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Principal Pharmacist - Medicine

Band 8B

Main area
Band 8B
37.5 hours per week
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Southmead hospital
£49,242 - £59,964 per annum
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Principal Pharmacist - Medicine – Band 8B up to £59,964K & excellent benefits

A fantastic opportunity for a Principal Pharmacist to work with the Division of Medicine at one of the UK’s largest NHS Hospital Trusts.

WHY APPLY? : This Principal Pharmacist role is a great opportunity to:

  • Shape the future of Clinical pharmacy within the Division using national programmes and local policies
  • Implement innovative ways to improve patient flow and optimise resources
  • Professional Development –including leadership programmes
  • Great Team – work closely with the division, a supportive senior pharmacy structure and specialist pharmacists in the pharmacy divisional structure.
  • An excellent location - the Trust resides within one of the most vibrant cities in the UK, Bristol. Voted the best city to live in 2017, the city is famous for its year round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, exceptional gastronomy, stunning cityscapes and awe-inspiring street art.


  • The trust has 3 clinical divisions. This job is to lead and manage a team of pharmacists for the Division of Medicine, including specialist band 8a and 7 posts in respiratory, HIV, medical admissions, palliative care, cardiology, gastroenterology and care of the elderly.
  • Ensure clinical pharmacy continues to develop a high quality service in line with our STP and hospital medicine optimisation plans.
  • Work closely with pharmacy colleagues and the division on strategic plans
  • Identify savings for the division and ensure that the plans are realised
  • Ensure and encourage staff development

YOU: We are looking for candidates with:

  • Good leadership
  • Clinical Hospital Pharmacist experience
  • Management Skills
  • Passion to develop a high quality service
  • Enthusiasm for Service Development


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

APPLY NOW- For further enquiries or to book an informal visit, please contact Alison Staples, Associate Director of Pharmacy Clinical Services tel. 0117 4142279 email: or Jane Coleborn, Director of Pharmacy tel. 0117 4142276 email:

If you have problems applying, contact

0117 414 1151