Lead Clinical Pharmacist – Ramsay Health Care Clinical – Hartlepool

Ramsay Health Care Clinical

Job Description

Lead Clinical Pharmacist

Tees Valley Hospital & Cobalt Hospital

30 hours

Welcome Bonus Available

The Role:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active clinical pharmacist – based at Tees Valley Hospital (based in Middlesbrough) – to lead and develop clinical pharmacy services at both Tees Valley and Cobalt (Newcastle) hospitals; supporting clinical staff in effective medicines optimisation in the pre-assessment, peri and post-operative settings. As Lead, you will work with the North East Cluster Lead Pharmacist and the Heads of Clinical Services for the two hospitals to support wider medicines governance across both sites as well as manage the established site based pharmacy technician and assistant in medicine procurement.

The post is 30 hours per week, and whilst based at Tees Valley Hospital, flexibility is required to provide planned quality assurance visits to Cobalt hospital.

The post holder is managed by the Head of Clinical Services at Tees Valley Hospital, although working in collaboration with the wider North East pharmacy team is expected, as the post holder will be a member of (and supported by) the wider Ramsay Health Care UK pharmacy manager/lead community.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be patient focused. Applications are welcomed from hospital pharmacists, community pharmacists and primary care pharmacists. You must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as a pharmacist to be eligible to apply for this post.

The successful candidate will be provided with an induction training programme organised by supported by the Corporate Pharmacy Team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Clinical screening and services to clinical departments
  • Procurement, audit, patient counselling and other associated pharmaceutical duties
  • Attendance at relevant clinical governance meetings
  • Providing advice to patients/carers and clinical staff on pharmaceutical products as required
  • Adhering to GPhC Standards of conduct, ethics and performance
  • Supporting clinical managers in providing effective training and competency review of registered staff

What you will bring:

  • Degree in Pharmacy
  • Must be registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently as required
  • Demonstrated Customer Service skills


  • Competitive salary reflective of senior clinical support required
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Ramsay Academy – genuine opportunities to grow, develop and specialise in your career
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus the opportunity to buy/sell more – pro rata
  • Private Healthcare and Life Assurance
  • Free Parking
  • Access to our employee Discount Programme
  • Wellbeing centre and access to 24/7 employee assistance line for free advice
  • Long service, Employee recognition and appreciation awards

About Us:

Tees Valley Hospital opened in February 2018 and is a modern, purpose-built hospital in the grounds of Acklam Hall in Middlesbrough, designed for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of outpatient, day case and in patients. The hospital delivers a range of specialties including orthopaedics, general surgery, plastic surgery, urology, gynaecology, dermatology, oral surgery and endoscopy, to both private and NHS patients.

Cobalt Hospital, located just outside Newcastle, designed for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of outpatient and day case patients. The hospital delivers a range of specialties including endoscopy, general surgery, orthopaedic, urology and plastic surgery.

Ramsay Health Care UK is a well-established global hospital group with over 50 years’ experience. It is well respected within the healthcare industry and is one of the leading providers of independent hospital services in England.

We love people with a positive, “can do” attitude who want to make a difference in their work. “Our employees are Ramsay.” The skills and commitment of our employees forms the basis for our success.

“The Ramsay Way” culture recognises that people – staff and doctors – are Ramsay Health Care’s most important asset and this has been key to our ongoing success.

All offers of employment in respect of this appointment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Committed to quality, equality and opportunity for all.

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact

Karen Blakemore (Head of Clinical Services at Tees Valley Hospital)

[email protected].uk         

Julie Davidge (Head of Clinical Services at Cobalt Hospital)

[email protected]

Fahima Yousaf (North-East Cluster lead Pharmacist)

[email protected]                   

We care.

It’s more than what we do, it’s who we are. Everything we do is about striving to deliver the best care. And it’s a belief that’s as true today as it was when we welcomed our first patients in 1964.

“The Ramsay Way” culture recognises that people – staff and doctors – are Ramsay Health Care’s most important asset and this has been key to our ongoing success.

We encourage all Ramsay employees to participate in public health vaccination programmes including flu and Covid 19.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. This position is subject to background and DBS checks.

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