Specialist Pharmacist – Older Peoples Emergency Department (OPED) & T

Job Description


The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a modern forward thinking teaching hospital offering a full medical service to a population of over 1 million. It has strong links with both the School of Pharmacy, with onsite teacher practitioner posts, and the Medical School at the nearby University of East Anglia. It has a clear commitment to patient centred care through investment in its services and staff.

The Pharmacy Department is at the forefront of healthcare delivery with a strong focus on medicines management and innovative pharmaceutical practice. It is challenging the current professional roles resulting in a number of innovative new pharmacy led developments including the roll out of electronic prescribing and the formulation of new posts such as advanced care practitioners.

We are looking for a pharmacist with an interest in older people’s medicine (OPM) and practice research. The post holder will be responsible for providing a clinical service to our older people’s emergency department (OPED) working alongside medical, nursing and other healthcare staff to ensure patients receive optimal pharmaceutical care as part of the comprehensive geriatric assessment. The post holder will also be expected to initiate and participate in medication research relevant to OPM particularly relating to deprescribing.

In addition the post holder will spend 2 days a week as part of an experienced team of academics/practitioners at the UEA School of Pharmacy contributing to the pharmacist pre-registration programme under Professor David Wright. The successful applicant will have a postgraduate clinical pharmacy qualification or equivalent. Applicants are expected to have some teaching experience but it is accepted this may not be extensive. As part of the role you will be supported to develop your teaching skills and will have the opportunity to complete a post graduate teaching qualification.

This post is for full time employment. However, applications from those seeking part-time employment or job shares are welcomed. Please specify within your application how many days/hours you would ideally like to work.

To support seven day working, all staff are required to work weekends (currently 1 in 10) on a rotational basis with corresponding time off given during the week.

Open for applications: 3rd February 2021

Close for applications: 7th March 2021

Interview date: 22nd March 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Willimott

Deputy Chief Pharmacist


01603 647523


Dr Martyn Patel, Consultant in Older Peoples Medicine


01603 288212