or children and in line with Trust policy successful applicants will be required to undertake a Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure Check/Enhanced Disclosure Check.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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