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Pharmacy department

Band 7 £43,742 - £50,056 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

Are you a specialist pharmacist with a passion for women’s and children’s services? Would you like to contribute to advancing pharmaceutical care within women’s services and for our paediatric patients? If this describes you, we invite you to get in touch with us.

Now is an excellent time to become part of the pharmacy team at MKUH; we are a friendly, forward-thinking department who continue to grow in both size and influence. Recent enhancements include a major departmental refurbishment, the introduction of a new Pharmacy Robot, the establishment of a new Pharmacy and Aseptic Unit in the Cancer Centre, and the opening of a new Outpatient Pharmacy.

Our services are evolving to provide our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with more time to work alongside patients while supporting their medical and nursing colleagues. Our commitment is to... ensure that every patient receives safe, high-quality care, placing our patients at the heart of our mission. This role is a compelling career opportunity for a skilled and dedicated pharmacist to join our hardworking, forward-looking, and innovative pharmacy team.

For further details or to schedule an informal visit to the department, kindly reach out to Jill Macdonald via email at [email protected]

Interview Date: 29th May 2024

You will become part of a growing team of Clinical Pharmacists and Specialist Pharmacists, who support patient care across a wide range of clinical specialties within the Trust. With the support of the Principal Pharmacist for Women’s and Children’s Services, you will deliver high-quality, patient-centred care within your chosen area of expertise. In addition to delivering ward based clinical pharmacy services within women’s services and paediatrics, as well as clinical support to the dispensary, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in supporting and supervising junior staff, undertaking quality improvement and audit work, advocating for medicines optimisation and safety initiatives at the ward level, and collaborating with the Principal Pharmacist to address any medicines related issues affecting the women and children's services.

This role is crucial to the delivery, development, and evaluation of pharmaceutical services across the hospital. It plays a key part in helping divisions optimise medicines use within available resources.

Our standard working hours now consist of four long days (8 am to 6.30 pm) per week, with coverage on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays on a rota basis. After a period of induction and training, you will contribute to the pharmacy out-of-hours service.

If successful, you will be part of a supportive and learning environment that encourages both professional and personal development.


You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
• Free on-site parking
• Free tea and coffee
• Great flexible working opportunities
• Discounted gym membership
• Lease car scheme
• Generous annual leave and pension scheme
• On site nursery (chargeable)
• Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents; all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

For further details / informal visits contact: Name: Jill McDonald Job title: Associate Director of Pharmacy – Clinical Services Email address: [email protected] Telephone number: 01908 995712
Milton Keynes UK


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