Lead Pharmacist

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent part-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1439126

 Job Description

An opportunity has arisen within Kingsbridge Private Hospital for a dynamic and motivated Registered Hospital Pharmacist. The nature of the job may require an element of travel and therefore applicants must have access to a car and have a full, clean drivers licence.

Job Summary:

You will take responsibility for the day to day management of the pharmacy services, providing effective leadership and clinical pharmacy expertise to the wider clinical team.  You will coordinate pharmacy services within the hospital ensuring regulatory compliance, adherence to best practice frameworks and will take responsibility for clinical governance relating to medicine management.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • To provide pharmaceutical expertise and input to the care of the patients within Kingsbridge Private Hospital Leading the pharmacy department to deliver an excellent medicine management service to all customers, supervising the procurement, preparation, dispensing and distribution of medicines for inpatients. To supervise junior staff members in the delivery of the medicine management service, and where necessary to assume responsibility for specialist clinical service.
  • Support the team to deliver care that helps improve the health of the individual and wider community.
  • Support the team in demonstrating compassion through effective relationships based on empathy, respect and dignity.
  • Develop own competence to deliver effective care and treatments through improving clinical/technical knowledge / skill, and expertise.
  • Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient.
  • Act as an advocate for safeguarding patients, demonstrate courage to speak up when there are concerns about care.
  • Demonstrate commitment to improving care and the patient experience.
  • To facilitate the daily running of the pharmacy department, providing a safe and effective medicines management service to all patients, staff, consultants and customers.
  • Provide clinical input with respect to medicines to all patients.
  • Ensure accurate and timely charging.
  • Ensure compliance with all appropriate regulatory, professional and best practice frameworks.

This job description is not definitive and may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business.


Person Specification






Degree in Pharmacy MPharm, BSc or BPharm.


Registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council as a pharmacist.

Post-graduate qualification in Clinical Pharmacy





Minimum 3 years registration & 2 years within a hospital environment.



Experience in delivering Training.

Previous Experience of providing support to management.

2 years Lead/Managerial experience

Special Knowledge and Skills


Knowledge of key legislation such as Quality Assurance tools, the Care Standards Act and RQIA requirements


Effective clinical decision-making


Reflective safe practice


Ethical use of information


Laws relating to Pharmacy Practice

Specialist knowledge gained through experience


Proficient in the use of information technology, including the use of hardware, software and systems.

IT and Telephone interaction skills


Policy and procedure development experience


Personal Attributes




Enthusiastic and willingness to learn new roles and take on responsibility as the role develops


Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills, with a positive, proactive approach to leadership

Willingness to develop within the role and provide support for new and innovative thinking in healthcare


Have an accurate, methodical and careful approach to medicines management


Confidence in autonomous practice (where appropriate)


To apply please complete an Application and Monitoring form and return to the Recruitment Team 
Closing date for all applications is Friday 20th September at 4pm