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Careers at the Pharmacy

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On this page, you will find out more about the careers available in the pharmacy at the Royal Hospital in Liverpool

Welcome to the careers page for the pharmacy

Amy Canton and Nafiseh NourouziIf you're looking to work in a challenging and rewarding clinical environment surrounded by an experienced team, with big opportunities to progress, look no further.

The pharmacy team at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, based out of the Royal hospital in Liverpool city centre and soon to be moving into the brand new, state of the art new Royal, offer a wide range of careers from pre-registration pharmacists, pharmacists and technical staff. 

Training Base

The main centre of the Trust is the 650 bed Royal Liverpool University Hospital (RLUH); services are about to move into a brand new building with an exciting redesign of the way care is delivered. Every patient will have their own en-suite private room and the hospital has been designed to reflect the patient journey. Sometime during the year is spent at our Broadgreen site, about 4 miles away in the eastern suburbs of Liverpool. Short rotations are also arranged to see paediatric practice at the Royal Liverpool Children's hospital, and psychiatry and psychogeriatric pharmacy in conjunction with Mersey Care NHS Trust. Graduates are also encouraged to undertake a cross-sector placement.

The new hospital has a decentralised pharmacy service which will evolve further over time. We can offer enthusiastic and motivated graduates a unique experience as our new models of care are implemented.

The Hospital and Training Programme:

The RLUH is a major teaching hospital with specialities covering the full range of adult medical and surgical practice. It has regional specialisms in infectious diseases, haematology, renal medicine and transplantation, and other conditions. More than 40 pharmacists provide well-embedded clinical care to all directorates, and most are involved in pre-registration pharmacist training by providing clinical attachments in their areas. These clinical attachments are supported with rotations through the dispensary, medicines information and aseptic manufacturing.

We encourage a hands-on approach by trainees to prepare them for practice after registration, and attendance at regular meetings within the department and beyond is backed up with more than 30 study days locally outside the hospital. Each pre-registration pharmacist has their own tutor in addition to supervision from rotation leads and the pre-registration manager. Objectives exist for each rotation and clinical attachment. Basic skills are established and then built upon so that by the end of their year graduates are ready to not merely join the Register, but commence work as confident rotational pharmacists in the NHS.