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Lead Pharmacist (HIV and Sexual Health)

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

Role Summary

To provide a high quality, safe and patient focused clinical pharmacist service to the HIV and sexual health service to meet professional, and Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's requirements.

Responsible for providing specialist Pharmacist advice on HIV therapeutics to the Sexual Health Clinics within the Trust to include Prescribers, Clinicians, Nursing staff and Patients.

To deliver high quality patient care in line with legislation, national guidance and contract service specifications.

Optimise Clinical outcomes, improve medicines safety and deliver best value from medicines within the HIV and Sexual Health Service.

To liaise with Prescribers and members of the multidisciplinary team to resolve discrepancies with patient medicines to ensure safe medication supplies and medicines management within the service and to patients.

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

This post provides a unique opportunity to join the Pharmacy team at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to lead, develop and deliver a high-quality, patient focused, Clinical Pharmacy service for HIV and Sexual Health Patients.

You will be employed as a member of the Pharmacy team but will be based within the Sexual Health Service in Exeter working as part of the multi-disciplinary team to deliver a Pharmacy service in an outpatient Clinic setting where you will use your Non-medical prescribing qualification and skills to prescribe for patients and undertake medication reviews.

You will be responsible for planning and organising your own workload using your experience and professional judgement to resolve medication-related problems and provide specialist advice to patients as well as members of the MDT.

This role provides an opportunity for frequent patient contact and scope to develop and expand leadership skills through working with the wider Sexual Health and Pharmacy teams. 

We are looking for an innovative and experienced Clinical Pharmacist to work with the Trust Sexual Health Service to join our team and enhance our ability to provide a Clinical Pharmacy service to patients of the service.

This is an exciting permanent position that will allow you to develop working relationships with members of the multidisciplinary Sexual Health team as well as Pharmacy colleagues in the Trust, outsourced Pharmacy services and other external stakeholders e.g. NHS England, ICB, Primary Care, Community Pharmacy and other Acute Hospitals.

The role is ideal for a Pharmacist with a prescribing qualification who has an interest in working within Sexual Health Services and developing specialist Clinical knowledge in this area. 

You will be an excellent communicator interacting with Healthcare professionals and patients working to resolve any medication issues should they arise. You will be responsible for developing, maintaining and monitoring relevant medicines-related policies and guidelines associated with the HIV and Sexual Health Service.

You should be highly self-motivated with an ability to plan, organise and work flexibly, independently and as part of a wider team. A non-judgemental approach to patient care is essential as you will be working with individuals affected by Sexual Health issues.

This post is based within the Exeter Sexual Health Service but the post holder will be required to travel on a regular basis to other Trust locations (e.g. Barnstaple Sexual Health Clinic) as required to support the service and run clinics.

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

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week.

Interview Date: Thursday 11th April 2023.

For further information please contact: Sam Smith, Integrated Pharmacy Services Lead on 01392 402427.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

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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